Partisanship and Fear.
Carly vs the Demon Sheep, the Sequel, or: Second (or Third and Fourth) Republican Debate(s) Reactions
I think the same evil media forces anointing Carly! and blowing up her balloon have a sheaf of needles at the ready, but what matters infotainmentwise now (or all that matters, really) is that everyone is bored of Trump…
Criticizing Scott Walker for not having completed his college degree may or may not be elitist. Because something is elitist, however, doesn’t make it invalid. So is it valid? Will Truman considers…
James Hanley reacts to reports of an academic using a rather strong word about Republicans.
Democracy is a lonely business.
As if to prove that they want to give women as many reasons as possible not to vote for them, members of the Republican Strategy Committee explained their latest voter outreach plan last week.
Burt Likko fills in for Will Truman for this week’s aggregation of dozens of links to themed web randomness!
The Republicans’ hope for capturing the governorship of California in 2014. No, really.
Masses of people agreeing to vote for officials who want to go to war, continue using the death penalty, and tend to oppose programs that would support the poor all so those officials will do little more than pay lip service to the virtue of female chastity surely isn’t the ideal arrangement for a democracy.
I plowed through Double Down, which I recommend if you are one of the relative few who belong both to the set of people who like politics and the set of people who are not...
It might not look like it, but Democrats are losing the government shutdown debate. The closer Congress gets to a deal, the less space there’ll be to negotiate when the next budget crisis comes knocking.
If you’ve been listening to cable news, talk radio or your local Republican Congressman talk about our current government shutdown, chances are that much or all of what you’ve heard is a lie. Here is a list of the ten biggest whoppers being floated today.
No, the GOP won’t change because of losing an election. They will change when moderates and independents give a damn.
I want to elaborate on something Elias touches on in his recent Salon piece. Declaring the Republican Party paralyzed by their on strategy of obstructionist nihilism, Elias explains,
President Obama is looking to strike another deal, using the corporate tax rate as a bargaining chip, but is this really the way to get economic growth?
David Atkins confronts the aimlessness of Obama’s presidency and finds no one to blame but the President himself
Ezra Klein flags an interesting Gallup result showing rare uniformity in American public opinion. Turns out near everyone, Republicans included, thinks the GOP is intransigent. And they don’t like it: [Twenty-two] percent of Democrats, 17 percent...
The Republican National Committee released its long term assessment report yesterday. Called “Growth and Opportunity,” the document is intended to spell out the current state of the GOP (not good) and ideas on how...
Why does the GOP still act like it’s 1980?
I like to read Rod Dreher’s blog over at the American Conservative. A post from November 2012 on Conservatives and Black Folk and set off a rather lively discussion that basically devolved into a...