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Comment of the Day

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

The comment thread can be (and sometimes actually is) an excellent vehicle for reasoned discussion. It can also be a great way to disabuse well-meaning ideologues of their naïve, utopian sense of “social justice”. treatment for gout debt counseling services A classic example of the latter comes in the form of an exchange on a […]

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Fighting Fire with Gasoline

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

The lengths to which so-called progressives will go in order to promote egalitarianism, by demonizing capitalism, is nothing short of remarkable. One such example is a hyper-emotional <a href="http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_c ontent&task=view&id=189&Itemid=36″>screed by Manuel Garcia, Jr., who attempts to demonstrate that the West, and the U.S. in particular, is fundamentally a racist cult…of “whiteness”. The core basis […]

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007

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The Congruence of Rights and Utility

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

At this point in history, the purpose or goal of politics—and, theoretically, politicians—is ostensibly a balancing act: on one hand is the moral obligation to respect the inalienable rights of every individual, with the maintenance of a civilized, peaceful society on the other. Unfortunately, individual liberty is rapidly becoming a nuisance that stands in the […]

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Hypocrisy

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

One of Andrew Sullivan’s readers suggests that: The difficulty with marijuana is that it produces a side effect that our government cannot tolerate. This side effect is so severe that any drug that produces it must be severely restricted or banned outright. And it is an insidious side effect. It is so insidious that it […]

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Quote of the Day

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Whenever a true liberal is persecuted oem software download — whenever a friend of freedom is silenced — whenever anyone who champions the individual against the ridiculous romance of the state is threatened with violence because of his or her pfizer viagra online opposition to tyranny — people everywhere are assaulted. Don Boudreaux site de […]

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Is Iraq Winnable?

Friday, November 24th, 2006

In a recent Slate article, Christopher Hitchens lays into James Baker, head of the Iraq Study Group. Hitchens: “Baker was quoted as saying, with great self-satisfaction, that nobody ever asks him any more about the decision to leave Saddam Hussein in power in 1991.” In 1991, for those who keep insisting on the importance of […]

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Vote Buying 101

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

NY Times: write essay I very rarely agree with Democrats, but as the saying goes: a broken clock is right twice a day. “You don’t have to be a law enforcement or engineering expert to know that a 700-mile fence on a 2,000-mile border makes no sense,” said Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the […]

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Bad News!

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Check out the McCain-Feingold Iron Curtain Roundup. Remember McCain-Feingold, aka the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002? It’s that lovely little law that once threatened to silence the political blogosphere 60 essay writing days prior to an election and does prohibit “broadcast advertising that contains criticism of members of Congress seeking re-election in November.” how […]

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Good News!

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Well, it looks as xenical uk buy though Radly Balko’s relentless coverage of a viagra super active horrible miscarriage of justice has finally paid off: “Cory Maye will not sleep on http://www.phpaide.com/download.php?langue=fr&id=1 pharmacy death row tonight. Nor, for that matter, any night for the foreseeable future.” A while back, I mentioned Maye’s story (here), with […]

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The problem with moral arguments…

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Moral arguments invoke a worldview. Consequently, most moral arguments attempt to demonstrate that the worldview is internally consistent and valid. This is deep philosophical territory, and so most moral arguments try to get mileage by being simple. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of simplification is that the arguer is dismissed from questioning his worldview. […]

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What Progressives Really Think

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

DADAHEAD recently wrote about trade, in the context of the upcoming election(s). [T]he majority of Democratic office holders are not steroids online really populists or progressives; they're welfare-state capitalists, and their allegiance to big business is as axiomatic as any Republican's. In response, Neil wrote the following: Personally, I'm happy to identify as a welfare […]

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Responding to: you know Who

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Recently a commenter known as: Who reacted to (and again on generic levitra canadian healthcare his own blog …I guess I’m “another journal”, referenced in the title, although he neither mentioned my name not provided a link to my blog). You once wrote: “As an individualist, I support the freedom of another to self destruct, […]

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The Tax Man Taketh Away

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

There is an interesting discussion over at David Friedman’s blog, Ideas, involving the anchient Athenian tax scheme (particularly the comment thread). steroids for sale The Athenian model was purely a tax on wealth, whereas “modern democracies” (democracy is dangerous, by the way) favor a progressive tax scheme, which is a graduated tax, primarily on income, […]

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Contrary to popular belief…

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

What percentage of Saddam Hussein's weapons came from Britain and America? I ask because muscle steroids on the rare occasions the BBC mentions Saddam's genocidal crimes it always says he was 'armed by the West.' I bet you can't guess the answer. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a mere 0.46 per cent […]

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Vouchers: A Panacea?

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Neal Boortz, famed Atlanta libertarian talk show host, commented on something that has the potential to revolutionize the public education system: In Georgia the governor is considering a plan whereby the state could help fund some community social service projects initiated by churches. The truth here is that these private churches do a better buying […]

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Why Aren't You an Anarchist?

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Dr. Fred Foldvary advocates a variant of ananchism, “geoanarchism, in which people would live in contractual communities whose public goods are financed from land rent” […] “The members would share the belief that the land rent should be collected and distributed to all members equally or else used for public goods.” what s the best […]

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War on Semantics

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Lindsay Beyerstein of Majikthise: Analytic philosophy and liberal politics suggests that the ”war on terror” isn’t even a war. The buy cialis discount fact is that we're not at war on terrorism, let alone against terror. Terrorism is a strategy. Actually, it's a normative assessment of a family of tactics. In the current climate “terrorism” […]

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Sticks and Stones and Suicide Bombers

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Matt Welch has a good essay up at Reason entitled The War on Sedition: “Anglosphere” allies crack down on speech in the name of fighting terror. He laments the fact that our cousins—England and Australia—have leaders that are needlessly attempting to trade liberty for security. The following quote especially ‘spoke’ to me: “We need not […]

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American Gestapo?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

There’s another Paul Craig Roberts piece at counterpunch that sounds the alarm, so to speak. A provision in the “PATRIOT Act” creates a new federal police force with the power to violate the Bill of Rights. You might think that this cannot be true, as you have not read about it in newspapers or heard […]

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