The nearly universal acclaim the civility of the Cheney/Lieberman debate received, as opposed to the more impolite exchanges between Mr. Gore and Mr. Bush, does not relieve voters from their duty to examine the proposals on the table. While politeness—”class,” if you will—is important, in the end what counts is what these men wish to do when they get into the White House. . . . → Read More: Bore, Gush, or Cheneyman?
Why there are so many politicians willing to pour hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars into building new sports stadiums or substantially renovating old ones? The sports teams are, after all, for-profit enterprises, with millionaire players and billionaire owners. Shouldn’t they be able to finance new facilities themselves? And why do the team owners and players get away with having their profits and incomes subsidized by taxpayers? . . . → Read More: On the Economics of Sports