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Archive for May, 2005
Glenn Reynolds writes:
A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM, according to a new poll. Two caveats: (1) it’s from Zogby; and (2) I suspect that most people’s feelings on this are fairly provisional at the moment. Nonetheless, it suggests that Bush’s proposals aren’t as unpopular as some have been saying.
If we can begin the [...]
Read Austin Bay’s post regarding Amnesty International calling the U.S. anti-terrorism prison at Guantanamo Bay the “gulag of our times.” A few paragraphs from a Dennis Byrne essay that Austin quotes:
Amnesty International might as well have compared the treatment of a few hundred detainees at Guantanamo to the Holocaust. To review the gulag’s history: Millions [...]
Take a moment today to remember those who have died fighting for our freedom (picture via PowerLine).
French voters have rejected the EU constitution setting the whole EU project into turmoil. Like I said here, I don’t understand the European interest in creating a new superstate. Arthur Chrenkoff (he grew up in communist Poland) has a post that explains one aspect:
I can actually understand - and even sympathize - with some [...]
I guess countries with mass murder in their recent histories don’t like to be reminded of it. Japan has been having this problem some. Now it is the Russians turn:
Glaring omissions abound in Nikita Zagladin’s textbook, “History of Russia and the World in the 20th Century.” The Holocaust is never mentioned. The book barely acknowledges [...]
Danica Patrick came close to winning the Indy 500. Looks like the birth of a new superstar. Great looks, great driving, a winning spirit - and taking on the men, what a story.
Nearly all of the 300,000 fans were standing and waving their arms when Patrick grabbed the lead on a restart with only [...]
I mentioned earlier that many conservatives oppose taxes on capital gains, stock dividends, and interest. Here is an example this week on AEI’s website by Glenn Hubbard:
Much of the gain from reform comes from reducing the code’s bias against saving and investment, which slows capital formation and wage growth. Any plan–whether aiming for a broad [...]
“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm - but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”
The U.S. is the bad guy of the world to a lot of people. One night last week all of the water from a lake in Russia disappeared. A Russian woman ponders this:
“I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us,” said one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house. [...]
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a way to achieve consumer-driven health care. With HSAs, you buy high-deductible insurance that is only used if you have excessive medical bills one year. Normally, you just pay cash for all medical services by using money saved in your HSA.
NoSpeedBumps has been proposing mandatory HSAs for all workers, including [...]