Andrew Biggs, a former Cato staffer who thinks that Social Security needs to move to individual accounts has been nominated for an important policy post in the SS Administration. That has liberals all hot and bothered. They want his nomination crushed because his ideas are a “threat” to SS. You can read about this battle here.

Since no one can unilaterally make any changes in the crumbling SS system, the talk about how Biggs is a threat is awfully lame. What’s really going on, of course, is — dare I say it? — an attack on diversity. Diversity of thought, that is. According to the Left, everyone with anything to do with government programs must be a zealous supporter.