“You wouldn’t know it some days, but there are moderates in this country — moderate conservatives, moderate liberals, just plain moderates,” New York Times columnist David Brooks writes.
“We sympathize with a lot of the things that President Obama is trying to do. We like his investments in education and energy innovation. We support health care reform that expands coverage while reducing costs,” Mr. Brooks said.
“But the Obama budget is more than just the sum of its parts. There is, entailed in it, a promiscuous unwillingness to set priorities and accept trade-offs. There is evidence of a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor — caught up in the self-flattering belief that history has called upon it to solve all problems at once.
“So programs are piled on top of