Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
You can't blame everything bad that happens on right-wing policymaking—but you can usually count on it to make a bad situation worse. Conservatives didn't bring on the swine flu outbreak, any more than they caused Hurricane Katrina. But in both cases, they've made the federal government less equipped to respond to these disasters with possibly life-saving emergency services.