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" For Philistines like me, the mysteries of Washington can be both perplexing and wondrous. "
" If the library's rarest frequenters are the ones we'd like to see in them the most, then libraries are failing. "
" Few things trigger fear and misconception more than economic tribulation, and nothing prompts elected officials to react with more simplistic populism. "
" Now, admittedly, Twitter can be entertaining on occasion, as it turns out that 140 characters offers a great chance to be misunderstood - and an even greater chance one will expose his inner troglodyte. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination. "
" 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. "
" Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved. "
" 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. "
" Throughout the Old Testament, God warns his chosen people about the perils of assimilation, shiksappeal and false gods. "
" Most nanny-state initiatives begin on a local level. "
" If had to label myself, I guess classical liberal would be best. "
" Faith helps many people make sense of the world around them. Faith gives them a spiritual connection to something larger. "
" Anyone who's had a casual conversation with his neighbors or is cognizant of reality TV should already be petrified of democracy. "
" The deepest mystery of Twitter is why celebrities and elected officials take part. After all, we all know they can't write their own lines. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" It would probably strike the average politician as absurd to argue that the best way to fix the economy is to stop trying to 'fix it.' "
" Let's be honest: nothing spoils 'The Walking Dead' quite like watching 'The Walking Dead.' "
" You don't have to get things done all the time to be productive. "
" 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. "
" Progressivism is the belief that we have too much freedom with which to make too many stupid choices. "
" We need a smaller, leaner Washington. It won't happen if we raise taxes without any coinciding reform and serious slashing of spending. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike. "
" Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. "
" You will notice that the Occupy Wall Street crowds - and the progressives who support them - focus on bringing the wealthy down to earth rather than lifting the 99 percent. They have a nearly religious belief that too much wealth is fundamentally immoral and unhealthy for society. "
" Health care in America, despite all you hear, still offers us citizens one of the most efficient and highest quality systems in the world. But it's expensive, and it's only getting worse. "