The NYT offers a solution to the drug problem in the U.S. but it is out of fantasy land: “The federal government needs to do more to slow the flow of money and guns that finance and arm the cartels in Mexico and Central America. There is little hope of ever defeating the traffickers abroad if the government isn’t doing enough to reduce demand at home.”
Now that is punditry as if reality doesn’t matter at all.
It brings to mind a thought by Benjamin Tucker: “Some people don’t know why the thousands of officeholders who are pulling away at the public teats are getting fat while the people are getting poorer…. It is very unfortunate that such people are entrusted with the editing of newspapers.”