Why Photo Social Security Cards Are a Stupid, Dangerous Idea
The issue of voting rights is beginning to gain some suction with the mainstream media, a trend that should be encouraged. One idea that should not be encouraged is former President Bill Clinton's suggestion that Social Security cards should have a photo option, in order to defang voter I.D. laws that address a nonexistent problem, and which have disproportionate impact on minorities. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the concept at Friday's daily briefing, and his answer demonstrates why Clinton's idea isn't just wrong, it is dangerous.