The Corner

I’m Not One to Advocate Armed Insurrection . . .

But if there were ever to be a second American Revolution, it’d as likely as not start in Bell, California –  population 38,000 — where town council members make $100,000 each for part-time work, the chief of police rakes in $457,000, and the top city administration clears a cool $787,637.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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