Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Minimum Standards for a Real Policy Conversation

Ezra Klein wrote a great blog piece about Paul Ryan’s speech last night: A not-very-truthful speech in a not-very-truthful campaign Give it a read. I like that he’s not trying to argue the pros or cons of Ryan’s policy ideas, … Continue reading

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The Myth of Big Government

Before we waste a lot of time talking about the pros and cons of big government, let’s establish whether it really exists.  I’m just going to throw this out there: It doesn’t. Well, relative perhaps to 1900, the government is large, … Continue reading

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Books for my Friends

Hello friends, I am getting rid of around 114 of my books as part of an effort to minimize my stuff. If you live in Austin and would like one of these, please just let me know. The rest I’m … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC

With all the focus on Chris Christie at the RNC and the announcement of Paul Ryan as the VP pick for the GOP, let’s talk about some of the fresh blood entering the American political sphere, because we certainly need … Continue reading

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A Bold Vision from the GOP…That Nobody is Buying

Just read an interesting article from Politico about GOP insiders who think Paul Ryan is a terrible choice for Mitt Romney’s VP candidate. It’s worth a read, and they go into a few different angles. My favorite quotation follows: “I … Continue reading

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