Thursday, April 18, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Melissa Joan Hart, 37. I wonder if I'll wind up eventually watching her current show (she has one -- third season about to start, apparently). We've been watching Clarissa recently; still holds up extremely well.

Some good stuff:

1. An approach to studying legislation as it moves through Congress, from Scott Adler and John Wilkerson, that looks very promising to me -- plus a great illustration of just how many separate bills wound up on the ACA. Via John.

2. Alison Dagnes seems to be having a ton of fun writing about and teaching the invisible primary.

3. Recognize this? Name the US political figure who said it? "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." What if I spotted you that it's a president? Still no idea? Carah Ong on the 60th anniversary earlier this week of Ike's "Chance for Peace" speech.


  1. I recognized it instantly. It's never been an obscure quote. I even remember peaceniks quoting it back in the early 1970's. Googling "every gun that is made" + eisenhower gives about 833,000 results.

  2. Agree with David T.--I got it right away. Interesting how Eisenhower has never entered the conservative Republican pantheon without being viewed as a proto-Rino either.

  3. Count that as another for instant recognition. I love the Ike anti-military quotes.


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