Archive for the 'Smart Things Said By Smart People' Category

H&R Block Founder: The Rich Need To Pay More Taxes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debt, Money, Republicans, Smart Things Said By Smart People, Taxes

In an op-ed I HOPE will get picked up across the country, Henry Bloch explains why taxes need to be raised on the rich ASAP. From KC Star: I do not understand some Republicans’ resistance to the idea of tax increases on the wealthy. The argument we have been hearing from some politicians about the […]

August 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 30 Comments »

Chuck Hagel On Economy, Iraq & Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Smart Things Said By Smart People, Video

He talks with the folks at Morning Joe. I liked how he didn’t overreact to the Geithner plan. Refreshing to say the least. Thoughts? Tweet

February 12th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Powell Questions Palin’s Worldview

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Powell, Smart Things Said By Smart People, Video

Following up on the previous post…here’s the video of Powell questioning Palin’s wisdom when she talked about “small town values.” I always thought that the whole “Real America” talk was remarkably dumb because it alienated more voters than it drew in…and I’m glad to see that Powell shares that view. What’s more, the GOP often […]

December 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Jack Welch On “Socialism”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Economy, History, Smart Things Said By Smart People

“I’m comfortable that the government has to step in when the free market gets off rail. The nice thing about our government, compared with France — everyone says we’re going to be France. We’re not going to be France. We go in and go out.” – Jack Welch on ABC’s This Week this morning And […]

October 26th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Conservatism, Smart Things Said By Smart People

“Those who press this Ayers line of attack are whipping Republicans and conservatives into a fury that is going to be very hard to calm after November. Is it really wise to send conservatives into opposition in a mood of disdain and fury for the next president, incidentally the first African-American president? Anger is a […]

October 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Mr. Sullivan, May I show you to your petard?

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Ideas, Smart Things Said By Smart People, WTF?

In the event my title is a bit too obscure, pictured above is Mr. Andrew Sullivan lighting his petard, shortly before he is about to be hoisted by same. This definition may help: pe·tard n. 1. A small bell-shaped bomb used to breach a gate or wall. Word History: The French used pétard, “a loud […]

July 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

McCain Represents Change Too

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in McCain, Smart Things Said By Smart People

Justin touched on this story. Let me expound… “I did not know about these remarks, but I take responsibility for them. I repudiate them. My entire campaign I have treated Senator Obama and Senator Clinton with respect. I will continue to do that throughout this campaign.” That was John McCain yesterday, apologizing for remarks made […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Lawrence Lessig May Run For Congress

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Smart Things Said By Smart People, Technology, Video

When it comes to fair and open standards that benefit all, Lessig has to be one of the more brilliant minds you’ll ever read or listen to on the subject. Now he’s thinking about running for Congress, but he doesn’t want to just serve…he wants to change congress. He has 3 things he’s basing that […]

February 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

2008Central.net’s Presidential Election Podcast (01/27/08)

By 2008Central.net | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Billary, Blogging, Democrats, Economy, Edwards, Elections, Florida, Gender, Giuliani, Hillary, Huckabee, McCain, Media, Race, Republicans, Romney, Ron Paul, Smart Things Said By Smart People

This podcast looks at (1) results of the South Carolina Democratic Primary; (2) a brief discussion about the media coverage of identity politics and (3) a look ahead to the Florida and February 5th primaries… [Listen Online] [Subscribe to 2008Central.net's Presidential Election Podcast] Feel free to email us questions/suggestions for next week’s podcast (you can […]

January 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

2008Central.net’s Presidential Election Podcast (01/03/08)

By 2008Central.net | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Democrats, Dodd, Edwards, Elections, Fred Thompson, Giuliani, Hillary, Huckabee, Independents, Iowa, McCain, Media, Republicans, Richardson, Romney, Ron Paul, Smart Things Said By Smart People

This podcast covers the results of the Iowa Caucuses. We discuss the significance of Huckabee’s victory, the state of the Republican race after Iowa and we also dissect Obama’s victory and analyze the rest of the Democratic race. [Listen Online] [Subscribe to 2008Central.net's Presidential Election Podcast] Feel free to email us questions/suggestions for next week’s […]

January 4th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »