I guess money trumps principle. Yes, I'm looking at you, Japan.
In a somewhat similar vein, we have yet another poll in which the American public expresses its desire to keep receiving the benefits of government without paying for them. David Leonhardt gives additional detail. Isn't it time for some politician to stand up and say it doesn't work that way?
This has been written in a number of places, but it's worth repeating: There was a good guy with a gun at the Tucson shooting, and he almost shot the wrong guy. More guns are not the answer.
Even Ron Brownstein is allowing himself to express frustration at Republican irresponsibility. Kevin Drum puts it nicely, but Brownstein's entire article is worth reading. This is consistent with what I've been saying is Obama's strategy: let the bastards hang themselves with their crazy. And it seems to be working.
How would Dan Savage advise Silvio Berlusconi?