Saturday, April 01, 2006


- PoliticalWire notes that in a new Time poll, 79% of Americans said they favor some form of guest worker program for immigrants, while 47% say all illegal immigrants should be deported.

- Alan Stewart Carl notes that the national debt clock near Times Square will soon run out of digits as it hits the $10 trillion mark ... yes, that's $10,000,000,000,000. As he says "At some point this will be an issue again. Hopefully some point very soon."

- John at Centerfield has a very interesting post discussing In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State, a new book out by Charles Murray. John has a good rundown of "the plan," and some criticisms of it, so be sure to check out this post. Intriguing.

- Amba discusses the dilemma of the Democrats, caught between their angry left base and the disenchanted and winnable voters in the center.

- Over at Donklephant, they've been debating definitions: what's a centrist, a moderate, an independent? Join the fray!

- Joe Gandelman's got some goodies (as he always does), including some thoughts on Bill Buckley's criticism of the handling of the Iraq war, a (guest) poem on the idea of a tax-free nation, and a great series of posts on the release of reporter Jill Carroll (the most recent post is here, with links to the others at the bottom).

- At NeoMugwump, Dennis Sanders has a bunch of good posts this week as well, including one voicing his new policy about being a Republican: "Stay loudly or leave loudly." I like it. He's also got two on McCain's dangerous balancing act (here and here).

- The Campaign for the American Reader is looking for a good novel to stress the importance of habeas corpus rights. If you have any suggestions, be sure to submit them; you could even win a prize!


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