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Recently, in an apostolic statement Pope Francis said, in effect, that capitalism is OK with him on the condition that we feed the poor. I say, with all deference to the Holy Father, that we can feed the poor only on the condition that we have capitalism.
America's post-war wealth is now gone and in its place stands a mountain of debt that our kids will shoulder all the way to their graves.
The United States did not seek the role of defender of world peace. We were doomed to it by the events of the mid 20th century.
Liberals believe that there is no societal ill that does not call for a massive dose of government – despite now four full generations of compelling evidence to the contrary.
posted on: Nov 21, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Good policy is good politics and the best possible policy is to get this horrendous law off the books as quickly as possible.
posted on: Nov 14, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Liberals imagine that a large population must have the oversight and control of a small, highly-educated circle of elites. From such imaginings emerge bad ideas like Obamacare.
posted on: Oct 31, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Until Obamacare went “live,” most people viewed the debate on health care as purely political and mostly abstract. Now it's real and the reality is causing heartburn for the Obama administration.
posted on: Oct 24, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Whether articulated in these terms or not, what we are seeing is what happens when a small number of elites presume to impose upon us their priorities at the expense of those of the majority.
posted on: Oct 17, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
If journalism were functioning in America, the reporting would go beyond the ‘gotcha’ politics of the moment and would drill down into the actual substance of what separates the parties.
posted on: Oct 10, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
One might forgive the president for standing firm on Obamacare, his signature legislative achievement. But there can be no forgiving his intransigence with respect to the rest of the federal budget.
posted on: Oct 8, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
That the vast majority of federal spending proceeds apace during what is laughingly called a shutdown is testament to the fact that federalism as envisioned by the founders has long slipped its constitutional moorings.
posted on: Oct 3, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
You will not hear anyone in the mainstream media say that making a policy demand as government funding is about to run out is a perfectly legitimate prerogative of elected legislators.
posted on: Oct 1, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Senate Democrats refused to continue funding the government because they do not want to be subject to Obamacare – a law that they imposed upon the rest of us.
posted on: Sep 26, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Sen. Cruz has reminded us that there is not a single Republican fingerprint on the abomination that is Obamacare. Not one. On a measure of such scope, it’s unprecedented.
posted on: Sep 19, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Obamacare is so poorly conceived that it cannot ever actually function. The process of recognizing that fact and correcting it is now underway.