For decades, Republican politicians have come up with many theoretical reasons that privately-run programs should be more efficient than government-run programs. However, empirical research into the matter has failed to consistently find an economic or operational benefit of privatization. Privatization of military operations, for instance,
Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010: Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January
If our top generals and television anchors only paid attention to the bumper stickers and buttons of the world, why, our nation wouldn’t be in such grave peril from the waves of Red Menace lapping at our shores. You think I jest? Open your window
Ron Paul, they say, is going to finally purge America of the Red Menace… like Ronald Reagan promised to do… but apparently the Communist plot was undeterred by his presidency. Hm. Maybe the Republicans aren’t very effective anti-Communists after all. Oh, but I’ve forgotten the most important Republican idea of all: Propaganda doesn’t have to make logical sense. It just has to frighten people.