He who does not work must eat bread!

Some Israelis Question Benefits for Ultra-Religious: Chaim Amsellem was certainly not the first Israeli Parliament member to suggest that most ultra-Orthodox men should work rather than receive welfare subsidies for full-time Torah study. But when…

Merry Christmas!

A republic we no longer keep?

Via Ngram:

A victory for the republic, and not the party?

I worry obviously of the inability of the American public and political class to face up to our fiscal situation. But, I can respect this attitude: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — who recently…

America – The End (?)

Tax cuts. Keep entitlements. No mandate. But no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions! Cheap goods & services. No outsourcing! Cheap labor. No immigration. High wage jobs. Great benefits and time off.

Obama hysteria: The enemy of my enemy is still the enemy

So how will the right-wing conceit that Obama represents an eruption of radicalism so alien and extreme as to lie outside of any American political tradition survive the left-wing attack on Obama for preserving the Bush…