Tag Archives: George Will

Insidious dogma, part 2

…borrowing’s burden falls on future generations. This is a form of expropriation–taxation without representation of the unborn.–G. Will   In a column in the Elmira Star Gazette on Jan. 4, 2018, George Will argues for a balanced budget amendment. Will’s … Continue reading

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The best reason for rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement

The best reason for rejecting the (Iran) agreement is to rebuke Obama’s long record of aggressive disdain for Congress — recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess, rewriting and circumventing statutes, etc. Obama’s intellectual pedigree runs to Woodrow … Continue reading

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What’s Extreme

Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to do something never previously done: Amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to radically shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of the political class’s convenience … Continue reading

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The GOP needs to change its mind-set

To succeed, GOP needs more conservative temperament–Michael Gerson Michael Gerson, filling in for George Will, penned a column which appeared in the Elmira Star-Gazette today, July 17. Decrying GOP extremism, Gerson suggests the GOP needs change its temperament. Gerson is … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward

In a column in today’s Elmira Star-Gazette, with an astonishing chain of illogic, George Will links English aristocracy, PBS, Downton Abbey, liberals, Charles Dickens, 21st century America, and the 19th century Communist Manifesto, Will’s story goes like this: +++ Downton … Continue reading

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