Reason Writers Around Town: Matt Welch Talks to Mark Schmitt

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Over at Bloggingheads.tv, Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch discusses labor unions, the twilight of big government conservatism, the schizophrenia of John McCain's campaign, and much more with The American Prospect's Mark Schmitt. Click on the image below to watch.

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  1. Any way to chop this down to 5-10 minutes? No way most of us have an hour to spend on this.

  2. Umm, Matt, I appreciate the effort with the tie and all, but that shirt either needs collar stays or needs to have the collar buttoned. The curly points are definitely declasse.

    Oh, I’m sure the conversation was good. I didn’t WTFV.

  3. Umm, Matt, I appreciate the effort with the tie and all, but that shirt either needs collar stays or needs to have the collar buttoned. The curly points are definitely declasse.

    Oh, I’m sure the conversation was good. I didn’t WTFV.
    I noticed a while back he would wear things that where way too matchy; like red-on-red-on-red, that didn’t really work.

    Of course swipes at Naomi Klien are always in fashion.

  4. That Employee Freedom of Choice Act legislation that’s being discussed is seriously awful – it makes card check voting mandatory nationwide.

  5. Why is Matt’s mouth open in every picture I’ve ever seen of him?

  6. …the twilight of big government conservatism

    Finally! BGC went underground in the Hoover years, and pretty much died in the post-Nixon GOP. But then along came Bush and it all came back with an angry in-your-face vengeance. This was shocking to the rank and file, which still expected at least a rhetorical fealty to small government. If it weren’t for 9/11, Bush would have been tossed out on his ass in 2004. Most GOP activists I know are still dumbfounded that McCain got the nomination. There’s going to be a significant number of them voting for Barr, and and even bigger number not bothering to vote at all.

  7. When you here a liberal hack saying that an Obama presidency would be very “libertarian friendly” then you know you are in the middle of the biggest bullshit-fest in history.

    An Obama administration will pass the so-called Fairness Doctrine to silence conservative and libertarian critics most especially talk radio since that is a medium they suck at.

    Then there will the card check scam to force unionization wherever the Union thugocracy can get it’s corrupt ass in the door. And i postive they will try to repeal much of the Taft-Hartley act to force right-to-work states back under compulsory unionism.

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