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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Edmund Burke
The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing.
The subject in this thoughtful and highly readable biography is John Dickinson, "the most underrated of all the founders."
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
The American Conservative Union's newly named executive director is setting an ambitious strategy, hoping to motivate and provide tools to conservatives that will help them reverse the growth of government, the mounting national debt and the spreading poverty he believes threaten the foundation of America's freedoms.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The American Conservative Union's newly named executive director is setting an ambitious strategy, hoping to motivate and provide tools to conservatives that will help them reverse the growth of government, the mounting national debt and the spreading poverty he believes threaten the foundation of America's freedoms.
Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the Tea Party an insurgent movement, mainly of people who were not professional politicians, but who nevertheless had the good sense to see that their only chance of getting their ideals enacted into public policies was within one of the two major parties.
Niall Ferguson is an acclaimed economic historian. He has authored a number of well-received books. One, "The Ascent of Money," became the basis for an award-winning PBS series. Mr. Ferguson is also a professor at Harvard and a senior research fellow at Oxford's Jesus College and Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
Read enough copies of The National Review, The Weekly Standard or any other conservative publication and it is clear that Edmund Burke is some kind of lodestar for modern conservatism. But who was he, and what did he stand for?
In 2004, Jonathan Haidt had an experience that changed his intellectual life. The influential moral and social psychologist — at the time an atheist and a liberal — was at the Strand, a used-book shop in New York, when the brown spine of a book called "Conservatism" caught his eye.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court keep the good stuff in Obamacare and just dump the unconstitutional bits?
The archbishop of Philadelphia. The president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The head of the Union for Traditional Judaism.
President Obama recently compared the Tea Party to the Occupy Wall Street protests, telling ABC News' Jake Tapper, "in some ways they're not that different." We beg to differ. The Tea Party and the protesters are almost exact opposites.
It would be fair to say of Daniel J. Mahoney that a political scientist with his acute sense of analytical balance should be better known than he is. But then you get to thinking - balance? That's not what we're about in the modern world, is it? We're about pushing ideas - democracy, say - as far as they can be pushed until, well, we won't know until we get there, will we?
Who are Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP)?
As a longtime conservative, I believe in building coalitions. We can't agree on everything, and it doesn't help the cause to concentrate on areas of disagreement.
He loathed tyranny and supported the American Revolution, but he also articulated the necessary tension between liberty and authority as well as the importance of holding to principles over gaining political advantage."
"Locke was the first to articulate the three pillars of freedom: life, liberty and property," he said. "Our religious liberty, the primacy of the governed over the government and the right to possess the fruits of our labor, find their intellectual voice in Locke's theory of individual rights."