Last month, I noted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's opposition to a federal rail project that would have doubled rail capacity under the Hudson River as well as provided tens of thousands of needed jobs to New Jerseyans. The project, which would have been the largest infrastructure investment in the country, was yet another victim of Christie's short-sighted fiscal "conservatism."
Laura Clawson has a fantastic post up at Daily Kos about the Democrats who lost in last week's elections but who still have a bright future in Democratic politics. Joe Sestak, in particular, strikes me as someone who still has legs:
Maybe I'm wrong to laugh at naked prejudice, but I found this Washington Timesop-ed to be completely hilarious:
The Hawkeye State's judicial elections rarely generate much controversy or interest, with most judges generally enjoying approval levels of around 75 percent. That changed with the high court's unanimous 2009 decision discovering a right to homosexual "marriage" in the state constitution—a view that would have shocked those who drafted the document long before homosexuality was the subject of polite conversation, let alone political debate.
This is something I've thought about more than once:
Lance Cpl. Jacob Adams was in 5th grade math class when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. His parents took him out of school early that day.
Adams, 20, is now serving in a Marine battalion battling Taliban gunmen, many of whom were also just kids on Sept. 11, 2001. He's part of a new generation of U.S. troops inheriting the wars spawned by the terror attacks.