As Virulent, If Not As Prevalent, As 40 Years Ago - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
As Virulent, If Not As Prevalent, As 40 Years Ago

Liberalism, that is. Edward Brooke, my former senator and one of two surviving members of the Kerner Commission, has a Washington Post op-ed urging us to go back to the future with… the 40-year-old recommendations of the Kerner Commission.

Brooke calls for a Fair Economic Deal, apparently annoyed that the New Deal, Fair Deal, and New Frontier were already taken. It mostly sounds like the Great Society, once more with feeling. Forty years and more than $5 trillion later, LBJ’s War on Poverty doesn’t have that much to show for it, but who knows what we could have bought with a few trillion more? This is the kind of economic thinking likely to prevail in the next Democratic administration, even under the relatively youthful Barack Obama.

Ed Brooke, by the way, is the only Republican senator Massachusetts has had in my lifetime. He is also the most conservative, so that should tell you something.

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