Offers one of the wags with whom we regularly converse: “How can people get to polling places if they cannot get to an ID center or driver's license office to get a picture ID? Oh, I forgot, Democrats will gladly drive them to the polls but have no interest in driving them to get an ID.” Ouch. ... State Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, an ardent critic of voter ID, visited the Trib last week. We asked him to produce a photo ID to get in. Yukety-yuk-yuk-yuk. ... The Los Angeles Times reported that the 85 richest people on Earth own nearly half of all global wealth. Sorry but no. As it was forced to later concede, the globe's 85 richest people own about 0.7 percent of the world's wealth. Whoopsieday. ... Lots of pols of varied stripes are boasting that the new federal budget deal increases funding for Head Start by $1 billion. Given that the program's cognitive benefits are, as one scholar recounts repeated studies, “feeble and transitory,” this nation's federal baby-sitting service just got a whole lot more expensive. ... Democrat gubernatorial hopeful John Hanger is promising to create 65,000 jobs by, in part, quadrupling wind power in Pennsylvania. Maybe he'll use all the birds killed by all those wind turbines to feed the poor, too. ... Democrat Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says Republican opponent Greg Abbott “hasn't walked a day in my shoes.” Mr. Abbott has been a paraplegic for nearly three decades. Ms. Davis obviously graduated from the Joe Biden School of Placing Foot in Mouth.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- The medical device tax: An abject failure
- The Thursday wrap
- Your right to know: Those racy emails
- What day is it? It’s Constitution Day
- Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
- Drilling laws: Your rights
- Connellsville’s clash over authority: Work it out
- An independent Scotland? Think again
- The Box