One of the talk-radio stations here in Rockford bills itself as “All Local. All Day.” It is an interesting slogan, in light of increasing reports of the impending failure of local media; it would be even more interesting if it (or a version of it) were not used by hundreds of other talk-radio stations across the United States.
Both the Bush and Obama administrations decided they would not let the bankrupt go bankrupt. Natural forces, if allowed to work, would quickly put the weak to sleep, leaving stronger firms to pick up the business. The problem with the decision to intervene is that, once made, there is no reasonable way of stopping.
When Popcorn Sutton died in mid-March at the age of 62, the national press ran obituaries. Though he was just an old moonshiner who’d plied his trade for half a century and done nothing else of consequence, a whole bunch of folks in Tennessee and North Carolina grieved more than they would have over the death of a military hero, movie star, or ex-president.
Thomas Fleming on whether Christians may oppose immigration, Peter Brimelow on the economic impact of immigration (legal and illegal), Roger D. McGrath on the once-Golden State of California, John C. Seiler, Jr., on the Golden State today, and Edwin S. Rubenstein on the burden of mandated multilingualism. Plus William J. Quirk on our modern “bucket shops.”