The Thursday wrap
Attorney General Eric Holder, pursuing criminal investigations of financial institutions, says no company is “too big to jail.” We would remind Mr. Holder that neither are attorneys general — found in contempt of Congress and repeatedly flouting the rule of law. ... Fairfax, Va., is proposing an ordinance that would limit “group assembly” at private homes to 49 people a day and not to take place more than three times in any 40-day period. Can you say “lawsuit,” class. Whatever happened to “the right of the people peaceably to assemble”? ... Not to be outdone in the Department of Government Pecans is Minnesota state Sen. John Hoffman. The Democrat (of course) has introduced a bill to change the name of “Asian carp” to “invasive carp.” Why? Mr. Hoffman says referring to the fish as “Asian” is hurtful to some people. Hold on to your Chinese checkers, everybody, and don't you dare think about planting a European mountain ash. ... Even some liberals are assailing a plan proposed by Seattle Mayor Don Murray to mandate a minimum wage of $15 an hour. One of them, Slate business writer Jordan Weissman, says such a wage floor could have the unintended consequence of forcing businesses to flee the city. Which, of course, would kill jobs and, of course, damage Seattle's economy and, oh, yes, hurt minority workers the most. Other than that, it's a great idea, Mr. Mayor. Ahem. Command economics is so, so, so, what's the word we're searching for? Ah, yes, “progressive.”
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