Clinton Called It A Crisis.
Jan. 25, 2005 11:40 PM
Iraq: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc?
Mar. 2, 2005 3:25 PM
The Babe Theory Of Political Movements.
Mar. 21, 2005 11:50 AM
The Political Circle Of Life.
Apr. 1, 2005 10:05 AM
The Attack On Henry Saad.
May 13, 2005 4:38 PM
Media Bias On Social Security.
May 16, 2005 2:18 PM
Bill Moyers, Persecuted Victim.
May 17, 2005 6:35 AM
Galloway: Baathist, Stalinist Hero.
May 17, 2005 11:32 AM
Ronnie Earle, Partisan Hack.
May 19, 2005 2:55 PM
Chris Bell, For Governor?
May 25, 2005 3:55 PM
Angela Merkel, Germany's Thatcher?
May 26, 2005 8:59 PM
Lukashenko: King of Belarus.
May 29, 2005 1:01 PM
S.S. Reform Dead? Not So Fast!
May 31, 2005 5:15 AM
Hillary Clinton In 2008? No Chance.
June 2, 2005 4:34 PM
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The Political Calculations Blog explains:
About 98 percent of baby boomers would have been better off had they been able to take advantage of personal retirement accounts.
Dean's World tears down the idea that poverty is the root cause of terrorism, citing posts by Arthur Chrenkoff and Terrorism Unveiled:
I've known lots of poor people in my time, and I've never seen any evidence that being poor makes them violent killers.
It may be that western nations are loathe to push for reform in places like Zimbabwe because of the fear that they would be branded as racists. Africa has suffered from western racism and neglect but Mugabe is not a product of racism but a practitioner of it. He has been able to ply western guilt to the clay from which he constructs his odious regime. He knows that leaders of developed nations would rather not engage him in a battle of wills so as not to look as if they are singling him out for punishment. Initiatives like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS have become tools that donor nations try to use as leverage against Mugabe’s land grab only to find that the dictator has turned the tables on them.
[Note: Zimbabweans could not actualize "the blueprint" this year, but opposition groups ought to think for the long-term, laying the groundwork today for tomorrow's implementation of "the blueprint."]
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Bush had remained noncommittal about Ukraine's position with NATO until now, and even this endorsement comes as a surprise. It shows once again that Bush does not fear bold moves, and that despite Yushchenko's retreat from Iraq, Bush holds the expansion of popular democracy as a higher goal than momentary geopolitics. As long as Putin appears to descend into strongman rule, Bush is prepared to apply counterpressure to inspire Russians to return to democratic rule.
The Mudville Gazette notes SFC Paul Ray Smith's posthumous Medal of Honor.
Betsy's Page notes a David Brooks column that describes some key differences between liberals and conservatives:
...conservatives have developed stronger ideas because they often disagree with each other... liberals are less likely to ground their beliefs in a coherent philosophy.
In the latest poll from Democracy Corps, a project of leading Democratic consultants, Republicans held a crushing 30-percentage-point advantage when voters were asked which party knows what it stands for.
Don Luskin, of Social Security Choice, notes that President Bush visited the Social Security Trust Fund today:
No, he didn't visit a vault full of gold bars, silos full of wheat, or even a safe-deposit box full of securities. He visited the file cabinet in Parkersburg, West Virginia where the Trust Fund keeps the IOUs of the US government, to itself from itself. Bush said, "a lot of people believe that the Social Security trust is -- the government takes a person's money, invests it, and then pays it back to them upon retirement. It doesn't work that way. ...This is what exists." And what doesn't.
Winds of Change blog notes that scientists at MIT have unlocked a discovery about how the brain works, explaining that even the primitive part of the brain is important for higher-level thought processes:
...primitive brain structures might be the engine driving even our most advanced high-level, intelligent learning abilities...
And don't forget to check out the classy WILLisms.com Featured Posts on the left-hand sidebar, plus "The Left's Lacking Solidarity," and a "Tribute to Pope John Paul II, Through Time Magazine Covers."
WILLisms.com offers a classiness roundup as a weekly feature, every Tuesday, with 10 posts deemed classy. If you would like to nominate a post on your blog or another blog for inclusion, email us at WILLisms@gmail.com. Write "Classy Nomination" in the subject.
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