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Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Five

(Apologies for the absurdly sparse blogging of late – the beginning of …

Maybe the Best Thing I’ve Read on Health Care Reform

The other day a commenter recommended David Goldhill’s article on health care …

Talking Crime and Punishment

I know I’ve been a pretty awful blogger of late, but this …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Three

The central themes of this chapter are the nature of gift and …

Federalism In the News

Read Alex Massie, James Surowiecki, and Reihan. I think Surowiecki’s worries about …

A Time to Call, ctd.

There is still a need for people to contact their representatives concerning …

A Time to Call (*Updated Below)

A friend sends along this notice, from the blog of Ron Paul’s …

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