Congress' Health Care

Hey, here's an idea! In the currently-raging health care debate, I keep hearing from conservatives and opponents of reform the suggestion that "if Democrats in Congress think a public plan is such a great idea, why don't any of them sign up for it?" Or, in slightly more-extreme formulation: "why don't we force them to go on any public plan they want to make the people use?" I'm all for people...

John Keynes, Right Again

No big surprise for any of us who haven't spent the last thirty years obsessively fetishizing (but not reading) Adam Smith via Reagan and Milton Friedman, but according to USA Today, uh, today, LOL - the stimulus is working. Key grafs: A huge influx of federal stimulus money to state and local governments more than offset a sharp drop in tax collections, helping to put the brakes on the nation's...