We learn from Dave Anderson at TruthOut that the alleged "$100 trillion" price tag of the Green New Deal is a made-up scare number. When the man who comes up with the number admits, out loud, on Twitter, that he really doesn't know how to count the cost of installing renewable energy, then you know the number is complete rubbish. Then again, if you've noticed the cost of renewable energy almost achieving parity, or coming close to achieving parity, with the cost of fossil fuel production, you already knew it was rubbish.
Of course Daniel Larison at The American Conservative is right that our President's declaration that the U.S. will recognize Israel's "claim" in the Golan Heights is "a mockery of international law" and a "pre-election gift" to Israeli Prime Minister/Drama Hound Binyamin Netanyahu, who goes before the voters on April 9. But what if our President doesn't even intend to recognize Israel's claim? It's not like that's past him, you know. If so, he's given Mr. Netanyahu his "gift" a little early -- there's still plenty of time for a backlash to form in Israel over this naked giveaway.
Dane County, WI judge strikes down a law the Wisconsin state legislature passed to hamstring that state's incoming Democratic Governor and incoming Democratic Attorney General, but I'm not sure this decision will stand, since it asserts that "extraordinary sessions" violate Wisconsin's constitution, when the state has had about two dozen of them since 1980. I am sure, however, that the judge's decision does not require him to strike down every single law passed in every other extraordinary session that's ever been -- not if nobody's suing about those other sessions, at least.
Our Administration concedes that the 2017 tax "reform" won't goose the economy the way they said it would, and of course they now say they'll need "additional rollbacks in labor regulations, a $1 trillion infrastructure plan and another round of tax cuts." Remember when they said corporate tax cuts would deliver $4,000 into every family's bank account? Good times! And now that their predictions aren't coming true, they're telling us that since eating shit didn't make us healthy, we have to eat more shit.
Our President says a lot of things, having none of the character traits a civilized person would value, but the sight of the 46% President criticizing his "enemies" like Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller because they "never got a vote" and saying "my voters don't get" why they're even relevant really takes the cake. Where to begin with this? With "innocent people never need to attack their opponents like this"? With "you're President of all Americans, not just 'your voters'"? With "waaaaaaaah"? It's hard to know where to begin, and it's almost like that's the whole idea.
Finally, Michael Corcoran at FAIR delivers yet another tour de force about "liberal" media coverage of Medicare-for-All. Don't you love how they call Medicare-for-All supporters "hard-line," which would lead you to think that the majority of Americans are "hard-line"? Par for the course for the "liberal" media that called pulling out of Iraq an "extreme" position when more than half of America wanted to pull out. (Trigger warning: you'll also see, in a sidebar, an anti-Medicare-for-All reporter saying, in a since-deleted tweet, that "it's super weird how people are blaming their diminished sense of well-being on the (present) Administration. Personal events determine my quality of life, not who's in the WH." Spoken like someone who was born on second base but thinks they hit a double!)