In what may well be the last real chance the people of Venezuela have to stop Hugo Chavez by democratic means, it looks like there’s more than a few citizens of the country who’ve had enough: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital Thursday to oppose a [...]Continue reading Venezuela: Turning Against Chavez ?
Archive for November, 2007
The Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain was in Washington, D.C. earlier this month promoting his new book and spoke with Reason.tv about the next front in the war against the food police:Continue reading Anthony Bourdain On The War Against Fois Gras
The Constitutionalism of Ron Paul has ignited a debate that’s sorely needed in this country. The Founding Fathers envisioned a nation of individual States, each with its own quirks and ideas, and each with wide latitudes to set its own internal laws and policies as it saw fit. The central government was tasked only with [...]Continue reading Federalism vs. Individual Freedom
The New York Times had an editorial this morning about the real problem with immigration in this country. The fact that many people who want to become Americans are forced to suffer with long delays before getting naturalized and residence visas. The agency, Citizenship and Immigration Services, is telling legal immigrants that applications for citizenship [...]Continue reading The Real Immigration Problem
Ron Paul is one of the few presidential candidates in any party running on a platform of immediate withdrawal from Iraq. However, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll on Nov. 20-26 which asked various questions on Iraq: The results were: Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation [...]Continue reading Another Reason Why Ron Paul Is Having Problems
Today, an English teacher who went to Sudan to teach was sentenced to jail and deportation for letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammed: KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) — A Sudanese court found a British teacher guilty of inciting religious hatred and sentenced her to 15 days imprisonment Thursday for allowing a teddy bear to [...]Continue reading Religious Tolerance, Teddy Bears, And The Insanity Of Sharia Law
Today’s open thread is about how those of who support limited government can stop Mike Huckabee. To spur the creative juices, here’s Mike at his finest:Continue reading Open Thread: How Do We Stop Mike Huckabee?
Afghan leaders, prompted by the United States discourage farmers from growing opium, so they switch to alternative plants: KABUL, Afghanistan — The fields of Balkh province in northern Afghanistan were free of opium poppies this year, a success touted often by Afghan and international officials. But one look at Mohammad Alam’s fields uncovers an emerging [...]Continue reading War On Drugs Update: Afghanistan Edition
Thirty Five days from today, Iowa voters will caucus and the 2008 Presidential primary season will start. Five days later, New Hampshire will hold it’s primary earlier in the year than ever before. And, then, four weeks later, 20 states will hold primaries on what some pundits are referring to as Super Duper Tuesday. By [...]Continue reading The Marathon Is Becoming A Sprint
Jonah Goldberg wraps on Mike Huckabee on NRO TV. Here is part of the transcript: I think people are focusing way too much on Ron Paul when the real threat is Mike Huckabee. [...] He believes that the government, the federal government, the government in Washington is there to be used to do any and [...]Continue reading Right-wing Progressivism
Well, that was a complete and total waste of about two hours of my life. Tonight, the Republican candidates for President (not including Alan Keyes, who’s campaign has somehow gotten my email address and decided to bombard me with daily updates) gathered in Florida for their version of 2008′s latest fad……..a bunch of inane debate [...]Continue reading Republican CNN/YouTube Debate Roundup And Reaction
Tonight, the Republicans had their YouTube debate. I recommend my co-blogger Jason’s live blog about it. Basically, I think tonight ended some bids for the White House and it gave some dark horse candidates a boost. Winners: (In order of best to worst) Mike Huckabee: He was outstanding in his delivery on all the questions. [...]Continue reading GOP You Tube Wrap-Up
I’ve long been a fan of Intrade, as I’ve pointed out here, here, and here. I’ve noted that Ron Paul, for quite some time, has been trading higher on Intrade than he’s been polling. But something recently changed, and rather inexplicably. When the Ron Paul advocates raised $4.2M in one day, I expected to see [...]Continue reading Why Is Ron Paul Slipping On Intrade?
He won’t tell you this, though. In fact, he wants you to believe he’s here to help you, as part of the “other” America. But in fact, when he fights against advertising for drugs that have passed FDA certification on “safety” grounds, he’s implicitly telling you that he doesn’t believe the FDA is certifying drug [...]Continue reading John Edwards Doesn’t Trust The FDA
Trial lawyer and Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards revealed how he will force all Americans to enroll in Edwardscare: “I’m mandating healthcare for every man woman and child in America and that’s the only way to have real universal healthcare.” “Evertime you go into contact with the helathcare system or the govenment you will be [...]Continue reading John Edwards Demands You Have Healthcare
Amazon user data request dropped Federal prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena seeking the identities of thousands of people who bought used books through online retailer Amazon.com Inc., newly unsealed court records show. The withdrawal came after a judge ruled that the customers had a 1st Amendment right to keep their reading habits from the government. [...]Continue reading A Small Win For Privacy
Megan McArdle has a post up outlining the divide that developed among libertarians over foreign policy in the wake of the Iraq War: A real non-interventionist has to accept that the United States should not have entered into World War II. Yes, Japan attacked us, but they did so because we were encroaching on their [...]Continue reading Libertarianism And Non-Interventionism
Atlas continues to shrug in Venezuela: The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, today threatened to strip the country’s industrialists of their assets if they continued to oppose his indefinite presidency. Chávez faces a vote at the weekend on his proposals to change 69 articles of the constitution, including scrapping the limit on the number of terms [...]Continue reading Chavez threatens property of opponents
David Brooks argues in the New York Times that the nativist, anti-free trade, anti-immigrant message of Lou Dobbs is winning the battle for hearts and minds: Once there was a majority in favor of liberal immigration policies, but apparently that’s not true anymore, at least if you judge by campaign rhetoric. Once there was a [...]Continue reading Lou Dobbs Is Winning
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has stated that he would not appoint an otherwise qualified person who happened to be Muslim to his cabinet if he became President: I asked Mr. Romney whether he would consider including qualified Americans of the Islamic faith in his cabinet as advisers on national security matters, given his position [...]Continue reading Mitt Romney’s Religious Test