Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times does a clever thing: "conceding" that big gummint assistance "saps initiative and is unaffordable," he then goes on to list five examples of corporate welfare, including "welfare subsidies" for planes, yachts, banks, and hedge funds. The worst I can say about it? Paragraph 12 equivocates a bit too much for my taste -- people do try to fix the damage caused by "well-meaning programs," after all.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), ever the clever politician, partially vetoes law imposing restrictions on early/weekend voting, while signing other odious bills restricting asbestos lawsuits and allowing lobbyists more time to donate to candidates. Interesting how the article begins "(a)cting out of the public eye on controversial measures" -- the "liberal" media would undoubtedly prefer it that way, but at least the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel apparently doesn't. The phrase "the legislation as rewritten by Walker" was surely no accident, either.
Pro-GMO non-profit comes up with a putatively fun pro-GMO "mascot" called Frank N. Foode. No, this is not a '70s-era Saturday Night Live skit -- this non-profit created Frank N. Foode (who bears some resemblance to Beaker, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's assistant on The Muppet Show) as a way to "make light," apparently, of all our serious concerns about genetically-modified foods, concerns big corporations take seriously enough to fight GMO-labeling laws to the death. Never trust anyone who has to tell you they're telling a joke -- chances are if you're not already laughing, it's not funny.
Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that over half of Americans -- including over half of political independents -- have had it up to here with all the Obamacare talk already and wish our government would tackle something else already. Somewhere in the "liberal" mediaverse this poll is still excellent news for Republicans!
Finally, Oklahoma state legislator compares accurate reporting of her hateful views on homosexuality with stoning -- and not just of her, but also of God. Further, she declares that her critics "try to ridicule you and make you feel like an idiot so that you’ll be intimidated and not speak out anymore." I doubt she can prove "intimidation," which word does refer to an actual crime, and the rest sounds like how a civil society is supposed to work. And anyone who titles her book The Stoning of (Insert Name Here) deserves but one punishment: never to be spoken of again.