Lewis McCrary comments on the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial, and suggests that though Washington D.C. has inclined towards increasingly elaborate tour-bus-friendly mega-memorials, there are more modest and meaningful ways to celebrate the figures who shaped our nation.
Rock group R.E.M. hung up their hats this past summer, but that moment came far too late, A.G. Gancarski argues. Nevertheless, before their decline, they changed the face of Southern Rock.
Daniel Larison has another bone to pick with Paul Ryan: Ryan talks a good game, he says, but isn’t living up to his own words about opposing crony capitalism.
I suppose this would be a bad time to point out that the TARP that Ryan supported is a classic example of “a system based on political influence” that rewards failed companies and successful companies without regard to merit or outcome.