Tag Archives: Conservative

Why Are Progressives So Conservative?

I was driving with my daughter the other day when she asked, “Why do we have to pay for things?” I told her that there’s a cost to making things, so we have to pay that cost. She’s nine, so of course she asked another question, “But what about things that aren’t made? Why do […]

Coalitions

Americans don’t think in terms of coalitions. That’s one of the quirks of our separately elected executive. Parliamentary countries talk about coalitions all the time. I don’t want to say that parliamentary systems are better than the American system, they both have their positives and negatives, but I do think that the US would benefit […]

Thoughts on the Scottish Referendum (Sort Of)

The Scottish independence referendum left me disappointed.  That’s funny because I would have voted against separation if I had been able to vote.  I didn’t have any kind of stake, but it looked to me like Scottish independence would have been bad for the UK as well as for Scotland.  Divorces are almost always messier […]