Once upon a time, even a Yellow Dog could get elected in places like Alabama — so long as he was a Democrat. That dog done run off and nowadays a Democrat can’t hardly win, even when running against an accused pedophile.
The Supreme Court’s next term starts in three weeks. From October to April, the justices will hear roughly 70 cases — and several promise to be blockbusters.
The dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors hurts everyone involved. Qatar had agreed to cooperate with the other governments including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Instead, they are involved in a boycott that verges on open warfare.
Christmas came early to the executive branch this year, thanks to Republicans in Congress. They gave the Obama administration a yearlong Christmas present: benign neglect.
Those with a government job are sitting pretty. A typical fed’s total compensation averages 16 percent more than that of his neighbor at an equivalent private-sector gig. In this troubled economic time of 8.5 percent unemployment, nothing beats the public dole’s 100 percent job security.