Monthly Archives: July 2011

Column on Just Say “No”

Just Say “No” Tibor R. Machan After sustained profligacy comes the dreaded cold turkey. Any kind of habitual indulgence can only be stopped if at some point the “addict” says “no,” with no excuses. I would assume most people have … Continue reading

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Column on “Not Guilty” isn’t “Innocent”

“Not Guilty” isn’t “Innocent” Tibor R. Machan An indication of the sad state of journalism is how often when people show support for the Casey Anthony verdict they are labeled as Casey Anthony supporters. But they could very well be … Continue reading

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Column on Public Works on Steroids

Public Works on Steroids Tibor R. Machan What the Obama administration and its cheerleaders call “the stimulus” is by all sensible accounts the macroeconomic version of steroids. And you can get quite addicted to these–just as some athletes can to … Continue reading

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Column on Ignorance Amidst Erudition

Ignorance Amidst Erudition Tibor R. Machan Stanley Kauffmann is the film reviewer of The New Republic and his work in this area is worth the time it takes to read it, at least for me. He is what I would … Continue reading

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Column on What’s With Social Security?

What’s With Social Security? Tibor R. Machan When shortly after I arrived on these shores I got my first job as an usher in a cinema in Philadelphia, back in the fall of 1956, I asked about the deduction from … Continue reading

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Column on Tea Party Muddles

Tea Party Confusion Tibor R. Machan The idea that politicians should sign a pledge to promote personal morality is contrary to the avowed Tea Party commitment to small government. If you want the government to have a restricted scope, you … Continue reading

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Column on Live and Let Live–Not In Silverado

Live and Let Live: not in Silverado Tibor R. Machan Where I live quite a few neighbors are what are affectionately called Tree Huggers. What such neighbors, by no means even the majority, have in common is that they oppose … Continue reading

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