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Archive for December, 2007

Are Exports Good?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Now, I know this is a question that most people will answer with a resounding “YES!” After all, exports are the sign of a strong economy, right? And the reason that we’re so pissed off at China is because they keep sending us goods and we’re not sending them nearly as much in return, right? […]

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Breaking: Two Officers Surrender In Johnston Death

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

(WSB Radio) Two Atlanta Police narcotics officers have turned themselves in to federal marshals as part of their plea agreements in the manslaughter death of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston. WSB’s Veronica Waters reports Gregg Junnier, 40, and Jason Smith, 35, pleaded guilty in April to civil rights charges and voluntary manslaughter in Johnston’s death. Both admitted […]

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The Neocons And The NIE

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

As I noted yesterday, the latest National Intelligence Estimate reports that Iran stopped actively pursuing nuclear weapons back in 2003. So, how are the neoconservatives who’ve been pushing for confrontation with Iran for years now reacting to this news ? Well, Norman Podhoretz himself is out with a piece that sounds more like it came […]

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Grover Norquist Sells Out

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Grover Norquist has a reputation has one of the most hard-line fiscal conservatives out there, which makes two recent statements about the Republican race all the more distressing: First, here’s what he had to say about Rudy Giuliani: Rudy Giuliani’s campaign twice circulated to reporters today a very chummy exchange of letters between the candidate […]

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The Nanny State Invades The School Cafeteria

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Today’s New York Times reports that the Senate is about to consider a proposal to ban candy, soda, and fatty foods from the nation’s school cafeterias: Federal lawmakers are considering the broadest effort ever to limit what children eat: a national ban on selling candy, sugary soda and salty, fatty food in school snack bars, […]

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The Kind Of Help Ron Paul Doesn’t Need, Part II

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Back in September, I wrote about an incident in Michigan in which some overly-enthusiastic Ron Paul supporters who nearly became physical with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Well, Giuliani was in Metro Atlanta this weekend and, while it didn’t get quite that bad, I don’t think that this group of Ron Paul supporters did any better […]

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This Should Make The War-With-Iran Argument Much More Difficult

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The latest National Intelligence Estimate finds that the Iranians stopped actively pursuing nuclear weapons in 2003: WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003 and is unlikely to be able to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb until 2010 to 2015, a U.S. intelligence report says. A […]

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Republican Candidates Challenged On Medical Marijuana

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The New York Times reported over the weekend that a public policy group is challenging Republican candidates who are opposed to the legalization of marijuana for medical use to put up or shut up: Some of the Republican presidential candidates have dismissed medical marijuana as unnecessary or “too dangerous.” Now they’re being offered $10,000 to […]

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Chavez Suffers A Setback

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

In what can only be characterized as a surprise, Venezuelans narrowly defeated President Hugo Chavez’s latest bid to amend the country’s Constitution to expand his power: CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 3 — Venezuelan voters delivered a stinging defeat to President Hugo Chávez on Sunday, blocking proposed constitutional changes that would have given him political supremacy and […]

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Who Raised Taxes More: Bill Clinton or Mike Huckabee

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

An editorial in the Arkansas Leader reveals the truth Mike Huckabee raised more taxes in 10 years in office than Bill Clinton did in his 12 years. ………………………………. So which raised taxes more? It is hard to quantify. If you measured the increases in the revenue stream, the Huckabee tax cuts far exceeded Clinton’s but […]

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