Meantime, given the taxes the feds collect, we ought to expect more interesting entertainment from them. When you pay $150 to see a Broadway show, they try to give you your money’s worth. We ought to hold the feds to a higher standard.
I’m not a cybersecurity expert, but I can’t be the only person who has an uncomfortable feeling about today’s reports about how Russian hackers stole data from Yahoo.
Related thoughts The Jeffersonian‘s regular readers know I’ve written a lot about 9/11 here. Some of my arguments on the …
There’s always room for more of everything in a country that has barely gotten started.
What is the alternative? To go the way of Middlebury College, an institution that used to stand for academic integrity.
The college may yet come up with a plan to punish members of the mob who attacked Professor Stanger. It looks doubtful to me right now.
A likely result of such an admonishment is that people on campus become ultra-careful about who they invite to speak.
If we had recognized these villains’ hidden purposes a little earlier – if we had not let them turn their so-called expertise into a powerful Big Brother state of tyranny – we might have saved our democracy. Instead we let elites trade on their knowledge.
For both Dallas and 9/11, the feds produced a guilty party before they determined what happened. They said “Oswald” and “bin Laden” before they resolved basic questions about the crimes.
For three and a half months now, they have roared about their cage in astonishment, anger and fear, as they advocate and plot Trump’s removal, but overlook every electoral map they see filled with red states and red districts. It may be an impressive display of energy, but it does not help the party prepare for upcoming contests in 2018 and 2020.
Thus they will be shocked, shocked again when they see Trump stand up to accuse the FBI and other intelligence agencies of all kinds of nefarious activities, including leaks that brought down one of his top advisors. In the whirlwind of Trump’s anti-democratic moves and rhetoric, however, we ought to be alert to the times he throws off a few truthful sparks.
Washington’s elites damaged their credibility and prestige on the world stage long before Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin came along to try their hand at it.