Tag Archives: George W. Bush

The Inexorable Rise of the Welfare State

The New York Times published an interesting analysis yesterday on entitlement spending in the United States. Since 1929, entitlements as a share of income rose from 1% to 18% in 2011. Despite some ups and downs, the overall trend line … Continue reading

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Iraq vs. Libya: Exposing the Left’s Hypocrisy

I am excited to announce that I am now a contributor on Breitbart’s Big Peace site. My first article is entitled, “Iraq vs. Libya: Exposing Left Wing Hypocrisy.” Here is an excerpt: “In the rush to act in Libya, some liberals have … Continue reading

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Decision Points: Good Read, Bad Style

Source: ©2011 Reflections of a Rational Republican Decision Points is President George W. Bush’s personal account of the most consequential decisions that impacted his controversial presidency. Whether one likes President Bush or detests him, this book is a must read … Continue reading

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Felling Pharaohs: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid (Part III)

Blame Bush In its recent edition, The Economist credits former President George W. Bush for encouraging Arab democracy. I think he deserves blame. Given the volatility inherent in radical Sunni Islam, it is not in America’s interest to encourage a … Continue reading

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A Return to Reason

The current political climate has shifted decisively since the end of the Cold War from a dialogue between two political parties confronting the challenges of a bipolar world to a shouting match between two armed camps engaged in a zero … Continue reading

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