William Katz:  Urgent Agenda

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SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – AT 11:14 P.M. ET:

VOTER FRAUD – We are assured by our Democratic friends that there is no problem with voter fraud in America.  Indeed, they tell us that the real problem is with obstructions to voting – like having to prove that you are who you say you are, and that you live where you say you live.  What a burden.  Now we see that there's a major investigation in Hamilton County, Ohio, where one woman is believed to have voted six times last November, and others are also being investigated for over-eagerness toward the electoral process.  It hasn't yet reached the level of Chicago, where the dearly departed vote regularly without even leaving their residence, but it may get there.  Yes, there's a problem with voter fraud.

IMAGINE IF HE WERE A REPUBLICAN – A Colorado legislator has apologized for saying that some women are so afraid of sexual assault that, if they're allowed to carry guns, they may start shooting wildly.  He said,  “It’s why we have call boxes; it’s why we have safe zones; it’s why we have the whistles — because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop a round at somebody."  So he's apologized, and the matter has been glossed over by the media.  But if a Republican had said that..?  It would be a story for days, weeks, months.  Again, that double standard.

GONE – The Louisville Courier-Journal, once a great paper and now struggling, has fired its only conservative columnist, John David Dyche, for having the unmitigated gall to suggest that the paper has lurched too far to the left, and that a more balanced approach would bring back readers who have left.  Dyche wrote a column to that effect, which the once-courageous paper refused to print, and then said its good-byes to him.  The self-destructiveness of the media is something to behold.  Many of its captains today believe that their job is not to report the news, but to act as "change agents."  A number of readers, and viewers, do not agree.

GET INSURANCE – Some physicists now say that a sub-atomic particle discovered last year has characteristics that might spell ultimate doom for our universe.  The end will occur, these wise researchers say, many tens of billions of years from now.  One such prediction was made by Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.  But, as an Illinoisan, Lykken certainly understands that even after the universe ends he'll still get a state tax increase. 

February 19,  2013