Daily Archive: September 15, 2011


In Which The Parties Are Remarkably Consistent

So there’s this new Republican plan in Pennsylvania under which the state would assign its electoral votes to presidential candidates based on which congressional district is won by each (which, of course, is what...


Comment Rescue: True Rejections

A True Rejection is a scenario or a set of facts that — if it were true — would cause you to revise a conclusion that you have expressed. New commenter OhB1Knewbie understands: THIS...


Bachmann, Perry and HPV

Let me begin by dispensing with the easiest parts first. Michele Bachmann is an idiot. “I’m offended for all the little girls and parents that didn’t have a choice,” [Bachmann] said. (Actually, any parent...


Political Theodicy

About five years back, Matt Yglesias came up with a great little analogy called “The Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics“. It’s a pretty scathing criticism of the (primarily “neocon”) attitude that pretty much any geopolitical goal...

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