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Friday, July 22, 2011

America's Cold Civil War - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast

America's Cold Civil War - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast

Barack Obama: The Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Barack Obama: The Democrats’ Richard Nixon?:

"Here are a few examples of Obama's effective conservatism:

His stimulus bill was half the size that his advisers thought necessary;
He continued Bush’s war and national security policies without change and even retained Bush’s defense secretary;
He put forward a health plan almost identical to those that had been supported by Republicans such as Mitt Romney in the recent past, pointedly rejecting the single-payer option favored by liberals;
He caved to conservative demands that the Bush tax cuts be extended without getting any quid pro quo whatsoever;
And in the past few weeks he has supported deficit reductions that go far beyond those offered by Republicans."

Congress Continues Debate Over Whether Or Not Nation Should Be Economically Ruined

Congress Continues Debate Over Whether Or Not Nation Should Be Economically Ruined

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Good Short Life With A.L.S. - NYTimes.com

The Good Short Life With A.L.S. - NYTimes.com: "I think it’s important to say that. We obsess in this country about how to eat and dress and drink, about finding a job and a mate. About having sex and children. About how to live. But we don’t talk about how to die. We act as if facing death weren’t one of life’s greatest, most absorbing thrills and challenges. Believe me, it is. This is not dull. But we have to be able to see doctors and machines, medical and insurance systems, family and friends and religions as informative — not governing — in order to be free."

Job Satisfaction and Biblical Literalism, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Job Satisfaction and Biblical Literalism, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty