Success in Iraq and Afghanistan

Submitted by kvaughn on Sun, 11/02/2008 - 06:03

Although the media loves to ignore it, we are winning the War on Terror. The numbers tell the story. Coalition deaths in Iraq dropped to 13 in October, but more importantly there have been only 288 Coalition casualties so far this year, way below the rates from any previous year.

Iraqi deaths are also way down. 285 in October - the lowest for which there are records and off from a high of over 3,000.

Anti-American University Rankings

Submitted by kvaughn on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 19:22

For those of you looking at colleges for your high school students, I thought I’d publish my Anti-American University Rankings. Producing such a chart might normally require a great deal of research, but I recently found a very useful tool that can be used to accomplish this task - although, I have to admit that it is probably not what its developers intended - the Support Bill Ayers Petition.

Post: Public Sector Without Blame for Transit Crisis

Submitted by kvaughn on Sun, 10/26/2008 - 01:12

This is an interesting story. Apparently, several transit agencies are now facing financial problems due to their role in the financial scandals. The government apparently allowed special tax exemptions for transit vehicles, but since most transit agencies are public entities, they did not realize any benefit from this special exemption, because they were already tax exempt.

Spirit of 1994

Submitted by kvaughn on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 18:12

Just ran across this petition. I have signed it, and I hope many others do as well.

A new slate of Republican leaders should serve as the standard bearer for the basic Republican values of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and lower taxes.

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The Socialists are Getting Bolder

Submitted by kvaughn on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 22:34

Even the left used to run away in horror when people called them "socialists." While they still refuse to fully embrace the term, they seem less willing to deny it. Ruth Marcus says that the Republicans are creating "The Socialist Scare," but rather than denying the label, she complains that this "ominous talk" will make it much harder "for the next president to unite a divided country." She also says it will: