I didn’t like Anthony Weiner, but his latest direct mail piece really struck a chord with me. It is – all at the same time – humble, insulting to New Yorkers and totally and completely correct. And although I’ve never endorsed a candidate before, today I’m endorsing Anthony Weiner for Mayor of New York City.
Go get ’em, Anthony!
Yes, I’m joking.
Photobombing Ted Cruz at the Heritage Foundation? All in a day’s work.
Now you can tweet, Facebook and capture #occupywallst. On the new iPhone 4S.
The original read “My mother is drowning in debt so I can earn a degree that offers NO FINANCIAL SECURITY.”
What’s interesting about many of these snapshot testimonials is that many of these young people appear surprised and angered by the fact that, yes, failure is one of many potential outcomes when you (or your mother) invest in a college degree. It’s not surprising. It’s not the fault of a conspiracy when your education fails to deliver skills that employers want. At worst, it’s brute luck.
I find the disconnect between willfully consuming the products of corporate greed and the desire to kill that greed very interesting. Photo edit by me, via Slate.
In truth, he’s pretty funny.
Penn was in town promoting his new book. Since he’s a Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, he dropped by for a quick interview. I’ve been a fan for a long time.