Voter I.D. debate mostly overblown energy waster

No, voter fraud isn’t a plague washing over the land, but requiring voters to show identification won’t disenfranchise hordes of people, either. A Pennsylvania judge this week put that state’s ID requirement on ice for the time being. That isn’t likely to calm down political operatives overwrought about something both sides are prone to exaggerate. Continue reading»

Like Frankenstein, or Lazarus, Simpson-Bowles lives again

Against all odds, the report by the president’s bipartisan commission on debt reform — the one Barack Obama dismissed and ignored last year — may end up coming back and saving the day. For that to happen, however, a lot of people are going to have to willingly rewrite history, even as they ignore loud, screaming special interests. Continue reading»