Archive for June 2010

Bad Handgun Arguments

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that Second Amendment protections on gun ownership apply to state and local governments. The 5-4 decision effectively rendered local handgun bans – like Chicago’s – unenforceable and sparked America’s quadrillionth national debate on handguns. There are two main arguments for handgun ownership and I do not agree with... Read more »

Note to GOP: It's Not 1980 Anymore

“Lower taxes, less government”.  These four words have defined the conservative movement for a generation. The slogan is short, simple and easy-to-understand. It effectively resonates with the American ethos of entrepreneurialism and implied distrust of federal authority. The conservative movement’s standard-bearer – Ronald Reagan – was so successful at communicating this message that it has... Read more »

In Defense of Barack Obama

Today’s New York Times included an article by Nicholas Kulish referencing a Pew Research Poll showing that President Obama is more popular abroad than at home. I highly recommend checking out the poll but the Times article missed the mark by asserting that “Obama is struggling at home”. This narrative that “Barack Obama is in trouble” has spread like wildfire... Read more »
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