Is the use of a Piccadilly Circus elephant to pull cars from the tornado wreckage in Joplin, Missouri, a welcome dose of levity amid so much tragedy? (“I haven’t smiled like this in a long time,” says a little girl in a local news report.) Or is it a depressing symbol of how terrible the country is at cleaning up after natural disasters? Don’t worry about those relief funds, Congress, they have an elephant!
“I. The decision to accelerate the Census schedule was not made by the Census Bureau.
II. The accelerated schedule increases the risks to obtaining a complete and accurate 2020 Census.”
(This is what a politicized census looks like.)