As a continuous lament on these pages, the country’s lack of technical talent is now reaching new lows. We hear that “On college campuses these days, the top nerds are getting a taste of what it's like to be star jocks. Companies big and small are going on school campuses to hire undergraduate tech majors, offering outstanding compensation packages and stock (more here). Meanwhile tens of thousands of PhDs holding degrees in latino studies and women’s public policy are on the dole, with more arriving daily. All of this is lost on the country’s liberal contingent.
Sex selective abortions are giving those feminists who understand things a bit of a problem. There’s a bill in the House that would prohibit such abortions done for the sole purpose of getting a kid with specified outside plumbing. It turns out that minority women are in the overwhelming majority who request such government sponsored genocide services. Since such killings are the most basic form of gender bias, what’s a dyed-in-wool leftwing feminist to do? Opposing the bill would be blatant hypocrisy, yet supporting it would deny the federal dole to clinics that do this kind of thing. And it didn’t help that someone made a video of a woman having a very understanding interview with a worker in one of those abortion clinics.
The descendants of Lenin’s “useful idiots” are still parroting the denial of government worker pensions as the main cause of fiscal failures of local jurisdictions in America. Now we hear that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has finally seen the brick wall after having gone splat against it in Chicago. As the WSJ reports, in Illinois “Many teachers don't pay a penny toward pensions but can retire at age 60 with an annuity equal to 65% of their final salary plus a 3% annual compounded cost-of-living increase. The state's pension bill, which has quadrupled in five years, consumes all $7 billion of additional revenue from last year's income and corporate tax hikes. Even so, the pension funds are projected to go bust in a decade.” So now that he has executive responsibility, the former Obama chief of staff is singing a different song titled “Illinois pensions are breaking my city.”