What a shock, Texas isn’t “corrupt, callous, racist, theocratic, stupid, belligerent” or dangerous. Despite what Gail Collins thinks.
Capitalism is the greatest cure for poverty the world has ever known, until governments get involved.
Don’t stray too far off the ideological reservation. Bill Keller in the NYTs. As always, read the comments to get a sense of the blow back generated by even the gentlest criticism.
Increasingly, if someone takes positions different from one’s own there are attempts made to strangle the debate by attacking the opposition as immoral or, in this case guilty of a hate crime. This is a tactic of the left and cannot be condoned. This is the path to totalitarianism. The concept that reasonable people can disagree is central to free speech. Free speech is central to democracy. Tell me why my ideas are wrong, spare me the conclusory personal attacks. If the ideas are wrong it should not be difficult to rip them apart, making an attack on the holder of those ideas unnecessary.
Any one doubt Congress could function as well, or better, if they worked from their home districts and states? Let them stay home and come to DC on a very restricted basis. And while we are at can we stop the deification of the people we hire to serve as President? Most of our Presidents are more Harding than Washington.