Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Seize the Moment!

Now that the consequences of sequestration are hitting home, this is the time for President Obama to point out forcefully that the Republicans' insistence on cutting spending in a depressed economy is a really bad idea, and that people can see for  themselves what cutting spending means for jobs and economic growth.  He should be calling loudly and often for outright repeal of the sequestration legislation - not going along with the Republicans' call for a "deal" that involves spending cuts.

Regrettably, we're seeing no inclination on the president's part to seize the moment to turn the national dialogue away from deficit cutting to job creation - and to point out that just as cutting spending means job losses, increasing spending (temporarily) means job creation.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

David Frum: Why Romney Lost

Yes, there are sane Republicans.

The Supremes

I'm always puzzled when the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court falls vacant, and a judge new to the court is nominated as replacement Chief Justice.

Wouldn't it make more sense when a Chief Justice retires for whichever of the remaining eight judges has served the longest to step up to become Chief Justice, and for the newly confirmed member of the Court to be the new low person on the totem pole?