This was article was interesting and I was reminded--not for the first time--that I'm glad I'm not a lawyer.
Entertaining and refreshingly honest: two guys who forecast the election incorrectly discuss what happened.
Sounds good to me.
I'd say it's a little too early to "kill" it. But 2016 does put an awful big dent in it.
Consider that Hillary Clinton's campaign outspent Trump by more than two-to-one. Pro-Clinton ads outnumbered pro-Trump ads by three-to-one. Independent groups (the "super PACs") supporting Clinton outspent independent groups supporting Trump by three-to-one.
Good news: recently red states have been outcompeting blue states for population. More electoral votes for us. But the bad news is that the blue-staters might take their crappy politics with them.
Prepare yourselves for Joe Biden, 2020!
Words to remember, admirably understated:
If you're genuinely interesting in being an effective critic of the next president, acting like Adolf Hitler is pounding at your doorstep every time Trump tweets something might not be the most effective plan in the long run.
I love Wag the Dog. It still amazes me that Hollywood made it. Maybe because a bunch of geniuses were involved: Levinson, Mamet, De Niro, Hoffman, Willie Nelson.
Steven Greenhut with still more on the lunacy of government pensions, particularly California's.
The default means the CalPERS board can move to reduce retirees’ benefits in Loyalton by about 60 percent, according to a formula that takes into account the dollars the city has already paid into the pension system. That would mark the first time in state history that CalPERS has reduced retirees’ benefits because of a municipality’s failure to pay its pension bills.
Andrew Ferguson presents two lovely examples of times the Nixon Administration tried to make simple, easy, utterly reasonable changes in the federal bureaucracy . . . and how long and difficult they were.