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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 :::

A handful of links:

  • Michael Barone has some fair criticism of the Republican presidential candidates on the debt limit issue.

  • As so often happens when new legislation is passed, lobbyists are licking their chops. I like to see lobbyists fighting over cuts for once rather than fighting for new appropriations, but of course the cuts will be determined politically.

  • Jonathan Adler notes that lobbyists don't always have the same interests as their clients, though his assertion that "[c]orporate executives prefer clear, simple rules that create a stable and predictable business climate" is certainly not always true.

  • Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor are both noticing that the Senate leadership is more interested in criticizing the proposals that come from the House than in offering their own.

  • Apparently, Joe Biden once said something apt and clever, which isn't what I usually expect from him. Also, Republican House Leader Eric Cantor found Biden a more reasonable negotiator than Obama.

  • Red Sox fans underappreciate JD Drew.

  • You've been playing Monopoly incorrectly.

  • From twitter, "U.N. Security Council condemns Syrian government's crackdown on protesters." That'll show 'em.


::: posted by Steven at 10:09 PM

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