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School’s out for 2.99 days

[10AM UPDATED TO INCLUDE SOME REALLY INTERESTING DETAILS ABOUT THE PEOPLE INVOLVED, AT THE BOTTOM] Recently one of my former professors wrote an opinion piece about how we should “give up on the Constitution.” I personally think that most of the … Continue reading

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Last Presidential Debate Live-Blog

Just to kick stuff off, this image is probably the best I could hope for:

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The State of Polling

I am officially throwing my hands in the air on this one. In 2008, Obama won Washington State by 18 points, and Ohio by 4. So you expect a roughly 7 point differential between those two states when looking at … Continue reading

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The Krauthammer story, put to rest

Charles Krauthammer wrote that the Obama administration was disrespectful to its allies because it returned a Churchill bust to the British: The whole point is to show appreciation for close allies, something the current president has conspicuously failed to do. … Continue reading

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Not racist, but related to race

Robert A. George, former Gingrich aide and now-pundit, weighed in on the controversy over the President’s Trayvon Martin speech. It’s all an interesting read, and it rightly points out that, but for 9 words, the entire thing is pitch perfect. … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

The Fox News propaganda machine is working full time to get Obama out of office, right down to the little details.  This image comes from the Fox News website this morning: I took the liberty of highlighting the relevant portion. … Continue reading

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A telling headline

Here’s how Fox News is covering the manufactured birth control “controversy”: Notice how Fox frames this the same way they would if Congress and the White House were in conflict.  But the Catholic Church, unlike Congress, is not a branch … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Word

As noted over at PYM favorite blog Balloon Juice, James Fallows has a neat little lesson in the failure of the mainstream media to accurately describe the actions of this Congress: Here is the headline in the online home page … Continue reading

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On the Plus Side, This is Good News for Monday Night Football

Beginning with last night’s game we will all be able to tune it at 830 PM without having to risk watching the excremental and seemingly inexorable tradition of  Hank Williams Jr singing an opening song.  MNF has long treated the football part … Continue reading

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The Texas Two Step

Texas has been plagued by a drought, and that drought has now resulted in some major wildfires.  Rick Perry has the solution and it goes something like this: Pray for rain Slash funding to the state agency that deals with … Continue reading

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He also taxes our stamps!

William Allen, at Big Peace, put up some rhetoric that, even for internet standards, is hyperbolic. His headline proclaims “President Obama Acting Like King George III.” Just a recap, here’s some of the things King George III did: He has … Continue reading

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Eisenhower, Nixon, Obama

A little while ago, PYM favorite Bruce Bartlett compared Barack Obama to Richard Nixon. The entire article, which argues that Obama was not the transformative president that his party’s base wanted to see, is worth reading. But I wanted to … Continue reading

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Grading Obama’s Presidency

Building on a David Frum column, Sean Patrick Hazlett sets out his three main reasons for his view that Pres. Obama has failed: President Obama’s National Security Policy Undermined American Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts President Obama’s Healthcare Policy Was Ill-Timed, Wasted Valuable … Continue reading

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Five, six, grab your crucifix

President Obama has picked Alan Kreuger for his Chariman of the Council of Economic Advisors. It’s a role that gets much less coverage than Treasury Secretary and Chairman of the Fed, and with some reason, but it’s a pretty important … Continue reading

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50-50 No More?

Yesterday, I wrote that America’s unequivocal contempt for the Republican Party and the Tea Party might not matter much. Conservative columnist Ramesh Ponnuru looks to the Bush era to see where we are today: The strategic insight of the Bush re-election campaign … Continue reading

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The Proper Attitude Toward Today’s Right Wing

Today’s Republicans make Hoover look positively visionary. Today’s Democrats bend over backwards to compromise with the Republicans. That would be fine, in normal times; but this is not a normal Republican Party, and these are not normal economic troubles. I … Continue reading

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Let Us Count The Ways

Tim Duy lists the reasons to be despondent about the state of our political system: The debt-ceiling has been proven to be a very effective weapon, simply because there exists a non-trivial contingent of Republicans willing to push the button, … Continue reading

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Picking A Fight With My Own Side

The central problem of current American governance is the Republicans’ treatment of politics as the continuation of psychology by other means, so that’s what we wind up talking about around here. In the current context, we are all Democrats by default. … Continue reading

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