James Edward Johnson

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Bill Clinton was a great President.

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At the time  of his presidency, I was not a fan of Bill Clinton.  But, times have changed and my mind has changed along with it.  It is my reflection on Clinton’s tenure that have forced me to reconsider how I label myself.  I am comfortable with the term “liberal” largely because of what it meant then, even as talk radio was flushing it down the toilet.

Here’s Matt Welch over at Reason:

[A]s the Bush-Obama era of bailout economics and Keynesian rehabilitation settles into something like cruising speed, perhaps the most fantastic fact to swallow will be that once upon a time the United States had a president who restrained government spending, balanced the budget, argued forcefully for the benefits of free trade, and declared that “the era of big government is over.” And he was a Democrat.

via The Death of Neoliberalism – Reason Magazine.

The whole piece is worth reading.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm