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Remembering the warning we ignored

Today is the 11th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole at Aden, Yemen by operatives of al Qaeda. The bombing killed seventeen sailors and wounded another 39. The US response to the Cole bombing may well go down … Continue reading

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More on the cost of reality

I love that the debate over stripping public unions of the collective bargaining rights has degenerated into an argument, essentially, about protecting union negotiated entitlements. In embracing this debate, both sides have distracted themselves from reality again–that is, the thing … Continue reading

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Who gets hurt the most when taxes go up because of politics

I know there are all kinds of people who want to stick it to the top 3 percent of income earners and make them pay the pre-Bush tax rates. While I also know that they have no idea how such … Continue reading

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