Let’s Hope for Continued Fiscal Gridlock

Although President Barack Obama may have won over some key independent voters for the 2012 election by successfully painting the tea party Republicans as extremists responsible for the protracted debt-ceiling gridlock, the outcome for the nation of that policy and media circus may not be so bad. The good news is that the tea party … Continue reading “Let’s Hope for Continued Fiscal Gridlock”

The Debt Ceiling and the Warfare State

The “ticking time bomb” gambit is a sure way to establish when someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. You’ll recall this was how the advocates of torture argued: what if the terrorists had a nuclear device designed to go off in the heart of, say, New York City’s Times Square, and … Continue reading “The Debt Ceiling and the Warfare State”