By Patrick Kennedy’s Logic Beer Today Is “Virtually a Different Drug” Compared to 40 Years Ago

By: Tuesday July 29, 2014 2:19 pm

Among the many distortions put forward by the prohibitionists none bothers me more than this attempt to scare older voters with the claim that the marijuana of their youth has magically changed into something completely different the past few decades. Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, an anti-legalization spokesman, was again allowed to make this claim in a USA Today op-ed.


Misdirection: Rampell Views Entitlements Through the Generational War Lens

By: Saturday April 19, 2014 11:55 am

So, people who followed the SS and Medicare rules and made their payments over the years rightly view themselves as having paid for their entitlement benefits, regardless of whether their cumulative FICA payments fall short of or exceed the cumulative sum of those benefits. Why shouldn’t they, and why is Catherine Rampell implying that the deal implicit in our major entitlement programs is anything different?

Fun With Bill Keller and Jim Kessler About Baby Boomers Abusing Their Kids

By: Friday August 3, 2012 6:00 pm

Yes, on this great day when we hear the unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, NYT columnist Bill Keller is still pressing on the need to curb Social Security and Medicare spending and calling on his fellow baby boomers to rise to the occasion. He has even brought in Jim Kessler, the senior vice-president for policy at Third Way, to help him make the case.

“Vaya Con Dios” and Care of the Soul

By: Sunday December 19, 2010 9:30 am

The day I arrived on earth back in September, 1953, the number one song in America was Les Paul and Mary Ford’s “Vaya Con Dios.” Go With God? Go? Hell, I’d just gotten here. Where was I supposed to go? A month earlier, the Soviet Union helped put the boom in Baby Boomer by exploding [...]

The Strange World of Wall Street Journal Commenters

By: Sunday August 22, 2010 10:30 am

Why are the reasonably well-off commenters at the Wall Street Journal so hostile?

Requiem for Reality

By: Sunday August 22, 2010 9:30 am

Emerson said, “…wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things.” It’s in his essay, “Nature,” and he was talking about the sacrifice of sacred truth to profane ambitions:

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