Scientists tell us a virus can survive in a seemingly dormant state for years only to spring forth like a big herpes blister on a big date.
In the same way, do not think that the socialist virus has been eradicated. Sure, voters nationwide (except for the West Coast) refudiated "too big to fail" Big Government nanny statism. Even Comrade John Nichols tells us that even Barack Obama is no socialist (although he just might be Keynesian) and John should know.
So, might the University of Wisconsin be teaching Adam Smith? Milton Friedman? Freidrich Hayek? Bill Buckley?
Not at the Wisconsin taxpayer-supported Havens Center. This cynosure of the UW Sociology Department has carefully preserved several vials of Pure Unadulterated Socialism and may be weaponizing its stockpile as we speak.
We missed the Havens Center's recent offering, Towards an Understanding of the Cuban Revolution. But a year-long program, "Socialism for the 21st Century" is assaulting impressionable Hopey Changey kind of minds with hopes of the Restoration.
The Blaska Policy Research Center and Experimental Work Farm intends to imbed itself in this week's seminar: "What is Eco-Socialism?" although we have the feeling that The Kathleen and Brett Hulsey have been practicing it for years.
If the Stately Manor goes dark over the holidays, you'll know that its Squire has been taken to the intellectual gulag.
Have you been molested by the TSA?
The Thomas More Law Center, based in Michigan, is asking any American who either was forced to submit to a full body scan or was assaulted by TSA agents during an "enhanced pat down" to email the Law Center about the incident.
"We believe that the enhanced pat-downs are a violation of the 4th Amendment and an unnecessary invasion of privacy," said Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center. "We understand that there is a need for national security. It's important for the government to protect the public; however, these enhanced pat-downs don't increase public security. Instead, the TSA, which currently considers every American as a suspected terrorist, should focus their attention on appropriate profiling and intelligence analysis." [Thanks Cousin Jeff for the tip.]
Email your TSA story to the Law Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: "TSA Complaint."