- Gene Healy on the role of the presidency in the BP oil spill:
When Hurricane Katrina hit, liberals who had spent years calling President Bush a tyrant suddenly decided he wasn’t authoritarian enough when he hesitated to declare himself generalissimo of New Orleans and muster the troops for a federal War on Hurricanes.
Now the party of “drill, baby, drill” — the folks who warn that Obama’s a socialist — is screaming bloody murder because he’s letting the private sector take the lead in the well‐capping operation. It’s almost enough to make a guy cynical about politics.
- A man in Maryland is facing felony charges today. His crime? Recording a traffic stop with a video camera. It’s time to change Maryland’s wiretapping laws.
- Rethinking Darfur: A new study examines policy proposals to helping a devastated land.
- Podcast: “The Trouble with Comstock” featuring Roger Pilon.