Archives for: February 2005

The War Has Been Worth It

I’m often asked by friends who know I think about this stuff a lot: “Was the war in Iraq worth it?” Most of them know that I thought at the time of invasion that it was, on balance, the right decision. Most of them know I thought the Bush administration… more »

Iraqis rightly protest having Saturday off (says a Jewish guy)

Re: Iraq students protest having Saturday off (Miami Herald, 2/27/05) http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/11001250.htm As a Jewish American I have to agree with the Iraqis who are complaining about Saturday being selected as their… more »

GOP should not compromise on Social Security reform

Re "GOP Seeking a Deal on Accounts" (Washington Post, Page 1, 2/27/05) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56464-2005Feb26.html Senator Graham's proposal guaranteeing that "low-income beneficiaries will do better under a new program than t… more »

TABOR and the Colorado Club for Growth

Thanks to The American Kestrel for bringing this poll to my attention: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Poll: Colorado voters are slowly recognizing that the state government is in a budget crunch, but they're still unwilling to let go of many aspects… more »

Rationality and Science vs. Intelligent Design

Re: Intelligent Design (Cincinnati Enquirer letters from readers, 2/20/05) http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050220/EDIT03/502200312/1023/edit Your many letters supporting teaching "intelligent design" alongside evolution is frigh… more »

Update to Krugman and the AARP

Here's a link to an excellent piece by the Cato Institute's Alan Reynolds shredding the AARP's position on Social Security Reform. It's called "Myth Illogical" and the link is: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3689 more »

Krugman and the AARP

re: Kansas on My Mind (NY Times, Paul Krugman, Feb. 25) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/25/opinion/25krugman.html? Mr. Krugman is doubly misleading in "Kansas on My Mind" arguing incorrectly that the Cato Institute has not explained how their proposal… more »

Colorado legislature joins the abuse-of-eminent-domain club

PUBLISHED in the Denver Post, 2/25/05 http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0%2C1413%2C36~416~2730833%2C00.html To the Editors: Re “Land Values Could Be Halved” (Denver Post article, 2/23/05) http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2727161,00.… more »

Scrap the Earned Income Tax Credit

Re: "A lifeline for low-income families" (Boulder Daily Camera, Insight, Feb. 20): http://www.dailycamera.com/bdc/insight/article/0,1713,BDC_2494_3559532,00.html The state and the federal governments should eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit. Wh… more »

Medicine and the Nanny State

FDA panel votes to allow continued sale of Cox-2 inhibitors Vioxx Could Rejoing Painkillers on the Market http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050220/ap_on_he_me/arthritis_drugs_16 Our Nanny State goes much to far in "protecting" citize… more »
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