The good news is that Senate Republicans most assuredly will block any nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be secretary of State over her complicity in the Benghazi scandal. The bad news, of course, is that President Obama's fallback choice is Sen. John Kerry. ... One of our resident economists, Don Boudreaux, takes Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla. (and, yes, of that Rooney family), to task for being a hypocrite for, out of one side of his mouth, opposing “subsidies or government intervention into markets” while, out of the other side, pleading for government intervention into sugar markets. Professor Boudreaux nails it for what it is — “Orwellian sophistry.” ... United Steelworkers union boss Leo Gerard, on MSNBC, warned that those who compromise are not “real Democrats.” And a while back, FrontPage Magazine reported that Mr. Gerard considers capitalism to be economic “inequality ... that leads to instability and violence.” This, from the same fella who once advocated street violence to promote Barack Obama's socialist vision. Ahem. ... The U.S. airline industry is praising the president for signing a law that excludes it from proposed European Union “carbon” fees. We'll see how that same industry reacts when U.S. “progressives” start pushing for their own domestic “carbon tax.”
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