By Way of Introduction
James has graciously asked me to guest-blog at OTB for a few days and I accepted with joy. I’m a constant reader and frequent commenter here.
I have an advanced degree in my field and have owned my own small business for more than 25 years.
I’m a Democrat but I think my politics are best described as eclectic. I opposed the invasion of Iraq, the Bush tax cuts, Medicare Part D, and the privatization of Social Security. I favor a balanced budget and maintaining a substantial military presence in Iraq until asked to leave by the elected representatives of the Iraqi people or until the Iraqi government is able to maintain order in the country.
I think that major Social Security and Medicare reform are necessary and inevitable but I despair of that being done before the catastrophe is already upon us.
I think that the most dangerous law in the history of the Republic was the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956.
I think that, like fire, government is a useful tool and not intrinsically evil but, again like fire, we should be wary of it and keep it under control.
I’m an associate poster at Dean’s World and I edit the Carnival of the Liberated, a (mostly) weekly round-up of posts from Iraqi and Afghan bloggers which you can check out most Tuesdays there. This Tuesday was a rare exception because I was tied up all day working as an election judge in a Chicago precinct.
I have my own modest blog, The Glittering Eye, and I hope you’ll drop by occasionally. I usually have something to say.