Here’s a beautiful matched set:
The first part of the set is Daniel Henninger’s truly brilliant article about the way in which President Kennedy’s 1962 executive order allowing federal workers to unionize “transformed the Democratic Party into a public-sector dependency.” Henninger thinks this dependency broke down yesterday in Massachusetts.
The second part of the set is the Supreme Court’s decision to break the back of McCain-Feingold, prompting this petulant outburst from President Obama:
“With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics,” Obama said.
“This ruling gives the special interests and their lobbyists even more power in Washington — while undermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support their preferred candidates.”