Thursday Short Cuts

Publius · May 19, 2016

Insight: “Economic control is not merely control of a sector of human life that can be separated from the rest; it is the control of the means for all our ends.” —Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

Upright: “[Trump’s SCOTUS candidates] are quite sterling. … [T]hey are conservative and they are relatively young — so this is a future-looking list. The only caveat is … where Trump said his nominee will ‘most likely be from this list.’ Not ‘going to be,’ but ‘will most likely be.’ How do you interpret that? I don’t know. He always leaves himself wiggle room, he says he likes to have leverage. He keeps the leverage but he kindles a little bit of doubt.” —Charles Krauthammer

The BIG lie: “[The bathroom wars] is a confrontation that Republicans have sought out rather cynically, because they are seeking a political advantage. … They’d rather just cynically try to appeal to people’s fears in order to try and gin up political support for their campaigns.” —Josh Earnest

Keep dreaming: “We’re allowing a radical right-wing Republican Party to capture the majority of the votes of the working class in this country. I come from the working class of this country.” —Bernie Sanders

No wonder conservatives don’t trust GOP “leadership”: “I don’t anticipate a draft, but if you’re talking about registering for the Selective Service system, I think since women are serving in the military, they should be eligible to be in Selective Service themselves. … I personally think it would be appropriate for them to register just like men do.” —Mitch McConnell (“[T]he man who dodged the draft is willing to send American daughters off the war against their will.” —Erick Erickson)

And last… “5-yr-old suspended for clear toy ‘gun’ that blows soap bubbles. Would’ve gotten White House invite if were a faux bomb clock.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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