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Matt Welch: Obama is a liar

Posted by sanityinjection on March 10, 2010

Matt Welch, the editor of libertarian magazine Reason, has a scathing piece up in which he details how President Obama has systematically broken his promises and repeatedly lied to the American people in his attempts to get health care reform passed.

Of course Welch, although non-partisan, loathes the idea of a government expansion tied to health care, so you might expect him to be unhappy with the President. But Welch touches on behaviors that transcend any one issue and speak to a larger model of public governance that is troubling. His criticisms are harsh, but they are also accurate.

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“Progressive”policies are failing the real-world test

Posted by sanityinjection on February 9, 2010

In a¬†great piece, Matt Welch, the editor of the libertarian magazine Reason, analyzes the so-called “progressive” policies of the Obama Administration and explains why they are failing both in the foreign and domestic realms. Essentially, Welch argues that it has been so long since progressives have been in power that their ideas have not had to meet the test of being applied to the real world. He also neatly disposes of the canard that the person of George Bush was the greatest obstacle to international cooperation and world peace: “No amount of international do-goodism is going to prevent countries from acting in what they perceive to be their own self-interest.”

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