Super Wednesday! No…wait…
- Just when you think Santorum is up against the ropes, he pulls out a thriller. While he didn’t win Ohio, his photo finish keeps him in the race, and if he plays his cards right he can reclaim all the momentum over the next couple of weeks.
- We may have an early frontrunner for the Dumbest Thing I’ve Heard This Week. Charles Lane says that, because the Chevy Volt — a midsize with new technology — is not as cheap as a COMPACT, it means that President Obama is at “war with science.” This is a classic attempt to recapture terms and pretend that denying evolution is the same as promoting innovation in technologies that can end foreign dependence on oil. Yep…those are pretty much identical.
- Thomas Sowell continues his effort to make superficial observations while pretending to be an intellectual. This time he eulogizes James Q. Wilson, a conservative hero (and two-time national debate champion) who actually was one of the smartest political analysts ever. Sowell focuses on Wilson’s work in the field of crime and takes a number of Wilson’s throwaway lines that suggest that poverty and crime are not linked and completely ignores Wilson’s actual recommendations that police should not be a centralized crack-down, invasion force, but rather a community presence and that investments are needed to repair inner cities because decay and neglect contributes to crime. Sowell apparently didn’t get to that part of Wilson’s work because it would have involved the difficult task of reading his books rather than making up numbers to justify his discredited economic theories.
- Sadly Dennis Kucinich has lost his Democratic primary battle to Marcy Kaptur. The race was lost from Jump Street, as a GOP statehouse gerrymandered the district to guarantee that the pro-life Kaptur would defeat the progressive Kucinich.