Haven't done this in a while...

--Politico on the dearth of smart Republican candidates. I would have called this "The Southern Strategy Comes Home to Roost".

--Brendan Kiley makes the case that just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean that they aren't watching you.

--My perennial sparring partner Foxfier and I (but mostly her) revamp Social Security disability benefits over at Gino's place.

--The president has good taste in books, and some asshole at The National Review says dumb things about it. Does anybody remember when The National Review was staffed by literate, intellectual conservatives?


Gino said...

the GOP has the same 'class' issues that the dems have, but the dems are more democratic about it.

this lack of 'working it out' is one reason why the pregressive govt agenda continues to progress even after electoral defeats, while the conservative agenda never fails to waste a victory.

the two sides need each other. the sooner they realize that... oh, never mind, they never will.

Anonymous said...

i hear that Gino guy runs one helluva blog.

Bike Bubba said...

Personally, I'd like to see Mr. Obama start reading Hayek, von Mises, Bastiat, and Rothbard, as it would help him understand why everything he touches turns to manure.

Put differently, "smart" doesn't mean beans if it's cleverness about idiotic ideas like Keynesianism.