Monthly Archives: March 2011

rand and reynolds

Anyone who has read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand should be able to recognize the forces at work within the Republican party, where our Galtian overlords (to steal a phrase from Balloon Juice) are expending a whole lot of effort … Continue reading

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a liberal in orange county

I’m not usually a big talker on planes… my usual modus operandi on planes is headphones in, hood up, nose buried in a book. But if someone engages me, I’ll make nice and pretend that small talk is not my … Continue reading

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no mandates, ctd.

I posted yesterday about the Montana legislature’s attempts to repeal a law requiring landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors, based on a story by Noah Kristula-Green posted on FrumForum. Today, Kristula-Green has posted an update of the responses he received … Continue reading

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no mandates, except on the most private of issues

I read this article on FrumForum today about the Wyoming Legislature’s attempt to repeal a law requiring landlords to install Carbon Monoxide detectors. When FrumForum contacted the author of the bill, Representative Wayne Stahl (R) asking about the justification for … Continue reading

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i may owe President Obama an apology

    To this point in his presidency, there are many issues on which I have felt that Obama has taken too conciliatory a stand. I wanted to see him take a harder line on the public option in the … Continue reading

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appalling

For the moment, I’m speechless. Wisconsin Republicans circumvented the quorum requirements for votes on budget today (the 14 Democratic senators had fled Wisconsin specifically to prevent that quorum being reached) by stripping out all of the fiscal aspects of the … Continue reading

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progressing towards a solution in Wisconsin?

It looks like the battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin may be nearing an end, or at least getting closer to moving forward from its current stalemate. According to e-mails obtained from Governor Walker’s office by the Milwaukee Journal … Continue reading

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