I’ve had various things open in tabs for a while now, but the truth of the matter is that I probably won’t have the brain-power to say anything substantive about them until, oh, November. So screw it. I’ll just toss them up in a single post, and leave it at that. If you aren’t interested in politics, cruise on by.
New Rule: Not Everything in America Has to Make a Profit — Bill Maher, expressing a lot of my concerns about what happens when the profit motive becomes the governing principle of various fields.
Touching back to principles — Abi Sutherland on the need for the government to protect the individual against the corporation.
The GOP’s Misplaced Rage — pretty much a classic case of “I didn’t leave my party; my party left me.” Bruce Bartlett, long-time Republican economist and old-school developer of supply-side economics, on the ways in which our current problems are the GOP’s fault. I don’t necessarily agree with his ideas on how we could and should fix the problems, but this guy is exactly what I see lacking in the face of the Republican Party today: an intelligent, principled man whose views I can respect even when I disagree with him.
An Officer’s Experience in Our Christian Military — this worries me. A lot.