Like tea party activists and some of their fellow conservatives, Congress' reckless inattention to the deficit makes me concerned for my children's future. It's not because Congress is spending too much; no, it's investing far too little.
It shouldn't matter whether breast enhancement for GID patients is a "core" medical necessity. What ought to matter is that a human being is suffering and the medical establishment has the technology and resources to help.
The financial reform bill passed by the Senate last week is more notable for what it has left undone. There's a reason a longtime investment banker said of his colleagues' reaction to the new bill was a sigh of relief.
Those same Democrats expressing outrage at Paul's criticism of the Civil Rights Act have no problem accepting a deregulated labor market that lets employers fire and discriminate against you for all sorts of preposterous reasons.