current events, politics, religion

McCain at Liberty

Presidential hopeful Senator John McCain’s “commencement speech”: at Liberty University was pretty good–certainly better than anyone who was around during the 2000 election primaries would have had any reason to guess at the time.

current events, politics

More on the “gas crisis”

Still at the airport . . . but I came across another great article related to “my post”::,com_jd-wp/Itemid,36/p,48/ from the other day. David Cloud, although just a high school economics teacher (in Pendleton, Indiana–only about 20 mi. from my hometown) writes as clearly and persuasively on the topic as anyone I’ve seen. Check it out… Read More More on the “gas crisis”

politics, thoughts

Annex Mexico?

Glenn Reynolds “argues”: (mostly tongue-in-cheek) that the quickest way to solve the illegal immigration problem is to just annex Mexico. His real point, though is that the long-term solution to the dilemma is to insist that our neighbor to the south adopt serious democratic and economic reforms; i.e. to become more American. He’s probably right.… Read More Annex Mexico?

current events, politics

Sixteen words

Christopher Hitchens (one of the panel members in the Orwell post below) “debunks”: one of the most persistent myths remaining from the runup to war in Iraq. (via “Instapundit”: The evidence *still* points to the fact that Saddam sought yellowcake from Niger. Of course, the world’s various intelligence services have been saying so all along,… Read More Sixteen words

current events, media, politics

Indiana on the Move

I’m a little late to find out, but there’s some good economic news coming from “my home state”: for once. Based on what I’ve seen and read, Governor Mitch Daniels has far exceeded my expectations so far. I didn’t follow the 2004 Indiana governor’s race very closely since I’m not living in the state at… Read More Indiana on the Move