Category Archives for Politics

The Senate and SCOTUS — A Modest Proposal

Since the nomination of Merrick Garland has been held up all year, and is at this point likely dead, President Trump may nominate as many as three (even 4?) Justices to the Supreme Court. The Senate, of course, must approve … Continue reading

09. November 2016 by luke
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Baltimore

Of Course Democrats Deserve the Blame for What’s Happening in Baltimore. Yes. Next question.

01. May 2015 by luke
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Jury Nullification in Washington DC

I bet it does: Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors. “People are going to jail for weed,” Babb said. “Things are getting so weird. There needs to be this final safeguard to protect us from a tyrannical government.” The … Continue reading

30. October 2013 by luke
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Problems with ObamaCare

Quite apart from the wisdom of interfering with great swaths of the economy to create new entitlements, there is the practical matter of making it work. And that’s proving to be a problem for people working on the Obamacare web … Continue reading

21. October 2013 by luke
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Last Frontier for Obamacare Exchange

A week ago I asked prospective Democrat candidate for governor Hollis French if he, as governor, would enter Alaska in the new Medicaid program. He replied, “Absolutely, yes.” (The argument he made is depressingly common among the people here: you … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by luke
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Margaret Thatcher, RIP

I’m sorry to learn of Margaret Thatcher’s death. But these quotes of hers made me smile again. Here are two: ‘I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.’ ‘To cure the British disease with socialism … Continue reading

08. April 2013 by luke
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Tab Sweep

Walter Russell Mead talks about liberalism 5.0. Mead is always worth reading, but I’m more interested in the death of liberalism 4.0 than in what follows it. Enjoy every small victory, because it is temporary. Dave Barry once said that … Continue reading

22. January 2013 by luke
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“Right Turn” Rubin Illustrates the Gulf Between the Establishment GOP and the Conservative Base

This is a prime example of why I think Jennifer Rubin is such a tool: DeMint has been a destructive force, threatening to primary colleagues, resisting all deals and offering very little in the way of attainable legislation. He has … Continue reading

06. December 2012 by luke
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I really like this picture:

23. November 2012 by luke
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How to Survive Thanksgiving at Your Liberal Relatives’

How to survive Thanksgiving at your liberal relatives’ house: “Why don’t you come to our place next year. Seeing as how your taxes are going up in a few weeks, it’s only fair.” “Sorry I parked you in. Oh, darn, … Continue reading

18. November 2012 by luke
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