Monthly Archives: October 2004

On November 2, Americans vote – and vote – and vote

The U.S. presidential election has become so obscure we may not know who’s going to win for weeks afterwards. Its dynamics are unbelievably murky: John Kerry looks weak in some states (Michigan and Hawaii) that should portend a Republican landslide, … Continue reading

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On principle, if this is Friday, it must be Belgium

You know, I have nothing against Belgium. And not much for it. I read once that it has only one forest left, which depressed me. Still, I’d be willing to check the place out if given good reason. But I’m … Continue reading

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America’s Democrats are losing an uphill battle for votes

With the economy slumping and the war in Iraq booming, the Democrats face the Nov. 2 elections with only two significant disadvantages: foreign and domestic policy. It’s enough.
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Health care is chronically ill from central planning

Man, somebody better prescribe some sedatives here. No sooner did the Ontario government offer an extra $50 million in physician service payments if doctors cut the cost of the Ontario Drug Benefit Program by $200 million than it was denounced … Continue reading

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The best nine cents we ever spent

You’ve gotta love the new $20 bills. I for one would happily accumulate an unlimited supply of these beauties. But even from a distance they offer an instructive lesson in security. And I don’t just mean financial.
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