Alternative Quote of the Day

Behold. A lot of policy problems would cease to exist if people recalled that "poverty is the normal condition of man," and strove with urgency to combat poverty through innovation, creation and--yes--creative destruction whenever appropriate. But somehow, the lessons that people like Robert Heinlein try to impart keep getting forgotten.

How Easy Will It Be for Ashton Carter to Work with Barack Obama?

I have written before that I am glad that Ashton Carter has been nominated to be secretary of defense. I am still glad. I think that he can be very good at his soon-to-be new job. But like Jennifer Rubin, I wonder whether the Obama administration will let Carter be good at his job. Carter has repeatedly said …

My Policy on Vaccines and Vaccinations

I'll have something to say about individual politicians and their stances on vaccines and vaccination policy later. For now, here is where I stand: 1. Vaccinations should be mandatory. 2. Any religious objections to vaccinations should be found to fail even when strict scrutiny is applied as the standard of review. The state certainly can …

Why Jeb Bush Is Such an Appealing Presidential Candidate

Because he believes in more than just talking about what he is against: Jeb Bush was winding through remarks to the U.S.’s National Automobile Dealers Association a few days ago when he struck what figures to be the central but little-appreciated tenet of his likely presidential campaign. What, he was asked, is the most important …