One of my favorite economists, Larry Kudlow, writing for National Review Online, suggested that President Bush "is essentially governing under Ronald Reagan's policy agenda." I agree, but Kudlow got me to thinking about the different dynamics operating today and Bush's prospects for implementing his agenda, particularly his tax cut.
After repeatedly accusing John Ashcroft of essentially belonging to the Klan and harboring a secret desire to take away women's right to vote and to murder them personally in back-alley abortions, the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee made it clear that there would be no more Mr. Nice Guy when President Bush sends up his first Supreme Court nominee.
Israel has so long been frozen in an insoluble existential dilemma--how to deal with enemy neighbors whose most fervent hope is Israel's destruction--that for almost two decades the country has remained quite evenly split between right and left.
The recent publication of a collection of Ronald Reagan's radio broadcasts from the 1970s is not only a fitting tribute on the occasion of his 90th birthday, it provides a great insight into the thinking behind his policies as president in the 1980s.
Sure it was bad. It reeked. But from the response, you'd almost suppose that it was new. Former President Clinton (it still gives one a warm rush of relief to type that phrase), on his way out the door, pardoned an international fugitive named Marc Rich.
What a spectacular and wonderful week, my fellow Americans, to talk about tax cutting -- the week of Ronald Reagan's 90th birthday. Cheers! Whoopee! Here's to a man who, in addition to other considerable virtues, understands economics.
A crisis occurred this week on "Temptation Island," Fox TV's new reality show that tries to provoke committed but unmarried couples into promiscuous behavior. One of the women mentioned that she and her man had a 2-year-old child.