Daily Archive: June 17, 2011


Labour and the American Middle Class

I’ve been pondering Erik’s post on the difference between pity-charity liberalism and bottom-up liberalism, and I think he’s hit upon a key distinction between traditional liberals and liberaltarianism, and it’s a difference that will...


When did the American political system jump the shark?

That’s the question Andrew Sullivan’s asking his readers in response to an E.J. Dionne article in which the Washington Post columnist says Weinergate was, for him, the point of no return, when he realized our...


Weekend Jukebox and Open Thread

This is my favorite Saturday song. I prefer songs about Saturday to songs about other days of the week, that Cure song notwithstanding. Consider this an open thread. It’s even got it in the...