. . . Aren?t all bad, as U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick demonstrates in this good op-ed in the Business Journal making the case for personal retirement accounts as part of Social Security reform.

I?m reminded of the fact that Rep. Myrick, previously the mayor of Charlotte, was an honoree at a John Locke Foundation anniversary banquet a few years ago. To find out which public official will get our coveted James K. Polk award for public service this year, you?ll want to sign up for JLF?s 15th Anniversary Celebration, coming up on March 11.