Policy

The difference is tactics vs policy? Only in YOUR fantasy world!

by Skip May 27, 2014

Tactics vs policy – a meme that has been floating around this primary season as various politicos and talking heads try to rationalize the difference between the Establishment and the TEA Party wings of the Republican Party.  It is their attempt to try to soften or blur what is a rather sharp edge between the […]

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GOP Should Stop Looking To ‘New Coke’ for Answers

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2013
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie argued that you must first ‘Get Republicans’ Elected if you want policy decisions made from a Republican perspective. To my ear that admonition is little different from the phrase ‘We need more” teachers (cops, firefighters, social workers).  The result of more of any of those things is not necessarily better […]

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Notable Quote: Does ‘Policy’ Make Matters Worse?

by Steve MacDonald November 8, 2012

Having entered a protest against all objections from these quarters I may the more freely inquire, from history and experience, how far policy has contributed in all times to alleviate those evils which Providence, that perhaps has designed us for a state of imperfection, has imposed; how far our physical skill has cured our constitutional […]

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Candidate Obama Bullish on Oil?

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2011

The Financial Times reports (free subscription) that the Obama White House is planning to call on oil companies to increase domestic production. In another Obama speech, today, the new plan is expected to focus on Oil, responsible natural gas, and a hot button for the left–when they claim to be in favor of drilling–forcing oil companies to use idle leases.

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Two Congressmen And A Free Throw

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2011

The US House just finished it’s work on HR1, cleaning up after democrats who in 2010 abrogated yet another constitutional obligation when they refused to write the budget they wanted.

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