An evergreen question.
Most loopholes exist because a law was written badly. The lawyers who find the loopholes are not in Congress, but working for the lobbyists. To prevent loopholes, you have to know how to write a law correctly. Training in the law is an aid to that. When members of Congress try to insert a loophole into a bill, it usually says something clever and subtle like "So-and-so is exempt from this law."
We say we value expertise, but we somehow think legal expertise is not needed in lawmaking. Too many Jimmy Stewart Everyman Goes to Washington movies, maybe.
Scientists and teachers ... sure. Although we have a couple of people with medical degrees in Congress and Statehouses right now, and they don't impress me. I'd rather see both groups populating the top posts in a lot of the agencies, where their expertise can be applied. Congress consults them when their expertise is needed. (Or it did until 2016.)
Obama was a professor of constitutional law at the nation's top law school. There's a teacher I'd be happy to see in the Senate again, though I don't think he's interested.
The word is also the NATO designation of the MIG-15. All MIGs are given a code name by NATO beginning with "F". The MIG-15 is the plane that caused so much havoc for the UN during the Korean War.
Thick slice obtuse with a side of "It's unpossible for the POTUS to be a moron." Remember W, Matty YG?
I still don't know who MY is. Or care.
I don't know who MD is either. But I do know that MIT once had Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers as commencement speakers (worst ever, according to my source). Apparently it is an obscure school that never got invited to the cool kids' parties.
Don't know anything about her except she has been going for the nothing-is-too-disgusting vote. Dunno how many of those are out there.
Both of them graduated from MIT.
Throwing a friend under the bus in hopes of appealing to someone who doesn't even like you is not just a shitty thing to do, it never works out and it certainly never makes anyone else think you are cool or want to hang around with you.
someone should staple this to James Carville's fat head.
I was friends with him in high school. Recently got together with a bunch of OTHER friends from high school and we just can't...fathom what he's become.
We were the weird kids! Sure, he was always a bit on the obnoxious fringe of our weirdness, was less into the social consciousness stuff, but we don't get how he got so idiotic. Only met his parents once or twice but they seemed cool, really wonder what they think of all of this.
But also, larger question: why IS Matt Yglesias? Meaning, why is he someone we talk about? Does he even have a job anymore really? Couldn't we all just stop talking about him?
Agreed. Republicans constantly lie and say that Democrats are the main culture warriors and centrists like Yglesias for some reason...believe them? They act as if "identity politics" are exclusively the province of the "radical" left, instead of the right's bread and butter.
same same. I think some jobs, like law or banking or big-name "journalism" (btw, Matty isn't a journalist, he's a columnist - two different things) really do change people. My brother went from architecture & art school to working in PR/Advertising and I literally can't stand to be in the same room with him anymore.
Lakoff has been saying that for a decade at least
So when he says "working class" he means White males. Got it.
I don't share my video at work, because the world has seen enough pasty white dudes in front of a screen.
Well then, they should be swayed by the arguments that sway the rest of us if they care enough.