It Has Become Disturbingly Easy to Be a Criminal These Days

I don't have a lot in common politically with Thomas Edsall, but this piece, decrying "poverty capitalism" deserves to be read by lots and lots and lots of people. Edsall points out that in a host of municipalities and localities, being too poor to pay exorbitant court fines can get people tossed in jail. As …

Catching Up on More Bad Obamacare News

And I have a lot to catch up on; my blogging on this issue has fallen off as a consequence of both real life demands on my time, and sleep-deprivation. Let us examine the latest bulletins, none of which are good. Bruce Barcott is "[s]eething at a president I helped elect"¬†after having his insurance canceled …

Tom Edsall on Republican Political Prospects

Tom Edsall's writings make clear that he is on the port side of the partisan divide, but my political differences with him notwithstanding, he is honest and thorough in this piece, which discusses how Republicans can reverse their recent electoral misfortunes. I certainly liked the sentence with which Edsall closed his piece: "The compelling mandate …