When the powers that be saw urban cores diversifying racially in the 60s and said “here’s a good idea: lets move the hell out and take our EIT with us," that was class warfare. And the poor have been losing ever since. Bill O'Reilly addresses what he sees as the real problem with Mitt Romney's … Continue reading A Note About Class Warfare and the Earned Income Tax
Gingrich has what you might call a revolutionary disposition: He has great intensity and energy. His mind is drawn to stark and diametrical distinctions; he expects change to occur through cataclysmic clashes and so seems always to be seeking after ways to accelerate the contradictions. This allows him to much more easily thunder over his … Continue reading Yuval Levin on Newt Gingrich’s Revolutionary Disposition; What Should Florida Do?
A few days ago, I posted a link to this piece by Lawrence Lessig. It's something of a love letter to Newt Gingrich in which Lessig blames the former Speaker for most of Washington's current dysfunction. According to Lessig, Newt was the architect of the current winner-take-all, reelection obsessed profanities posing as politics. I'm not … Continue reading Superman, Mark Twain, and Lawrence Lessig: Congress Is The Light That Never Goes On
This is from 2011. I actually met Newt Gingrich in 2000 when I was an intern at ABC News. The former Speaker has done and said many things since this post that would probably color how I would write it now. But these thoughts below are in the context of the 2012 GOP primaries. That … Continue reading Did NPR Just Endorse Newt Gingrich?