Don't Expect Much Debate Over Entitlements, France To Ban Homework, Cuba Makes It (a Little) Easier To Leave: P.M. Links
Mitt and Barry will likely chatter about the "fiscal cliff" tonight, but you're unlikely to hear much discussion about entitlements, which consumed $2.2 trillion of this year's $3.7 trillion federal budget, and are poised to swallow the whole works.
- Gary Johnson received the highest grade — a B — of any presidential candidate from the Secular Coalition. It's not total consciousness, but he's got that going for him, which is nice.
- France may ban school homework, because it's "unfair" that some kids get more help at home than others. Paging Harrison Bergeron …
- Cuba will eliminate requirements for exit visas, though it still maintains some restrictions, including tight controls on trained and educated people who might actually do well elsewhere.
- In Canada, some political speech now falls under the punishable "bullying" umbrella, including advocacy against abortions.
- Sanctions against Iran have reduced oil exports by one-third, which should make them compliant and reasonable any day now.
- Call it, "Away From Home Alone": More kids are migrating to the U.S. unaccompanied by adults to escape violence in Central America.
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