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Ready to lose

No bargain here

Gov. Mitch Daniels was on Fox News Sunday yesterday, and, in the course of explaining why public-sector unions should be abolished, succinctly spelled out the problem with them:

"I think the message is that, first of all, voters are seeing the fundamental unfairness of government becoming its own special interest group, sitting on both sides of the table," he said. 

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Crackdown smackdown

The blogosphere is buzzing about Penn Gillette's smackdown  of admitted pot smoker Barack Obama's hypocrisy in now seeking to crack down on the buying and selling of medical marijuana:

Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana -- under the laws that he condones -- would his life have been better?"

The bike and the little woman

Advice from Gov. Daniels -- if you think the little woman is gonna be mad at you, well, just go ahead and lie to her:

The debate distraction

OK, libertarians; get ready to beat me up.

I've written frequently, both here and on the editorial page, about the need to give third-party candidates their share of exposure during political campaigns. It's both fair to them and beneficial to the voters.