The Bread and Circus of Federal Elections

Scott Brown’s victory inspires confidence that no campaign is hopeless for a candidate willing to take a principled stand, maintain a simple and direct message, and reject the preconceptions of conventional wisdom. Such inspiration matters to those of us who struggle against the preconceptions that the Constitution doesn’t mean what the words of the document…

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California Dreamin’ (on someone else’s dime)

This past Friday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for the federal government to bail out the taxpayers of his state to the tune of some $6.9 billion. The request comes amid efforts to close a $19.9 billion gap in his proposed $82.9 billion 2010-2011 fiscal budget. We hear daily news stories of governors all over…

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