Category Archives: Regulation

It’s My Party Too, by Christine Todd Whitman

Last night, I finished Christine Todd Whitman’s It’s My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America (New York: Penguin, 2005). I liked Christine Todd Whitman ever since she gave the Republican response … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics, Race, Regulation

Hoover and FDR: Liberal or Conservative?

I just watched This Week with George Stephanopoulos (click here to see it). In the second half of the program (for which I cannot find a transcript), people were claiming that Herbert Hoover was the liberal whereas Franklin Roosevelt was … Continue reading

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Frum and the Relevance of Less Government

In the waiting room a few days ago (to see my therapist), I read David Frum’s Newsweek article against Rush Limbaugh, Why Rush is Wrong. Frum argues that the conservative message of less government will not mobilize voters as it … Continue reading

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Regulation: How Big Business Suppresses Competition

I need to return some books to the library, so I’ll be posting a few of their thoughts that I found insightful. In Impostor (New York: Random House, 2006), Bruce Bartlett cites the following examples of big businesses lobbying for … Continue reading

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John Cox

Our featured Presidential candidate for today is John Cox, a Republican. “John who?” you’re probably asking. That’s what went through my mind when I saw his name on a candidate compatibility survey. Incidentally, I’ve gotten a variety of results on … Continue reading

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Bush and Mining Regulation

When the Sago mine disaster occurred in 2006, liberals were quick to blame President George W. Bush. According to liberal mythology, Bush rolled back safety regulations on the mining industry to appease his corporate backers. For liberals, this resulted in … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Politics, Regulation

Crunchy Cons: Big Government and Meat

For the next few weeks, I’ll be reading a book called Crunchy Cons. It has an interesting subtitle, but I’ll share that with the reader on another day. The author is Rod Dreher, a writer for National Review and The … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Environment, john birch society, Politics, Regulation

Governor Reagan and the Environment

I promised in a previous post to write about Reagan’s environmental policies as Governor of California, and I like to keep my promises. In that post, I discussed Newt Gingrich’s new book, Contract with the Earth. In an interview with … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Politics, Regulation

Newt’s Contract with the Earth

NPR has a story entitled Gingrich Touts Conservative Take on Conservation. I’m not the biggest fan of Newt Gingrich’s personal life (not that he’s staying awake at nights worrying about my opinion), but I admire the way that he seeks … Continue reading

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