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Submitted by Jeremy Kareken (United States), Oct 19, 2007 at 17:20

Well, as far as stability goes, I don't mind lower taxes for people with kids, or the mortgage deduction. I'd of course be happier with a flat tax, but with stability comes public health and wellbeing.

No, you haven't offended me. I think it's government's duty to stay out of special favoritism as much as it is to stay away from discrimination. Where that line is drawn between favoritism and ill-treatment is subject to debate. Personally, I think gay marriage is a non-threatening and healthy idea... others disagree. But if it were up to me, Muslim public school kids would pray the same place every other kid in public school prays, at home or silently before their math tests.

The public school's not religious enough for ya? Fine. There's a Madrassa down the street you can pay for while you also pay your school taxes. Or I'm all for vouchers...

I think libertarianism has changed a bit... personal freedom is crucial, but the folks at CATO and Reason have amended their complete freedom to encompass both responsibility and prevention of the "Commons Tragedy" when complete libertarianism reigns.

Count me as a fervent and proud Giuliani supporter. Being a New Yorker, I know firsthand how well he managed this city. And he did so evenhandedly.

Now that Pipes is aboard the train, I'm more thrilled than ever. I don't always agree with Dan Pipes, but he's someone I'd want to hear out every time.

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Hillary vs Rudy [34 words]JimOct 29, 2007 23:16112609
Who would an Islamist elect, Hillary or Rudy? [163 words]jennifer solisOct 30, 2007 22:30112609
Guiliani [18 words]Wanetta CombsOct 24, 2007 22:37112294
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I Hope Rudy Will Talk To Us About Oil -- Iran Will Be Decided Before 08 -- We're Talking While They're Building Up Defenses [402 words]Sofa SogoodOct 20, 2007 14:21112010
What will the future bring? [165 words]jennifer solisOct 23, 2007 00:08112010
Giuliani's Fresh Start [421 words]kim segarOct 19, 2007 13:08111927
Rudy's Excellent Choices [19 words]Sofa SogoodOct 19, 2007 05:11111910
An example of hypocrisy [108 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
G.VishvasOct 20, 2007 06:11111910
Nobody's perfect, including Islamofacists and who THEY will vote for [175 words]jennifer solisNov 3, 2007 23:56111910
Giuliani for President? [9 words]Joe SpivackOct 18, 2007 16:59111851
My experience in the field of journalism [185 words]Mark E.Oct 18, 2007 14:45111840
More than a lack of research [184 words]Jonathan BurackOct 18, 2007 13:37111831
"Neocons" and Shoddy Journalists [136 words]AlexOct 18, 2007 12:19111821
2The subject of the column is... [71 words]David W. LincolnOct 18, 2007 11:09111818
"bell that cat"? [120 words]jennifer solisOct 19, 2007 14:08111818
Bell that cat - its meaning [72 words]David W. LincolnOct 19, 2007 18:09111818
good choice [85 words]ajfestOct 18, 2007 08:17111802
How odd? No, how predictable. [254 words]LDCOct 18, 2007 07:26111785
Giuliani's Advisers [20 words]Merry WhitneyOct 18, 2007 06:31111782
Neo-Conservatism [151 words]Ian CampbellOct 18, 2007 04:48111773
look, the NY times agrees with Pipes [33 words]yuval Brandstetter MDOct 18, 2007 04:32111771
Neocons [121 words]yuval Brandstetter MDOct 18, 2007 02:07111762
Voted for Bush [35 words]Gunther H. SchiffOct 18, 2007 02:06111760
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You've actually touched on a fine point [379 words]MisterHOct 20, 2007 08:39111760
Dear Daniel Pipes - [49 words]jennifer solisOct 17, 2007 23:12111743
Disagreement with Pipes about Bush [20 words]Richard GoodmanOct 17, 2007 23:09111742
Failure to See [23 words]LDCOct 18, 2007 17:28111742
Disappointment [78 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Herbert LevinOct 17, 2007 23:06111741
out with the bad, in with the good [204 words]Rebecca MouldsOct 17, 2007 22:37111739
You, Bush and Giuliani in Newsweek and Time [75 words]Edith M. CordOct 17, 2007 21:39111735
NeoConservative Title A Badge of Honor [194 words]John R. PeacherOct 17, 2007 21:07111734
Dear Mayor Giuliani [119 words]Jim RyanOct 17, 2007 20:46111733
neocon definition [112 words]Jeremy KarekenOct 17, 2007 20:27111732
social policy + new laws = squeaky wheels get the money [162 words]jennifer solisOct 19, 2007 00:13111732
Stable families [243 words]Jeremy KarekenOct 19, 2007 17:20111732
Fresh Start Needs One More Element: Sobriety About the Saudi Serpent [292 words]JoeOct 17, 2007 20:16111731
And What About Our Oil? [124 words]Sofa SogoodOct 19, 2007 04:42111731
Hillary Stepping Up on Saudi Serpent [66 words]SinghaOct 19, 2007 22:24111731
Are you a neoconservative? [130 words]Marc SeganOct 17, 2007 20:12111730
Where is our future leader? [207 words]RightSideNewsOct 18, 2007 23:02111730
Questions for newsweek [36 words]infosifterOct 17, 2007 19:54111728

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