That sheriff in Arizona that’s blaming Rush Limbaugh for the shooting down there is a crappy cop. James Taranto criticizes the sheriff, but is forced to admit that, "in May he [i.e. the sheriff] contributed an op-ed piece to The Wall Street Journal opposing Arizona’s immigration law." I started laughing this morning while I was reading that. Apparently the only the sheriff that the WSJ could find in all of Arizona to write a pro-immigration op-ed is a crappy cop and a raging lefty. Taranto doesn’t seem to see an irony.
I can’t resist picking on Matthew Yglesias a bit:
- Liberals actually seem to think that conservatives oppose the New Deal. I oppose the New Deal – no modern politicians do. The last Presidential nominee who opposed the New Deal (i.e. the last one that I would have considered voting for) was Wendell Wilkie. Also, liberals can’t complain that conservatives want to end the New Deal and that they aren’t serious about cutting government spending.
- In this post, Yglesias tries on the formalist position. He suggests, "Right now, if you’re over 65 in America and you have a health problem, you’re entitled to have the federal government pay for your treatment. These treatments are often expensive, and are also often a pain-in-the-ass to undergo. What if in addition to being entitled to get the treatment you were also entitled to just pocket the money. Maybe at the margin you’d rather have a vacation in Paris and a shorter life than spend more time in the hospital." I couldn’t agree more. How long would Medicare last if relatively wealthy people were taking taxpayer subsidized trips to France? Not long I suspect. The truth can be a bitch.
Peace Corp workers seem to get raped a lot. Who would have thought?
Pregnancy and demographics in high school.
Dennis Mangan explains freegold.
George Will opines on limiting the power of the bureaucracy – unfortunately, he doesn’t have much to say that’s interesting.
OneSTDV explains the meaning of "civility," "In other words, the call for ‘civility’ is nothing more than a call for surrender to the liberal zeitgeist."
One way or another someone could make a lot of money by betting on municipal securities (perhaps via HYD?). If it runs down much further, I might go in on the assumption that municipals would get bailed out somehow. However, I certainly understand arguments for shorting high-yield munis.