Progressives have a new Armageddon, namely income inequality, and, yes, there are some things to be worried about, not least of all what the progressives themselves will do about it. In the end, you see, many are not really egalitarian at all. They are instead condescending, disdainful, neo-aristocrats who think the ordinary Joe and Jane cannot tie their own shoes […]
Members of both parties in Congress are wise to this stupidity and just maybe, conceivably, will do some little something about it, though that would be a meager start to what is really needed.
The intellectual pretenses of the left too often evaporate into nothingness when the evidential heat is turned up. A prime example of the moment is a health-care act designed to fit the ideological supposition that government knows better on anything and everything than individual citizens and should intervene massively — which is to say recklessly — when there are problems.
The most pathetic suggestion for saving American newspapers from the trash heap was the one that said government should step in, letting taxpayers compensate for revenues fleeing to the Internet. It’s an idea that fits snugly with the progressive worship of an all-embracing Big Daddy on which we all depend for more and more as we sacrifice ever more of our liberties.
It should be noted that Apple, which Levin insisted on investigating, is possibly the top corporate taxpayer in America, handing over $6 billion to Uncle Sam last year.
Please, please, there’s no reason to impeach President Barack Obama and it is overreach to say we’re getting Watergate all over again. But the scandals are indeed piling up on each other, or, to use another metaphor, it’s not just raining. It’s pouring. And the message to the nation is to take cover.
Rescue, my friends, resides in the vigilance Obama fears.
While not blameless in negotiations, the Republicans were at least ready to start making some cuts of the kind that are ultimately inescapable if American greatness is not to face extinction.
What we do want is to be prudent, cautious, careful, to understand that this 21st century is fraught with brands of peril in some ways different from what we knew before. And we must be prepared to make the harms that come our way less harmful than the evil intended.
Last July, a Gallup poll said 21 percent of American adults had a “great deal” of confidence in TV news, which is odd even though it is a minority, seeing as how there is so little really, truly to have confidence in. The wisdom of the majority in not much trusting TV is surely more justified. Yes, there is some […]