Enfield’s bans “aggressive panhandling,” Albuquerque gives out jobs

The Courant reported this week that the town of Enfield has passed a law to ban “aggressive panhandling.” Meanwhile, Albuquerque is giving panhandlers jobs. C’mon, Enfield. Criminalizing poverty never works. Ever. And thanks, Kimberley, for the link.

Tales from “Tales of a Real American Liberal”

John Sheirer sent me his new book, “Tales of a Real American Liberal,” and I have to say I enjoyed it immensely. Rock-ribbed without being strident, “Tales” started as postings on Facebook, and then became a real, live book by someone who’s put some thought into his politics. I especially like the chapter that explores …