(Don’t overlook the posts below as well, since this is a new blog building up an audience I want them to get some comments before they fall off the page.)
Libertarian Balko writes about this because he doesn’t like imprisoning people for drugs, but he raises some interesting points about whether there is a better way to do incarceration taking into account costs and benefits to society. Personally I don’t care about the costs to criminals, but if there is a way to improve the recidivism problem it affects me so I’m willing to listen.
This “news story” incorporates a lot of conventional wisdom that has no basis any more. My own view is that the people in charge of the Fed and the Treasury are either clueless or trying to hold things together for a couple of elections, and have no idea how fundamentally unsound our economy and financial system is. Everything should have been allowed to collapse in 2008, we’d be OK again by now. Instead we will have N years of deep recession before the collapse, and recovering from the collapse will also take longer. Idiots.
Almost all election fraud is committed to favor Democrats (trust me on this, I have worked professionally in this field). This is just the latest:
I predict that there will be more fraud than ever this year, and that it will save the Senate for the Democrats (because in statewide elections extra votes in heavily Democratic areas affect the whole state) but not the House (because the swing districts don’t have many municipalities or counties with solid enough Democratic control to get away with this easily).