*President Obama throws a bone to his left, will give speech on gun control. This is like the left/right seating at SOTU, politics by optics. With a GOP controlled house, gun control initiatives are going nowhere.
*Can Our Nation Be Saved? By Walter Williams.
“The most important job for people who want to spare our nation from economic collapse is not that of persuading politicians to do the right thing but to convince our fellow Americans to respect the limits of our Constitution. In his speech to Virginia’s ratifying convention, James Madison said, “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.”
Short answer: nope.
RELATED: Uncle Sam’s Dangerous Deterioration, by Tom Blumer.
RELATED II: What Crisis? By Yuval Levin.
“We still have a chance to implement reforms that could do this without crushing austerity or terrible disruptions for seniors and other vulnerable Americans. That chance won’t last long, however, and it is profoundly irresponsible to just pretend we needn’t worry about it and can go back to the petty distractions of 1996, or (on the domestic front) 2006.”
*Paul Ryan is the man.