For me, the trouble with writing about politics these days is that it’s too easy to say bad things.
I don’t mean that it’s easy to insult the President and his people. That’s always easy. It’s always been easy, truth be told, which is exactly why the media always does it: They meet their deadlines and win Pulitzers and can still make Happy Hour, and (more…)
Yes, the mainstream media got it right: Betsy DeVos, widely detested and universally understood to be a completely unqualified Cabinet appointee, has been confirmed as Secretary of Education by the Senate.
And while a lot of people are disappointed, nobody’s really surprised by this. (more…)
It is now required that every new government regulation will require two to be marked for removal.
This is intended to reduce government bureaucracy and interference in existing systems. In principle, it’s perhaps a good thing; we do, after all, have far too many laws and regulations on the books. But in practice, this will be disastrous — which is why it’s never been successfully done before. (more…)