Morning Musings for Thursday, April 5, 2012

Snippets, tidbits and commentary on issues and current events I couldn’t pass up.

  • Looks like foreclosure wave, Part 2, will soon be affecting many more Americans.  The real estate firm, Zillow, reported, “more than one in four American homeowners were “under water” or owed more than their homes were worth in the fourth quarter of 2011. The crisis has wiped out some $7 trillion in U.S. household wealth.”  So where are the jobs for these 13 million Americans, who want to work, need to work, and can’t find jobs.
  • Now we have “deranged judges,” according to an article in Politico.  The President made inappropriate remarks about a standing case before the Supreme Court.  The Justice Dept. is presenting an Obamacare case before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas, and the Appellate Justice asks for clarification from Justice on their right to review law.  And that request, according to Toobin, makes the Court “deranged.”
  • (h/t to Real Clear Politics) This article from Gloria Borger, CNN political analyst, “Epic Failure by Washington Sets America Adrift” says it all.  She’s read my mind, and articulated better than I.  The entire point of my website, “Middle of the Road”.  Democrat and Republican moderates, who can work with each other and compromise to get legislation passed are an endanged species, while the strident, rabid partisanship of “no compromise” in Washington is increasing and the reason that we can’t get much-needed legislation passed.
  • This article from Real Clear Politics, by Michael Barone, Colleges Skimp on Science, Spend Big on Diversity, falls on the heels of another equally enlightening article from Eileen Toplansky, Musings of a College Instructor, published in American Thinker yesterday.  Two windows into the future of America’s educational system if we keep going down this path.

Coffee time!

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