Monday, August 30, 2010


The only cavil I have with this is the claim that healthcare reform was the problem. A real FDR -- and surely Hillary -- would have seized the moment to get us both.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"A slow-motion social catastrophe"

That's the verdict in this devastating examination of the impending impact of joblessness in America in this March's issue of Atlantic, which I just read.

And our "leaders"? Too little, too lame. The judgment of history will not be kind -- on them, on the Democratic Party, and on the crocodile tears of the punditocracy.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anthony Weiner for President - Updated

Emotionally intelligent, politically intelligent, policy intelligent. This is what leadership looks like.

Update: Clearly, this was a considered political decision - and a very smart one. This guy has an understanding of the moment and an understanding of what people feel to match his razor-sharp understanding of public policy.