Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Maha has this perfect insight of the republican party.
But now the body politic is infested with some sort of social pathology called “movement conservatism,” which is neither responsible nor rational and exists, like a virus, merely to replicate itself. Although there are many vested interests pulling its strings, ultimately movement conservatism is a brainless organism that is killing its host.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
If The People Lead The Politicians Will Follow
Tim Rutton in the LA Times.
The real reason the City Council is having such a hellish time coming to grips with this issue is that this is one of those areas where social attitudes and thinking simply have moved beyond conventional legal thinking or, for that matter, the permissible language of politics. Medical marijuana was, from the start, a back door to legalization, and now it's swung wide open.