Friday, March 18, 2016
“This isn't supposed to be a circus." Elizabeth Warren
Take the Money and ...: Marco Rubio, former Republican pin-up presidential candidate, says he will not be anybody's vice presidential running mate, will not run for re-election and will not seek to be Florida's next governor. Don't worry, something lucrative will turn up... or has already.
Clip And Save: Someday soon the Democratic elite will come to regret kicking Sanders to the curb and embracing Clinton. Most likely we all will.
Eeny Meeny Mine: Minneapolis prosecutor Mike Freeman said that he alone will decide whether to indict police officers who shoot blacks because grand juries don't always get the right answers.
Asked And Obvious: The NYTimes wonders if the experts have been wrong about the benefits of free trade agreements for the American economy? Depends if you're an owner or an ower.
Our Gang: The GOP-controlled KY senate has passed a bill that would encourage businesses to deny services to same-sex couples. Next door in TN a Republican bill would use $100,000 budgeted for school diversity programs at UT and use the money on 'In God We Trust” stickers. GOP officials in AL will require biology textbooks to include prominent disclaimers telling students to doubt evolution. Their counterparts in GA have passed a 'religious liberty' bill that encourages anti-LGBT hate crimes. AL Republicans intend to cut food stamp eligibility from five to three years in a lifetime, and only if the recipients do not own a car. If the poor own a car they will be ineligible for help. And this is pre-Trump.
Money's Worth: Research notes that doctors who get more cash from Big Pharma prescribe more of Big Pharma's drugs.
Porn O'Graph: Equality.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 6:18 AM