1. The Supreme Court’s decision lifting the ban on corporate spending in elections. Those who equate corporations with individuals when it comes to free speech remind me of Second Amendment absolutists who see no harm in allowing some redneck to stock up on Uzis. The disconnect with reality boggles the mind.
Fact: Corporations spend millions on 30-second ads without blinking. If I saved every paycheck I might be able to afford 10 seconds on public access TV. How is that fair? There’s only one reason corporations spend money on elections — to make more money. That’s what they do. I don’t believe corporations are inherently evil, though I’m not naive enough to think they always act in the public interest.
2. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to prosecute 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in federal court. KSM is undeserving of the rights guaranteed American citizens, and hard-earned intelligence shouldn’t be risked in favor of misplaced idealism. There are other (humane) ways to prosecute this monster.