Government, wealth, and jobs

I'm sure you've heard the claims many times: 1) Government can't create jobs 2) Government can't create wealth 3) Government workers are just overheard, and a drain on the economy Variations of this quasi-hardline-libertarian material have been promulgated ad nauseum over the last few years.  We heard it this very

Why Limbaugh’s “apology” isn’t enough

By now, news of Limbaugh's rare apology for his slanderous characterization of Sandra Fluke has made the rounds. It's not enough. NOT because apologizing isn't a good thing; far from it.  But Limbaugh's "apology" itself indicates he STILL hasn't bothered to watch Fluke's testimony, nor has he bothered to inform

Why the death of bin Laden matters — and why it doesn’t

I heard commentary earlier today, on our local DC news radio station, that bin Laden really didn't matter anymore from an operational standpoint for al Qaeda.  The fact that his compound didn't have modern communications, this analyst said, demonstrated he wasn't really in charge, and was only a "spiritual leader."

Those overpaid, underqualified federal workers

The news today that the President is proposing to freeze federal pay increases for the next two years is not entirely unexpected, though it is certainly disappointing.  The drumbeat of federal employee scapegoating has been going on for a while.  From the pages of USA Today (which has repeatedly published

The knashing of teeth has begun

I suppose it was inevitable.  It seems every time the Democrats let progressives down, you see the "I'm done with Democrats!" sentiment brought out in  full force.  Remember the FISA fiasco?  Man, you could really feel the outrage. I'm not immune to the feeling.  No progressive alive who has been