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Today I talked to my cousin Brent, a no-nonsense former Marine with a generally conservative perspective. We had a spirited political discussion, where we both tossed out some unconventional ideas. I told him I’d post one of them on the blog and send him your reactions, so please react.
Brent thinks that anyone on welfare who wants to keep getting a welfare check should have to consent to a drug test, and random future drug tests. He is confident the cost savings would pay for the testing several times over. It would reduce drug use in the ghettos and keep some tax payer dollars from going to drug dealers.
Most of the results were in. With all but a few House and Senate seats nailed down, my attention turned to collecting the scattered results of all the ballot measures I was following this year. By and large, it’s your standard culture war stuff: abortion, affirmative action, gay marriage. Read more…