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July 23, 2012 3:44 PM The Cops Who Never Stop Crime

By Ed Kilgore

At TAP, Harold Meyerson reaches back into the oeuvre of Laurel and Hardy to come up with a marvelous analogy for the many authority figures in and out of government these days who can document misdeeds as they are happening, but never seem to do anything about it. I would supply quotes from the piece, but to make full sense of it I’d have to quote it all. Just go read it.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • c u n d gulag on July 23, 2012 3:57 PM:

    And our MSM is full of Tiny Sandford's.

    Watching the wanton destruction, and writing both sides of it - as if the destruction started, and has continued, with no one responsible, and everyone to blame.

  • Josef K on July 23, 2012 4:24 PM:

    I keep wondering "is this going to be the tripping point?" There are reports that LIBOR-related arrests are going to happen this week sometime, so maybe something will come of that.

    Or maybe not and the downward spiral will continue. I'm not sure which possibility I'm more scared of.