Monthly Archive: July 2009


Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Update.  I’m moving this to the front page for a bit because I think people should check it out.  It’s good for a laugh, and what with all this madness surrounding the cops picking...


Thursday Morning Jukebox

I know, it breaks from the Friday Night mold a bit, but I am feeling particularly musical this morning, and not terribly political, and beyond that this leaves room for someone else to post...


Due Deference

[updated below] National Review’s obnoxious (and predictable) response to the mistaken arrest of a black Harvard professor has been to publish this truly remarkable post from Roger Clegg: Even if race played some role...


Is Divided Government More Responsive?

I’m not sure how well Freddie and I addressed the central question of our discussion last night, to wit, how to overcome the institutional problems in our representative democracy.  But the discussion about health...


a quote for now and then

“All these eager young Republicans having a stab at post-modern irony, yet finding themselves immersed in a realm of irony that they seem unable to comprehend, let alone master. Still, bless their collegiate socks...


On Safety Nets

“By treating any and all social safety nets as irreversible steps on the Road to Serfdom, we allow liberals and progressives to shape those policies in ways that are inefficient, ineffective, and overbroad –...


Bush’s Third Term

James Joyner explains how the Obama administration’s foreign policy has remained pretty much in-line with Bush’s second term:


Quote of the Day

Dave Schuler, who’s been on the Wyden-Bennett train for a long while: There is an impasse in healthcare reform today caused by the immovable object of Republicans who won’t stand for anything but propping...


Oh the humanity…

Thanks to Scott and the, uhm, “Pinstripe Posse” our top search terms for the last couple days have been Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman.  Sigh….



This one is Sullivan bait if anything ever was.


For Buster Bluth fans.

Remember that superpowers thread last week? Commenter Kyle thought “CTRL-Z for life would be kind of amazing.” Well, so did Tony Hale, better known as Buster from Arrested Development. He’s got a web series...


Harry Potter mini-review

Okay – I’m only going to comment briefly on the latest Harry Potter movie.  [spoiler alert]


A Realistic Health Care Alternative Going Nowhere

[N/B: See below for a significant update/clarification] One of the criticisms levied at the alternative health care proposals discussed by E.D. and I over the last few weeks has been that these proposals, which...



David Simon implores the New York Times and Washington Post to work together to save traditional journalism: On a specific date in the near future—let’s say September 1 for the sheer immediacy of it—both...