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Forum: Diavlog comments 10-26-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,168
Posted By mercer
Re: Two Cheers For New Jersey! (Mark Schmitt & Kevin D. Williamson)

It is depressing to hear a conservative like Kevin who believes that we can improve schools to get better results. It is the FAMILY that is the key factor for students outcomes. If he thinks private...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,420
Posted By mercer
Re: Values Added: Immigration (Simone Campbell & Mark Krikorian)

Wonderment said:
"Without Republican sabotage and intransigence, legalization would be a done deal."

After the Dems got a health care bill passed with zero GOP support I don't see how anyone can...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-07-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,420
Posted By mercer
Re: Values Added: Immigration (Simone Campbell & Mark Krikorian)

"Actually immigrants could do wonders to resuscitate the housing market, since they'd want to buy houses, and hence could really help the economy restart."

Low skilled Latino immigrants may want...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,420
Posted By mercer
Re: Values Added: Immigration (Simone Campbell & Mark Krikorian)

Campbell repeatedly mentioned an economic need for high levels of immigration. Has she paid any attention to the economy? She talks like the economy is booming like the late 1990s. Someone should...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-24-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,667
Posted By mercer
Re: The Conn vs. Conor Jihad (Conor Friedersdorf & Conn Carroll)

Carroll says that Assange is a criminal who broke US law and a murderer because his actions led some people to get killed and who does not feel guilty for the consequences of his actions.

Forum: Diavlog comments 07-26-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,252
Posted By mercer
Re: It's Hot (Tim Fernholz & Conn Carroll)

Carroll says that taxes don't have to go up if spending would go back to the level of 2001. I agree if Medicare Part D is repealed and we pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Is that how he and Heritage...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,467
Posted By mercer
Re: On Background (Conor Friedersdorf & Matt Lewis)

From their talk I hear them saying they think the the GOP screwed up because they spent too much.

So invading a country to get rid of weapons that don't exist is OK and trying to set up a neocon...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-29-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,507
Posted By mercer
Re: Don't Drink and Tweet (Monica Potts & Conn Carroll)

Carroll says anyone who supported TARP can't be a libertarian. I would like to know if anyone who supported TARP can be considered a conservative. Palin and Romney supported TARP does that make them...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-21-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,789
Posted By mercer
Re: None of the Above (Timothy Noah & Byron York)

I have been following politics for three decades. I have never seen anyone in congress handle himself better in a committee hearing then Specter did in the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings....
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-03-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By mercer
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

Goldberg complains about the slogan of compassionate conservatism. He does not mention that the biggest element of the GOP platform is tax cuts which Bush delivered.

Frum notes that most...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-16-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,406
Posted By mercer
Re: Valley of the Dudes (Will Wilkinson & Kay Hymowitz)

Anyone who thinks that white males are privileged today should talk to Frank Ricci.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,643
Posted By mercer
Re: Female Sexuality

I am still confused as to what women want.

Evolutionists think that women want men with high income and social status. One of the scientists in the times article thinks that women want men who...
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