At least he didn’t say “Macaca.” All throughout the 2006 campaign, I argued that the Democrats didn’t know what they were getting in James Webb. True, on many of the favored issues, Webb toes the party line, but an op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal shows once again that Webb is not just another rubber […]
Adding up every campaign from your local City Councilman to President of the United States, campaigns cost about as much as Americans spend on potato chips.
Anyone proposing a potato chip finance reform act? Is Frito-Lay “too big to fail?”
After two grueling primaries (Yes people are still talking about this) two of our GOP candidates in Northern Virginia have some serious catching up to do in fundraising. The numbers were recently released and already the press and blogs are talking about it. Since Frank Wolf is in excellent condition money-wise (and going to win […]
Rep. Tom Perriello, a Democrat representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, blames the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on cheap Asian products.
One of the mathematical lodestars of macroeconomics is the “multiplier.” As I have told eager (and not-so-eager) students for many a moon now, the multiplier is a part of Keynesian theory that says, essentially, that $1 in government spending can lead to $3, $4, or even $5 in economic growth (depending upon consumption rates); tax […]
The Washington Post began a three-part series on “Top Secret America,” their detailed examination of the massive federal intelligence apparatus that has arisen as a result of the 9/11/01 attacks. Yesterday morning was Part One, a description (as best as possible) the size of the intelligence community, the numerous agencies that are a part of […]
About a month ago, Shaun Kenney stirred up quite a bit of controversy here on Bearing Drift with his essay about Why Conservatives Shouldn’t Support Anti-Immigration Laws. Among other fine points that Kenney made was his assertion that Americans, conservatives in particular, might not be so resistant to immigrants if they weren’t Hispanic. While opposition […]