Today at PP: I repeated the mantra that anyone who cares about the federal budget should know by now: there's no federal budget deficit problem; there's a health care costs problem. Also: why it's so difficult to solve.
At Plum Line, I update on the war on voting and why it matters. I'll repeat the point I made over there: there's a textbook version of gradual and one-way expansion of the franchise in US history that I just think is dead wrong. This stuff can, and does, go in both directions. Would it really surprise anyone if today's GOP starts pushing for a repeal of the 26th Amendment (18 year old vote)? Looking around...hmm, seems that Ann Coulter for one talked about it, but it doesn't seem to have been picked up yet by others.