Sunday, June 26, 2005

Couldn't Resist One Last Political Post
But I have an excuse! My study partner for first amendment law wrote this one on censoring speech for the Washington Post! Seriously, this is my last political post!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Goodbye, In a Way
Yes, this is the end for now of my political commentary on this blog. I may still use it to publish personal details or odd joke pages, however. I might have a big wrap up piece summing up my feelings on everything at some point after I take the bar in Late July, so there may be one last political post.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

DNC Chair Dean
I have always liked the guy's style, even if I disagreed quite a bit with his content (well, more than quite a bit). Anyway, one of the lines of CW is that Dean as DNC chair will be horrible for the democrtas. This little piece in the Nation rises to Dean's defense.
How About 76 Instead?
GOP Senators mull raising retirement age to 69.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Sum of The Parts Isn't Worth All That Much Anymore
The many failures of General Motors. A good read.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Case For Tort Reform
Is aided when judges make "curious" decisions like this one.
So What Is Their Argument Anyway?
As much as I try to find policy justification for our government's medical policy towards sick people, I am unable to locate it. Others are coming to the same conclusion. Take a look at this snippet in yesterday's Cleveland Plain Dealer:
[Calvina Fay, executive director of the Drug Free America Foundation] said the decision was a "victory for the future of our children and our families." Medical marijuana, she said, would cover "anything and everything people want to use as an excuse to smoke pot."

But she had another comment, too. Feeling good is not medical treatment, she said. "We don't want truly sick and dying people to be scammed into thinking they are being medically treated by smoking pot."

And it raises the question of why dying people shouldn't be able to do what they want.I have known a few people who died of lung-related illnesses and smoked cigarettes to the end. You probably do, too. It's a terrible thing. But I was always baffled by the expressions of shock and horror about stories that somebody was smoking on one lung, on oxygen or on his or her deathbed. What's the difference at that point? If there is one place somebody ought to be free to smoke without being hassled, a deathbed should be it.

"Where do you draw the line?" Fay asked in one interview. "Is crack cocaine a medicine?" No, it's not. But if it gave relief to a dying patient who wanted it, what's the harm? Who's the victim?

Friday, June 10, 2005

Maybe There Is Some Merit to "The Starve The Beast" Theory
Ohio finds itself unexpectedly awash in cash, plans new spending.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Go Todd Go
Todd Zywicki has a nice little rant poking fun at those against Wal-Mart in Cleveland. Over a year ago, I came up with the idea of having an "I SUPPORT WALMART" button on blogs that supported a great company against populist demogougery. I'd put such a button on this blog in a heartbeat, if I could find one.
6-3 loss in Ashcroft v. Raich
So much for states rights. Long live Wickard and the living constitution!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Moving Cars
I just wanted to put down that I recently got my car back without any problems from Dependable Auto Shippers who shipped it from California to Ohio at half the price as most of the competition. I had resolved that I would do my part to trash their rep on the web if they screwed up. They didn't, so I want to put down a thank you on my site.