Monthly Archives: January 2013

Thoughts On Immigration Reform

Now that the one-track mind of political discussion has shifted from gun control to immigration reform, I know you’re all dying to know what my opinions are, and how I hope to influence policy with the great reach of those … Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About Last Week’s News #29

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Reasons For Optimism 59-64

59. Solar power is still becoming more efficient at an incredible rate, and it could finally eclipse the equivalent energy costs of fossil fuels by the end of this decade, marching us into “a whole new world” of abundant, cheap … Continue reading

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Is The Economy Headed For Good Times or Bad Times?

In one corner, we have the Bulls. “Stocks near record highs.” “Investor risk aversion is disappearing quickly” as “Junk bond yields hit another all-time low.” The housing market is recovering! US unemployment claims are at a 5-year low! Even the … Continue reading

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The NRA As The Big Bad Boogieman

As the debates about gun laws unfolded after the Sandy Hook tragedy, a lot of people seemed to think there was one particular force standing in the way of real reform. News articles talked about how “The National Rifle Assn. … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Last Week’s News #28

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BREAKING: The Federal Reserve Does Not Know Everything

Transcripts have been released from some Federal Reserve meetings in 2007. I haven’t read through any of the hundreds of pages, but the word on the pundit street is that, despite having a lot of information at their fingertips, the … Continue reading

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Freaking Out About Filibuster Reform

Every few days I get a hair-raising email from Rand Paul urging me to sign a petition and donate some money because “left-wing benefactors are busy mobilizing support to RAM through Harry Reid’s illegal, rule-breaking filibuster scheme as soon as … Continue reading

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