Bow out Newt. You're a disgrace.
SeaMonkey wrote: in "obamacare" ,or anything like it, bureaucrats are in charge...why should they be able to come in between a doctor and their patient?
Private for-profit insurance bureaucrats already come between patients and doctors every day. The market already rations healthcare. Who would most of us rather have come between us and our doctors...a bored government bureaucrat who gets paid for doing his job, or a greedy private bureaucrat who gets fat bonuses based on how much he succeeds in keeping costs down by denying us treatment?
Indian wrote: "The only reason the farmers wants [sic] them is so they can pay them less than minimum wage."
It sounds like you are willing and able to pay far higher prices than you do now for your produce, grown and picked by Americans who make a living wage. Indeed, if the majority of American consumers were willing to pay higher prices for goods produced by domestic labor, we could end illegal immigration right now.
Immigration is just the capitalist free market at work. Are you calling for "big government" to get involved in the free labor market by expelling the workers that consumers rely on for cheap food and farmers rely on for their profits? Sounds like socialism to me.
Dave, you are right. The "war on drugs" is an abject failure. Obviously there has to be a more rational solution than locking people up. A significant proportion of the prison population is made up of low-level drug offenders. One way to begin reform would be to legalize marijuana nationwide.
This piece assumes, mistakenly in my view, that only liberal judges are or will be partial. What about conservatives? Surely we have seen something other than impartiality in the conservative judicial activism of Scalia, Thomas, and their ilk.
joepulitzer: I hope you realize just how many Americans there are who work full-time at Walmart and other service sector jobs and still must rely on foodstamps to get by. This is yet another corporate welfare scheme: taxpayers subsidize those in low-wage jobs, allowing companies to continue to pay low wages to their employees and grant obscene salaries and bonuses to their executives.
This is outrageous. Tennessee seems to want to advertise loudly and proudly to the rest of the world that it is backwards, ignorant, and bloodthirsty.
A ban on extended magazines is simply common sense, and would be a good start.
L4F wrote: "whites like Einstein, Mozart, Bethoven, Washington, Adam Smith, Ayn Rand, and others have contributed more to the world than thugs like Common."
Ayn Rand does not deserve to be in that group. Einstein, Mozart, Beethoven, Washington, and Smith were giants and created works of lasting significance. Rand was a third-rate thinker and writer as well as a hypocritical welfare cheat. No serious thinkers take her seriously.
What's clueless about pointing out the right's evident hypocrisy and inconsistency? Hate the government and the redistribution of wealth until you need it. Kinda like Ayn "welfare cheat" Rand who denounced all who took social security and medicare while relying on these programs secretly when she could not pay her medical bills. Ha ha ha.