Unfortunately this team seems to be covering up a possible risk to black children.
And we just did a post which cast James Comey in a generally positive light. Disappointing, but that is high stakes politics.
Below is one of the best things I’ve seen in a while. Just beautiful. Like an orchid of stupidity.
Government isn’t all bad. A very small and generally limited one can make some sense. I will even go so far as to say that a very modest taxpayer supported safety net for the truly indigent is OK if for whatever reason a private net does not exist. (I think that it would generally however in a very small government world, but that is for another post.) But government is at best, at best, a necessary evil. It is never something to be celebrated, but we unfortunately have celebrated government for far too long in this country.
If you live in a wealthy part of the country it is very likely that you are represented in Congress by a Democrat. Often a very “liberal” Democrat. Why is this?
Paul Krugman is famous for having said essentially that one of the ways the US could pull itself out of the current recession/depression is by mobilizing for an alien invasion. A War of the Worlds would do the trick. Everyone could build space ships and laser guns and whatever to fight the otherworldly menace. Stimulus. Full employment!
Crony capitalism comes in many forms. We at ACC focus much of our attention on what happens at the national level but there is plenty which goes on on the state level (and beyond) too as Veronique de Rugy examines in the attached piece.
Mike Huckabee recently threatened to leave the Republican Party if the GOP becomes more tolerant of gay marriage.
I say OK. Leave. I know a few people within the party who will happily hold the door for you and will carry your bags.
Where are you going to go though Mike?
Actually I don’t care.