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Site Updates: Now on Facebook!

First, thank you to those who have shared, in various ways, your thoughts on my health care system proposals. I’m still looking for more feedback, so write away. In the meantime, daily life is intruding and posts will likely slow down for a bit. But, to make sure you don’t miss anything and to add another…

Gingrich Takes Shot at “Massachusetts Moderate”

Here’s some breaking further evidence for my earlier post on the power of “Massachusetts” as a political symbol in Republican rhetoric. Tomorrow in the Manchester, NH, Union-Leader, Newt Gingrich is running this full page ad (pdf). Note the contrasts here: Bold v. Timid, Conservative v. Moderate, and Reagan v. Massachusetts. Gingrich’s own home state (Georgia) never…

Running to the Side of the Economy

Chris Cillizza recently raised an important question: “What if the 2012 election doesn’t change anything?” He pointed to pollings indicating that most Americans, especially independents, don’t believe that the economy would be any different if another party controlled the White House. This brought me back to my earlier question: “What if the government can’t fix…

What If Government Can’t Fix This Economy?

David Brooks has suggested as much in two columns this month. It used to be an article of faith among conservatives that the economy was self correcting and the government should simply stay out of the way. While moderates usually favor some federal government intervention in preserving rights and enforcing regulations, they have often been…

Justice

* This is one of those posts you’ll see here occasionally in which I’m thinking out load. I welcome your comments. Just be aware that I may reply by changing my mind.   I’ve been reflecting recently on what it means that Osama bin Laden was “brought to justice.” Frankly, I’m a little bit uncomfortable…