The Campaign Spot

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try the Exact Same Thing Again?

Sure, stocks are down, but at least the bailouts and massive stimulus bills are on the case of fixing the economy, and we won’t have to go through this again . . .

CNBC Headline: AIG CEO Won’t Rule Out Needing Another Bailout

Mort Zuckerman: Get Ready for a Second Obama Economic Stimulus Program

If you find yourself needing to do the exact same thing again right after you just did it, isn’t that a sign that it didn’t work the first time?

It’s up a bit from its low, but at one point, the Dow was below 6800 today . . .

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Politics & Policy

Basta La Vista, Baby

Dear Reader (And especially Martha McSally’s dog), As I often note, I increasingly tend to see the political scene as a scripted reality show in which the writers don’t flesh out the dialogue so much as move characters into weird, wacky, confrontational, or embarrassing positions. It’s a lot like The ... Read More
Education

Betsy DeVos Strikes a Blow for the Constitution

The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous ... Read More
Politics & Policy

ABC News Makes a Serious Mistake

Today, across Twitter, I began to see a number of people condemning the Trump administration (and Betsy DeVos, specifically) for imposing a new definition of sexual assault on campus so strict that it would force women to prove that they were so harassed that they'd been chased off campus and couldn't return. ... Read More