Tag Archive for Politics

Politics As A Trailing Indicator

My daughter and I discuss this once in a while. We seem to be preoccupied with gaining political power to change minds. But that might have things in reverse. Politics are really a trailing indicator of culture. Stopping the Spread…

Stat of The Day: NYC & The Labor-Electoral Complex

I wonder if Bloomberg only recently discovered this? The ‘Labor-Electoral Complex’ – WSJ.com: “New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a valedictory tour as he prepares to leave office at the end of the month, and it’s too bad he…

The Constitution, When Convenient …

An example of using the Constitution (and alleged principles) as an a la carte menu. This one from the GOP. Time to think about privatizing the TVA – Washington Post: The chilliest responses to Mr. Obama’s idea came from Republican lawmakers…

Can You Guess Who Said It?

Ouch. #Awkward. Via the WSJ. See the numbers he mentions below, and as of this writing it looks as if the debt ceiling is currently $16.4 trillion. Notable – WSJ.com: Then-Sen. Barack Obama, in a speech on the Senate floor,…

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Nothing to see here, move along. Critics Decry Looser Rules For Inauguration Fundraising : It’s All Politics : NPR: A week from Monday, President Obama is to take his public oath of office for a second term. The inauguration will…

How Quickly Our Principles Are Lost …

How quickly our principles are lost once “our” guy is in office. I’ve been saying this for three years. Fantastic column, absolutely read the entire thing. The Death of Principle – Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Four years ago, President Obama won the presidency while promising…

A Look At Runaway Entitlements & The GOP

Some interesting numbers from George Will. And be very leery of promises from the GOP. They’ve given us reason not to trust them. George Will: Mugging our descendants: Beginning two decades after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, who would find today’s government…

So Some Won’t Be Eligible For ObamaCare?

It appears so. Quite a sordid little story. Politics and money over people? Limits Placed on Immigrants in Health Care Law – NYTimes.com: WASHINGTON — The White House has ruled that young immigrants who will be allowed to stay in…