Ezra Klein has an op-ed in today’s LA Times banging the drum for universal health care. I absolutely adore this line regarding a particular “serious, albeit extraordinarily complicated, plan” for universal care in California:
The details of the plan are unimportant; it’s the constructiveness of the proposal that matters.This sentence may be the perfect distillation of everything that has been wrong with American liberalism since the Progressive Era: A preference for action over ideas, an elevation of good intentions over real-world effects, a deference to the highly specialized expertise of a few technocrats on matters of enormous import, and a total indifference to the possibility of unintended consequences.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?