Tag Archives: Tim Pawlenty

Dealing with Cranks

Yes, there will soon be a Republican seeking that party’s nomination who is both a Mormon and fluent in Mandarin – and can probably handle himself in Cantonese in a pinch. That would be Jon Huntsman – the former governor … Continue reading

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Just Say Anything

When an old friend, and a former student of all things, talks about running for office, well, it’s hard to know what to say. Public service is wonderful and all that, and helping shape the nation’s future is quite impressive. … Continue reading

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The Promise of Amazing Adventures in Macroeconomics

Yes, it’s been a long strange ride. Old married couples smile and say that to each other on their anniversary each year. Yes, looking back nothing turned out the way you expected it to turn out. And no doubt, years … Continue reading

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