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Re: Three Men and a Baby

Drew Cline poses a reasonable question, Jack. To wit, if we accept gay marriage, what principled reason might we offer to oppose polygamy? My friend Jonathan Rauch offers one reason, but I’m not ...

‘Dear GOP: Please Choose Liberty’

My friend Shikha Dalmia has an excellent column in Forbes today regarding a way forward for the Republican party. In short, she argues that it can embrace liberty or it can ...

The President’s New Cars

I have an op-ed today in USA Today about President Obama’s proposed new fuel-economy standards. Don’t like ‘em. Unfortunately, an editing snafu over at the newspaper inadvertently left out the ...

Re: Prescription Drugs

Well, I guess we’re all entitled to our own narratives about the likelihood of this or that counterfactual given that those counterfactuals cannot be tested for plausibility in any concrete ...

Re: Prescription Drugs

From the ever-popular Taylor inbox: I find it amusing that Ramesh justifies Republican support for the drug bill on the grounds of inevitability.  One problem with this argument is that Republicans ...

Re: Our Rocket Slide to Fiscal Hell

Ramesh, the Medicare prescription drug plan only barely made it through the House . . . and then only because the Bush White House and the GOP House leadership pulled ...

Re: Our Rocket Slide to Fiscal Hell

Am I being unfair to George Bush?  Ramesh thinks so. Um, Jerry, remember 2005? Oddly enough, I do. President Bush did use political capital to try to reduce Social Security’s unfunded liabilities. That ...

Our Rocket Slide to Fiscal Hell

My friend Bruce Bartlett writes in Forbes today about two federal reports issued his week regarding the financial state of Social Security and Medicare. It’s not good, people. The upshot ...

Re: Jerry Taylor’s Talk Radio Talk

Mark Steyn offered a spirited defense of conservative talk radio yesterday (with a further addendum here).  Kathryn agrees, contending that I have been reckless and that Mark has called me on it. On the contrary, ...