We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
How should Bill Gates spend that 60 billion? The Copenhagen Consensus has some ideas. TCS
Marry your cousin? No problem, says Stossel at Town Hall
Taranto has mixed feelings about Bush's stem cell veto. I think it's probably a good thing, because it injects the moral dimension into the science. How do we want to regard human embryos? I don't know, but it's a question.
How illegals damage the American economy. Malanga at City Journal. His point: A few get cheap labor, while the rest of us pay the bills.
I like Bush's veto because it is that much less wasteful government spending. Everyone is debating the religious angle but ignoring the spending being proposed. I don't believe that the federal government should be shoveling millions of dollars of taxpayer money into highly speculative medical research.
Maybe Iím just a traditional Yankee cheapskate. We need a man like Calvin Coolidge again.