Can Rand Paul mainstream libertarianism? I certainly hope so, but I'm not going to get my hopes up too high. From The New York Times via Nick Gillespie at Reason.com
The 113th Congress was publicly chided by Washington’s chiding classes for not getting much done last year — that is, for not passing very many laws. Indeed, 2013 was the “least productive” Congress in 66 years.
Isn’t it nice to read some good news for a change?
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OMG, 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth-warmest year globally since records began in 1880. It's just getting so damn hot, and we're all going to die! So turn over you lives to the United Nations and send us more money right now so we can save this planet!
Except . . .
Forget what you know about the library of the 20th century. You know, those dark places with clunky microform machines fossilizing in the basement and with rows of encyclopedias standing, perfectly alphabetized, in denial of their obsolescence.
Wait, what? The press is becoming more libertarian?
In a fractured media environment with an ever-shrinking universe of potential readers and viewers, media firms are seeking out dedicated audiences that they do not have to expend the energy and capital themselves to build. Among the more loyal audience of political news and opinion consumers are those with a libertarian bent – particularly because they have been so underserved for years. That is changing.
Oh, dear. Who could have seen this coming?
Target Corp. (TGT) said it will end health insurance for part-time employees, joining Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from Obamacare.
Eeeuu. This puts a whole new spin on "trying to see things from someone else's perspective."
Google has been promoting its latest piece of hardware, Google Glass, as the latest, must-have, sexy tech product.
Now a software company wants to take the sexiness one step farther.
My first thought about this was "No way, leave the damn game alone," but then I decided I was being too reactonary. Everything changes, so why not football?
The NFL is reportedly considering abolishing the extra point after touchdowns as part of its scoring system.
Someone who isn't a crazed conservative wingnut wants to impeach President Obama:
WASHINGTON — Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history.
Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama.
And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment.