Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Musings

Because you too can be fired at 3 A.M. from a job you probably didn't deserve in the first place...

Just the latest example of "both sides do it."  This phrase is one of the most damaging things to political discourse.  Using this phrase implies that there are not meaningful differences between the two political parties and you're just electing the "lesser of two evils."  It's an incorrect way of looking at politics.

Slate decided to cover something I already wrote about, how cute. But in all seriousness, this is a major problem that needs to be rectified.

We're going to have a government shutdown.  Why? Because Republicans have successfully convinced people that shutting down government shuts down Obamacare.  Republicans and others have been ultra-successful in convincing people that Obamacare is going to be terrible.  A nice quote from Political Line sums up my feelings on Republicans hating Obamacare: "if Republicans really thought Obamacare was going to be terrible for Americans, they'd let it be implemented and reap the benefits in 2014."

The Department of Justice is investigating North Carolina for their new voter identification laws.  At a certain point, you have to believe that "voter fraud" is a code word for brown people voting.

Maryland recently passed a strict gun control law and has now faced their second challenge to the law.  This challenge is about having to submit a fingerprint, in order to buy a gun.    

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