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We’re All Investors Now

Republicans used to call it tax and spend.  Now it’s mostly just spend.  Democrats call it investing.  For all the hope and change, things have stayed pretty much the same.

I drew this in 1992.  

President Don Rickles

President Rickles insulted members of his audience during last night’s state of the union speech.  He criticized the Supreme Court, while some justices sat directly in front of him, for its ruling in favor of free speech in the Citizens United v. FEC case. Here’s a link to the Washington Post with a video clip of the moment, including Alito’s response.  Here’s Jack Tapper at ABC giving a historian’s perspective.