Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

Open letter to Thomas Sowell about the role of the Judiciary

re: Myth of 19 Judges and Ignoring the Will of Congress By Thomas Sowell, March 25, 2005 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-3_25_05_TS.html Dear Mr. Sowell, My name is Ross Kaminsky. I'm a conservative-leaning libertarian and former… more »

Follow-up: The Politics of Schiavo and the Hypocrisy of our government

Let's be clear: I am not gladdened by what's happening to Terri Schiavo. Who could be? It's a tragic scene and a drawn-out (if probably not painful) death. Others have argued enough about the merits of the case. I'm not a doctor and have never met any… more »

Bloggers help prevent Eminent Domain abuse in Colorado

Toll road gets tangled in Web of defeat Bloggers' successful blocking of 'Super Slab' bill stuns developer (Rocky Mountain News, 3/24/05) http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3646692,00.html I'm all for private funding… more »

Don't be misled by the 2041 insolvency date for Social Security. (The real problem is barely more than 10 years away.)

re: Social Security Insolvency Date Revised to 2041 (LA Times article, 3/23/05) http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-032305social_lat,0,5557111.story? To the Editors: Focusing on 2041 as the "insolvency" date for Social Security is a… more »

Will the FEC try to apply McCain-Feingold to Bloggers?

Re: McCain-Feingold Online (WSJ Editorial, 3/23/05) http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110006458 http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB111153913729187102,00.html As a blogger, I find it hard to be particularly afraid of the FEC. Th… more »

Terri Schiavo, politics and hypocrisy (on both sides)

As if Terri Schiavo's plight weren't tragic enough, we're now also being treated to the disgusting spectacle of Congress trying to score political points by involving themselves in the situation. While the moral case of whether to remove her feeding t… more »

Campaign finance: When will we learn?

Re: Astroturf Politics - How liberal foundations fooled Congress into passing McCain-Feingold (OpinionJournal of the WSJ, March 21, 2005) http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110006449 Hoodwinking the public about campaign reform is not only a fe… more »

Smoking bans trample property rights and have no solid science behind them

re: "Smoke-Free D.C.: Round 2" (Washington Post editorial, 3/19/05) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50362-2005Mar19.html To the Editors: Increased revenue at bars and restaurants since a smoking ban is a good argument against pass… more »

The base closing process is a good model for tough budget decisions

Re: States and Communities Battling Another Round of Base Closings (NY Times, 3/20/05) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/20/politics/20bases.html? To the Editors: The base closing process, using an independent commission to search for efficiency and… more »

NY Times puts Senate budget in worst possible light (for Republicans)

Re: In Blow to Bush, Senators Reject Cuts to Medicaid (MY Times, 3/18/05) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/18/politics/18budget.html? To the Editors: Re: Your headline "In Blow to Bush, Senators Reject Cuts to Medicaid" puts the Senate budget propsa… more »