Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. — Voltaire
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies. — Edgar Watson Howe
I think Juan Cole is way too hopeful. I don’t know that Egypt can’t turn too Islamic for our (undeserved) good. I don’t think it’s likely they wood, but I don’t think it’s at all certain they can’t.
So, when Republicans make fiscally irresponsible tax cuts, the rationale is increased revenues from economic growth prevent or make up the shortfall. When a punk economy is supposedly recovering with anticipated increased revenues to follow, they slash services, benefits, etc. Make sense? Of course not. Hello, Big Media! Any of you smart enough or willing to connect the dots, or you all too busy water-carrying?