Pretty much everyone on the tubes agrees: Ed Whelan crossed the line. Having tangled with him before, it does not surprise me. He has the anger of a fanatic and the rigidity of a Christianist. Oh, and yes, the man who gleefully outs pseudonymous bloggers and refuses to take a position on waterboarding runs the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
The U.S. is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?