Current Affairs

"No Sh*thole People, Please, We’re Rich Liberals"

Rod Dreher:

Remember how horrified liberals were when President Trump’s vulgar remark about not wanting people from “shithole” countries as immigrants was reported? Sure you do. And do you remember how aggrieved a lot of the liberal Twittersphere was when I said on this blog that people don’t want housing for the poor in their neighborhood, and that they aren’t wrong for that?

Oh c'mon, Mr. Dreher: it's less than two blocks from the Plaza. Only one block from Carnegie Hall! How dare anyone bring poor people into that neighborhood!!

Related: "Yeah, well, maybe you should have thought of that in the voting booth when you re-elected de Blasio, buddy."


"America’s Missing Money"

"The federal government can’t account for $21 trillion—but does anybody care?"

I do, I do! One can hope this is some sort of technical problem, some problem of failing to dot the i's and cross the t's on some tedious government paperwork. But even if the estimate is an order of magnitude too high, it's still kinda of big deal. Shouldn't there be a bipartisan effort to investigate this tout suite? I mean--recalling the late Sen. Dirksen--a trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.