Political Stories That Surprised Me

In Alaska, a preview of the GOP’s future, editorial by Anne Applebaum

For whatever the reason, the hypocrisy at the heart of the party – and at the heart of American politics – is at its starkest in Alaska. For decades, Alaskans have lived off federal welfare. Taxpayers’ money subsidizes everything from Alaska’s roads and bridges to its myriad programs for Native Americans. Federal funding accounts for one-third of Alaskan jobs. Nevertheless, Alaskans love to think of themselves as the last frontiersmen, the inhabitants of a land “beyond the horizon of urban clutter, a state with no use for Washington and its wicked ways”…

7 of the 10 richest counties in the United States are in the Washington, DC area.

Mexico builds a wall on its southern border to keep out illegal immigrants from Guatemala

Green Fuels: Oil and Coal, editorial by Jonah Goldberg

Think Things are Bad Now? Wait Til 2012

Payback Time – Padded Pensions Add to New York’s Fiscal Woes

Europe’s Web of Debt (May 2010)

Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment, editorial by Todd Zywicki

Shin Soo Choo Wins Gold, avoids Korean military service

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