The metrics of decline are stunning: exploding debt; the nation's first downgrade; stagnant jobs numbers, a drop in international competitiveness. Economist Michael Boskin runs the numbers and looks at a record of failure. Don't miss the 'Records set on Obama's Watch" sidebar.
Friedrich Hayek might call this the "road to serfdom," but it certainly marks a new stage in the wimpification/regimentation of childhood. In Fond du lac, they make the kids walk around in circles for 10 minutes, lest they have too much fun during recess. Not surprisingly, prison analogies are freely flowing... Read the story here.