[Again a Happy New Year to all RR readers and its diligent band of commenters of all political shades who do their dharma battles on these pages. This year promises to be even more exciting than 2016 – who knew that Trump would win? - if one can conceive that possibility. Last New Year’s day I opened a new sandbox with these words.
Happy New Year! to all RR readers. This year will turn out more exciting and surprising than any of us can anticipate. From the socialists' perspective, they are at the cusp of a victory from which they can deal a deathblow to American capitalism and institute their new economic order as part of the country's fundamental transformation that Obama promised and has already launched. We conservatarians also see this as a cusp year, but given the disarray of the Republicans, it will be one from which a 2016 Democrat defeat will deliver little besides delaying the day of reckoning between collectivism and open markets capitalism. So I thought it would be appropriate to start the year with a fresh sandbox. gjr]