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" A boatload of government money is indeed a gift. Unless, I suppose, you're one of the saps paying for the cargo. "
" Broaden the tax base, close loopholes and flatten the tax rates - all of which would bring more revenue stability and certitude to projections as well as make filing a comparable breeze. "
" Biblical movies need not sermonize, just be honest to the foundational story. As powerful as the message is for people of faith, it's really great storytelling. "
" For Philistines like me, the mysteries of Washington can be both perplexing and wondrous. "
" My parents both defected from communist Hungary and were what most people would today call libertarian. I grew up with a general distaste for taxation and any policy that intruded on our lives. "
" Whether you're a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick. "
" Zero-tolerance on drinking and driving - meaning no drinking at all before driving - is a collective punishment that, in essence, only affects responsible adults who follow the law. "
" When I was younger, I was drawn to Ayn Rand books and other works of fiction celebrating individualism. "
" A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike. "
" Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society. "
" Let's be honest: nothing spoils 'The Walking Dead' quite like watching 'The Walking Dead.' "
" Democracy is just a reflection of our morals and the things that we believe. "
" Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their 'critical thinking.' "
" Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. "
" Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy. "
" Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives. "
" Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved. "
" You'll often hear the left lecture about the importance of dissent in a free society. "
" If the wealthy get wealthier, no one has to become one penny poorer. "
" Now, I do not, on any level, possess the expertise to argue about the science of anthropological global warming. Nor do you, most likely. This certainly doesn't mean an average citizen has the duty to do the lock step. "
" The Founding Fathers worried that 'some common impulse of passion' might lead many to subvert the rights of the few. It's a rational fear, one that is played out endlessly. "
" If had to label myself, I guess classical liberal would be best. "
" You don't have to get things done all the time to be productive. "
" We have little choice but to place a certain level of trust in scientists - even when it comes to the model-driven speculative discipline of climate change. And, need it be said, most scientists take great care in being honest, principled and precise. "
" I don't think that voters should be fixated on public policy. In a healthy republic, they wouldn't have to worry every waking hour about what their government is doing. "
" I believe that the war on drugs is a tragically misplaced use of resources - an immoral venture that produces far more suffering than it alleviates. "
" It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that democracy will improve the function of policy. "
" The Bible is filled with intriguing stories about complex and flawed human beings who ponder immense moral questions and engage in colossal clashes with evil. "
" It's difficult for democracy to function properly under the most favorable circumstances, but it has no chance at all when millions of voters are divorced from objective reality and incapable of understanding what is going on in Washington. "
" Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong. "
" Admittedly, I possess virtually no expertise in science. That puts me in exactly the same position as most dogmatic environmentalists who want to craft public policy around global warming fears. "