Sometimes I have to wonder why people think they need to have an opinion on everything. Case in point: A man took his wife to the theater in New York and the Republican National Convention felt it necessary to respond critically to this act of kindness because the man was Barack Obama.
Deliberate readers of this blog will have noticed its diminished content recently, a reduction caused in large part by the demands of my day job. …
Not long ago we were worrying about Pakistan’s apparent lack of will to grapple with its Taliban problem and wondering if the government there – and the nuclear weapons it controls – would stay in power. Now Pakistan’s army is going house-to-house in Mingora to root terrorists out of the Swat valley’s main city and having success.
Megan McArdle has wrestled with this question and came up with a wonderfully clear answer:
If people really acted as if the choice to default were morally neutral, we’d either lose most of our credit system, or the legal rules would have to be much more punitive.
Gil Kerlikowske, new leader of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, says that it’s time to stop thinking of the nation’s problem with drugs as a war because it’s harmful, both here at home and abroad.
Writing about the $13T in unfunded Social Security obligations, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor, says “Social Security is a tiny problem” and “Medicare is entirely different. It’s a monster.” Reich is right that Social Security is the lesser of two evils; however, he’s dead wrong about Social Security being a little problem.
Satyam Khanna says that Senator Jeff Sessions’ statement, “I think that would be a big concern that the American people might feel — might feel uneasy about that”, qualifies him as anti-gay.
Typical Think Progress hyperbole. Citizens might indeed be concerned about a gay member of the Supreme Court and the rulings that might stem from such an appointment.
Though not normally on my reading list, it came to my attention that Playboy has published the text of it’s 1964 interview with Atlas Shrugged …