At some point, I realized that I’m a pretty dedicated urbanist. My natural aesthetic preference is for people to live in cities, so my natural reaction to arguments about the USPS should be opposed to universal delivery. What difference does it make to me if people in rural places can’t get mail (easily)? Frankly, universal flat rate service to the hinterlands serves only to encourage people to keep living in the hinterlands. I don’t want that, as a matter of aesthetics, so why should I want government policy that encourages it?
Cuz I know this guy actually means this:
The Olympics actually don’t present a dilemma, at all, to most liberals, or at least, to this liberal. Yes, it can be annoying when people start chanting “USA! USA!” in settings other than international competition, or the shooting in the eye and jettisoning as chum of Osama bin Laden, but apparently, people do this from time to time.