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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Spending Problem, Still

From Michael J. New, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute:

Last Monday Governor Schwarzenegger announced that California will hold a special election this fall on several high-profile initiatives.

While Schwarzenegger's willingness to use the initiative to circumvent the legislature is admirable — going straight to the voters — the content of these initiatives is in many respects disappointing.


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