Jasper Smith

Commentary on politics, economics, culture and sports.


Vitals: Bostonian, 40ish, professional. I’m a free market liberal on economic matters, a centrist on cultural issues, and a big Sox/Celtics/Pats fan. I’m strongly leaning toward the Democrats in ’08, although more often than not in the past I’ve cast my lot in with the now sadly insane Republicans. My eclectic tastes in things political lead me to admire such diverse figures as FDR, Truman, Marshall, Eisenhower, Reagan, Bill Clinton, Bobby Kennedy, Thatcher, Lincoln, Washington, Churchill, Scoop Jackson, Gerald Ford, John Warner, George H.W. Bush, Bob Kerrey, Bob Dole, Ray Flynn, Barney Frank, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. I’d probably be a Christian Democrat if this were Europe. Unfortunately, this ain’t Europe. (Much less Denmark).

Here you’ll find all-too-infrequent commentary on the news and blogospheric commentary of the day with an emphasis on politics, economics, public policy, culture, and Boston sports. Enjoy. And please do give your thoughts by commenting.

email: 99jasper at gmail dot com

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Written by Jasper

February 3, 2007 at 12:57 pm

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