In our efforts to raise the quality of discourse in American politics, let us try something different. We will take two arguments on opposing sides of an issue. We will then discuss which makes the best case.
Kirk Anderson alerted me to two columns on military spending. One argues that in our zeal to cut government expenditures, we had better not touch the defense budget. The other argues that any attempt to cut government spending must cut the military.
Which view do you think is right? Can you deal with the opposing arguments, showing why they are wrong?