Why Democracy Sometimes Works: The Rulers Get Too Delusional to See They are Vulnerable

The wonderful headlines about Eric Cantor’s defeat last night keep coming. Here is one from the Chicago Tribune: “Eric Cantor’s primary loss an ‘apocalyptic moment’ for the GOP.” The beginning of the article is wonderful but I liked these two paragraphs best: A seven-term congressman with ties to the financial industry, Cantor had spent more than $5 million to head off the challenge from Brat, a political newcomer who teaches at Randolph-Macon College. Brat spent only about $122,000, according Read more […]

Why Believe The Obamacare Law Got More Attention Than The Obamacare Website?

Everyone wants to believe that government is magic and everyone who says they don’t believe in magic is maligned as an “anarchist.” We see this especially in TV shows which show cops, detectives, crime scene investigators, and forensic scientists, all working miracles on the government’s dime—showing nothing but devoted concern for doing right. Yet you will notice in these productions that the hero cop or detective or whatever other public official is the champion of the story usually Read more […]