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Monday Round-Up

Good morning!

A few bits of thought for the day:

Activist government, and why we need it. A great example to break our current anti-regulation drive from Brooklynbadboy via DialyKos.

The stories of the fire have been told repeatedly over the years. I won’t repeat them. But it seems the lesson of them is increasingly being lost on its beneficiaries, especially those who have public responsibilities. When disaster struck, the people who created regulations and safety precautions knew that fires would continue to occur. There is no way they could legislate the prohibition of fire any more than they could ban the wind. But they did understand something important: all too often, the good is often discarded in favor of the profitable and the government has a role to play in curbing it.


ActBlue is just shy of $185,000 for use in recalling vulnerable Republicans in Wisconsin.


The Guardian brings us some rather blunt words from the banking industry’s mouth, directly:

"The price of this financial crisis is being borne by people who absolutely did not cause it," he said. "Now is the period when the cost is being paid, I’m surprised that the degree of public anger has not been greater than it has."


Lastly, more evidence that John McCain is pulling a Regan on us and quietly losing his mind. To think I was once a tenuous supporter of the poor guy.


Happy Monday!