Costly Shibboleths

Barack Obama set out a few modest goals in his address to both chambers of Congress last night: cure cancer, reform Social Security and Medicare, destroy al-Qaeda, end our dependence on foreign oil, promise education to every American "from the day they are born" to the day they begin work, and "save our planet from the ravages of climate change." The few prescriptions for accomplishing these … [Read more...]

Wag the Dogs

When the House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion stimulus package last Thursday, Radio Free Europe reported the vote fell "straight down party lines." As with everything the mainstream media report, this is false. House Republicans were joined by 11 Democrats, ten of whom belong to the Blue Dog Coalition, the party's self-described fiscal conservatives. The Blue Dogs' stock has soared … [Read more...]