For John, BLUF: Daniel Patrick Moynihan was correct, back in the 1960s. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Captain Capitalism is a little cynical in his posting of this article from the Strib on the case of a missing two year old child.
Replacing Husbands With Government ChecksI would be for legalization of drugs except for the fact that we have large parts of our population that lack self-discipline and the soft skills needed to gain and hold jobs. If it is only a small percentage we can deal with it—after all, the poor will always be with us. However, as the number of such people grows we eventually run out of other people's money.
Actually, the father COULD be reached for comment, but he was in Chicago.
Regardless, this is what happens when the leftist dream is installed where women trade boring, reliable, employed husbands in for sexcapades with multiple losers and government checks.
The hard question is, how do you inspire the uninspired to do those kinds of things they have learned to avoid? Can it be taught in a semester or is it a lifetime thing? Is it reasonable to take away money when these people need that money to make it from week to week? Is the answer to require them to show up some place five days a week, until they develop a pattern of showing up and it is second nature? I have no answers, but neither, apparently, does the Federal Government.
Regards — Cliff