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Defending NCPA:

Last week I was critical of the National Center for Policy Analysis's decision to dismiss Bruce Bartlett for writing a book harshly critical of the Bush Administration. For a more sympathetic take on the NCPA's decision, see Zach Wendling's post here.

Thorley Winston (mail) (www):
I think what's happening is people are using this "issue" as a proxy for their own disagreements with the administration and Congress' failure to control spending, enact entitlement reform, or control the borders. It's not as if the NCPA or its board members have been reluctant to criticize the administration or Congress on policy grounds on issues where they disagree (like the Medicare bill, steel tariffs, and spending in general) but they've generally been constructive (while supporting the them on issues like Social Security reform, Health Savings Accounts, etc.) rather than confrontational in their approach rather than throwing around loaded terms like "imposter" and "betrayed."
11.2.2005 12:54pm