Author: Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a freelance journalist and blogger. He considers Bob Dylan and Walter Sobchak to be the two great Jewish thinkers of our time; he thinks Kafka was half-right when he said there was hope, "but not for us"; and he can be reached through the twitter via @eliasisquith or via email. The opinions he expresses on the blog and throughout the interwebs are exclusively his own.
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We’re Still Doomed

The latest developments in the latest shutdown crisis do not portend well for those who are into the whole operational government thing.

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We’re Doomed

A crazy quote from a House Republican hints at the rocky way forward.

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Inequality and MLK

An insightful Bloomberg op-ed highlights the special relationship between Martin Luther King and organized labor.

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On Syria

Wise words from a nerd on Syria, chemical weapons, and Western intervention.

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Poverty: Giving a Damn

It’s just awful hard for me to take the technocratically-minded conservative arguments especially seriously when it’s so evident that many conservatives — high-up ones, not just low-level activists — really don’t give a damn about poverty.

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A New Kind of Grand Bargain

Alex Pareene noticed this, too, but something I wanted to highlight is the fact that the president’s calling his new proposal — a cut to corporate tax rates in exchange for using the freed-up money...

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Silicon Stupid

An instant classic in the field of so-bad-it’s-good.

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What Mitt Romney Meant

A new Economist piece sheds light on whether or not Romney’s 2012 rhetoric was as plastic as it seemed.

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The Sequester: Still a Thing

The most obvious and lasting results of the sequester are being felt by those who need the government most, and influence it the least.

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The Inequality President

Reading the interview, you get the impression of a guy already trying to define the way his presidency is interpreted and his immediate post-presidency is understood.

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