It’s time to extend the tradition of sharing politics-related Halloween humor on October 31. Though this is only my fourth year, so maybe it’s not quite a tradition yet. Nonetheless, we’ve had some good material. There were two Halloween posts in 2011, including a cartoon about what happens when kids trick-or-treat at a statist’s house, […]
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Back a few weeks ago, Emily Domenech, wrote piece on education spending. My plate was running over like Niagara falls at the time so it got set aside. I’m in the process of catching up, and I think it to be important, so here it is. If you’ve ever spoken to a public school […]
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Since I criticized Paul Ryan’s Roadmap budget plan yesterday as part of my column against the value-added tax, I now feel obliged to defend the proposal in one important respect. But first, some background. In a recent piece for the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis applauded former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for being willing to […]
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Have you ever heard of Julian of Norwich? She was a mystic who is venerated in the Anglican and Lutheran churches although not officially in the Roman Catholic Church. She also wrote the first book by a woman in the English language. Her Revelations of Divine Love was published in 1395. Wikipedia tells us this about her […]
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Libertarians are sometimes accused of being unrealistic and impractical because we occasionally talk about unconventional ideas such as competitive currencies and privatized roads. But having a vision of a free society doesn’t mean we’re incapable of common-sense political calculations. For example, my long-run goal is to dramatically shrink the size and scope of the federal […]
Continue reading Are Well-Meaning but Misguided Conservatives Being Seduced by the Value-Added Tax?
On Jessica’s post Where is Comfort, the Unit asked Jessica in comments a question. Golly gee Ms. Hof. Thanks for comment. I wonder if you could maybe post here as to a question I still have? One of the last things Momma said to me is “the righteous suffer with the unrighteous.” I spare you (well […]
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