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The 14 Points of Facism: remind you of anyone?

We really enjoy our debates with our friends on the right because it always seems to turn into some sort of history lesson whether its Chuck DeVore commenting on the decline of Greek city-states, or Matt Cunningham covering some nuance of the war in VietNam, or even being schooled on what happened in WWII by…

A Site for Schroeder Eyes

OC GOP/conservative icon Mike Schroeder has placed his bet on Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential stakes.  Give that Mr. Schroeder has deemed Prof. Chemerensky a polarizing figure, I found a site that might make Mr. Schroeder think about Mitt.  The site is found here and is bound to make Hugh Hewitt’s head explode.

from Speaker Pelosi: Highlights from Greenspan’s New Book

Gotta love the fact the Speaker is playing hardball:   Former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan Denounces Republican Fiscal Irresponsibility “Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sharply criticizes President George W. Bush’s administration and Republican congressional leaders in his memoir for putting political imperatives ahead of sound economic policies . . .” [Reuters, 9/15/07] “In the…

Hillary’s HealthCare Plan

via email addressed to me; the “I” here is Hillary speaking in the first person: **** Today in Iowa, I introduced my new plan to ensure that every American will have affordable, quality health care. But before I tell you about the plan, I want to tell you about Lisa Scott. I met Lisa, who’s…

What Do YOU Think: Should Erwin Chemerinsky Be Reinstated as UCI Law School Dean?

  “The university has taken a tremendous hit to its prestige, and it’s hard to see how that can be remedied without (Chemerinsky) being re-offered the position, or some form of censure of Drake’s decision,” said Mark Warschauer, a UCI professor of education.  And apparently, Professor Warschauer isn’t the only one who would like to…

The Land of the (Mostly) Free

It’s official: under Republican rule, the United States has dropped to 35th place on the list of free nations in the world from 22nd in 2005; this according to the Worldwide Governance Indicators Report and last Friday’s TIME Magazine. The report ranks nations by the amount of freedom citizens have to voice opinions, choose their…