This is – perhaps – my favorite blog post of all time. The internet can shut down at this point, as far as I’m concerned.
Matthew Yglesias is surprised to find out . . . that Marion Barry has bad policy ideas!
I know. It’s truly shocking.
This post basically sums up the current state of politics in DC as well. The city is increasingly filled with people, like Yglesias, who have really really good policy ideas. Policy ideas which they’re sure will help the poor (i.e. black) people in the city. They could close the achievement gap, for example, if only they could implement the right policies.
Unfortunately for these benevolent policy wonks, black people keep voting against their candidates and their policies.
If you’re not part of either group, the whole show is quite entertaining.