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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Elections have consequences

From the almost always screamingly wonderful blog of John Taplin:

Elections Have Consequences

March 19, 2009 · 39 Comments

At the Pentagon.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that, over two years, he would all but eliminate an unpopular practice that has prevented tens of thousands of active-duty soldiers and reservists from leaving military service on time if they were scheduled to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan.

At the Justice Department.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday outlined a shift in the enforcement of federal drug laws, saying the administration would effectively end the Bush administration’s frequent raids on distributors of medical marijuana.

In Congress.

The House voted Wednesday to approve the largest expansion of government-sponsored service programs since President John F. Kennedy first called for the creation of a national community service corps in 1963.

Before you give yourself a heart attack over the AIG mess, take a deep breath and know that Obama’s election in November really mattered.

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