The District of Columbia is too clever by half. When a federal judge ordered the city to recognize the right of residents and nonresidents to carry guns for self-defense, the city channeled Rube Goldberg, the cartoonist who drew those convoluted designs to make the easy look difficult.w
Election Day was once the anticipated day when voters arrived at the polls eager to pull a lever for their favorite candidates. Now Election Day has become Election Season.
Cheerful headlines last week celebrated an uptick in holiday hiring and expanded economic growth in the latest quarter, but the woods are dark and deep and we’re still not out of them.
Leaders from 140 world nations will gather in New York City this week for the meetings of the U.N. General Assembly, to sit still to be “inspired” by the theme of “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.” Translated from bureaucratese, the official language of the U.N., that means, “We want you to raise your taxes and impose more regulations – for your own good.”
Labor Day is the traditional opening day of the November election campaigns, and Oct. 1, a date now fast upon us, is the day when the races get serious.