Tag: McCain
Robert A. Taft and The Case Against NATO

As McCain and Obama call for admitting Georgia and Ukraine to NATO, it is worth remembering that another candidate who opposed creation of that alliance in the first place, once came within a hair of winning the Republican presidential nomination. His critique still makes sense today. In 1950, Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio...
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Community Organizers and Politicians: Enemies of the Taxpayer

In an editorial, the Chicago Sun-Times takes offense at Palin and Giuliani’s belittlement of Obama’s record as a community organizer: Republicans insist that people should pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Communities should take care of their own and not depend on big government to do the job. And the folks who do...
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Secret Service Harassment of Ron Paul Delegates at GOP Convention

If this is even a small indication of how President McCain will handle dissent, we are heading for some bleak times.

Not Laughing at McCain’s Gas Tax Holiday

I, too, am flabbergasted. Not, mind you, by Senator John McCain’s proposal to suspend collection of the federal excise tax on gasoline temporarily so as to ease the pain of driving to the beach this summer. Rather, I am stunned to learn that Robert Poole (an otherwise insightful contributing author to the recent Independent...
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