I’m surprised it passed. . . .
Mark Thoma quotes Bruce Bartlett who quotes a poll that shows Republicans are crazy. . . .
David Leonhardt argues that the health care changes will work to reverse the inequality of the age of Reagan. . . .
Here’s an amazing story from CNN because it’s so ordinary. . . .
If Brown wins today in Massachusetts, we’re going to hear all kinds of explanations. . . .
Methinks1776, a valued commenter here at the Cafe points out the 2/3 of the American people opposed the health care legislation. . . .
Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times: Of the festivals of nonsense that periodically overtake American politics, surely the silliest is the argument that because Washington is having a particularly snowy winter it proves that climate change is a hoax and, therefore, we need not bother with all this girly-man stuff like renewable energy, solar panels and carbon taxes. . . .
California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .
More than a quarter-century after completing two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown will announce today that he is campaigning to return for a third term as chief executive of the nation's most populous state. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Elizabeth Arens on America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters by Ruy Teixeira and Joel Rogers
Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
Should Republicans court Hispanic voters? Only if they want to survive. By Clint Bolick.
Today conservatism is stigmatized in our culture as an antiminority political philosophy...
In the information age, Americans’ political allegiances go far beyond their neighborhoods. By Samuel J. Abrams and Morris P. Fiorina.
Reforming current legal immigration and refugee legislation.
On March 14, 2005, a California Superior Court judge ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated the state constitution. Although the decision is certain to be appealed up to the California Supreme Court, California may now be on the road to joining Massachusetts in legalizing gay marriage. Did the Superior Court judge decide correctly? Just how compelling are the constitutional arguments for and against gay marriage? Peter Robinson speaks with Terry Thompson and Tobias Wolff.