Ragged Clown

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


Tag Archives: politics

Mar
23
2013

It’s not what you think

A Harvard economist asked 5000 people how they thought wealth was distributed throughout the United States and then asked how it should be distributed. If wealth were distributed the way that most people think it is distributed, I think the … Continue reading

Feb
16
2013

Acceptable Prejudice

Usual disclaimer: discrimination against atheists is pretty tame compared to the discrimination that blacks and jews and gays have historically faced. It’s not like atheists were ever persecuted or excluded from public office [er, you sure? -ed]. This bloggingheads.tv vialog … Continue reading

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By the time I’ve finished this entry, the Iowa results will probably be in and my post will be already out of date.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
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