Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Tag Archives: politics

Mar
19
2012

Compassionate Conservatives

I wish it were possible to stay out of the culture wars. But then I go and read something like this: Halfway through my pregnancy, I learned that my baby was ill. Profoundly so. My doctor gave us the news … Continue reading

Mar
18
2012

Divided We Fall

I hate the culture wars even or, perhaps, especially when my side is winning. There are so many interesting points to make for and against a federal mandate that employers provide insurance coverage of contraception. For example, Using insurance to … Continue reading

Mar
18
2012

How Much Would You Pay for the Universe?

If you had asked me, six minutes ago, whether we should spend more money on NASA, I’d’ve said “No. Can’t afford it and it’s not a proper role for government.” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s testimony to the Senate may have just … Continue reading

Jan
3
2012

Essence of Republican

By the time I’ve finished this entry, the Iowa results will probably be in and my post will be already out of date. I’ll type quickly. It seems to me that this year, more than any other time that I … Continue reading

Nov
25
2011

President of my Dreams

I’ve been reading a lot recently about how leftists are supposedly disappointed with Obama because he was not leftist enough and centrists are disappointed because he was not centrist enough. I’m disappointed, but none of that rings true with me, … Continue reading

Nov
23
2011

Just a Number

One thing that I envy conservatives for is their ability to think in terms of statistics. 42 million with no health insurance? Oh well, at least 260 million have it. That’s pretty good right? 12 million illegal immigrants? Send ’em … Continue reading

Feb
26
2011

The Law of the Land

The core provisions of the Convention establish a regime for international cooperation in the criminal prosecution of torturers relying on so-called “universal jurisdiction.” Each State Party is required either to prosecute torturers who are found in its territory or to … Continue reading

Feb
17
2011

Conspiracy revisited

Anyone remember the Iraq War? Bush and Cheney made a bunch of claims about Iraq that weren’t true…most people didn’t believe them until they sent Powell up to make a big speech at the UN… …remember? Their source – curveball … Continue reading

Dec
1
2010

Stop Giving All the Money to Foreigners

Bruce Bartlett has a post explaining why the budget negotiations are futile. American Public Opinion on Foreign Aid Just based on what you know, please tell me your hunch about what percentage of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. … Continue reading

Nov
20
2010

Private Principalities

I have a sense that Facebook is about to score its first victory in the battle for civil liberties. Facebook has been ablaze with outrage over the new Porno Scanners at airports and their creepy human cousins, the Groping Agents. … Continue reading