Since many King County Democrats obtain their political commentary and analysis from reading bumper stickers, I like to take note of the pearls of wisdom that are to be had from reading cars. A day or two ago I saw a good one: Turn Off Fox – Bad news For America Rest assured that this first …
Month: January 2012
Obamacare vs The U.S. Postal Service
Many critics have ridiculed Obamacare on the grounds that it will be much like committing our health care to the U.S. Postal Service or the IRS. While this is a pretty good laugh line, it dramatically underestimates the damage that bureaucratized health care will do. The USPS and the IRS can't kill us. Bureaucracies will occasionally …
Progress Has Gone Too Far
I’m just old enough to remember those magazine covers from the 1950’s that tantalized us with visions of transportation of the future. You know the ones: they looked forward 50 years or so to a future where people moved around using personal rocket packs, or jet-powered flying automobiles. Or at the very least, moving walkways in …
March 3rd Caucuses
The Seattle Times opines that the Washington state GOP caucuses on March 3 might be meaningful. Woo Hoo!
Support For Newt
Here's an excellent article on just why Newt Gingrich has been doing well with the Republican rank and file.
Anyone who lives in the Seattle area is aware of the many newspaper articles and TV news stories about how Washington’s high-tech economy – including employers such as Boeing and Microsoft – need a large pool of highly educated employees in order to remain competitive in an increasingly educated world. Then we read articles like …
Poverty In America
An interesting study by the Heritage Foundation on poverty in America. Its a long read, but there's some surprising information.
Shipping Jobs Overseas?
There's a fascinating article in last Sunday's Seattle Times about outsourcing jobs to China. It does a lot to undermine the Democrats' simplistic attacks on corporate America, and the supposed ease with which jobs can be brought back.
The South Understands
An interesting article on how the Democrats are doing in the South. Note particularly the last sentence.