- I sincerely hope that Newt Gingrich is not the Republican candidate for President in 2012. Charles Rowley and Mickey Kaus provide a few of the more salient reasons why.
- A flawed balanced budget amendment went down. I would consider a BBA to be, at best, an indirect method toward getting back on the right track. It is not, on its own, a great measure, especially given the way taxes and spending are de-coupled.
- Interesting question: will Josh Mandel run for Sherrod Brown’s Senate spot? Mandel has jumped through a few offices and would certainly make that an interesting race.
- Political Math: Occupy Wall Street should be Occupy Foreclosed Homes. Point 6 would never, happen, though: these are people who obviously have no ability to keep anything clean.