Category: Politics

The Legacy of Triangulation

No doubt, triangulation is a dirty word when used in progressives’ mouths. And I think it’s one of the more commonly misunderstood political words. For me, it’s a pretty simple term if you’re willing to use it as it was…

Better to Keep Your Mouth Shut

Here, I am just going to have to go with the old mainstay, “No shit, Sherlock.” President Bill Clinton on Wednesday conceded that over-incarceration in the United States stems in part from policies passed under his administration. Clinton signed into…

How Not to Apologize to a Woman

It’s been a long time since I worked in the corporate world so my experience is either dated or second hand. But the most consistent complaint I hear from women, whether it’s related to conference calls or meetings in the…

Dick Cheney and the Doomsayers

Nancy LeTourneau has a good piece up at the Washington Monthly on what extreme anti-Obama rhetoric is doing to our country, particularly when it is uttered by formerly respectable Republicans like Rudy Giuliani and Dick Cheney. Even the New York…

Murphy v. Grayson

The other Patrick Murphy is going to run for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat. He’ll make the announcement today and it won’t excite progressives, most of whom are probably hoping that a different Florida congressman, Alan Grayson, will challenge Murphy for…

“I have a grandson in eighth grade, and his knowledge about how to pass a bill is superior to what we’ve seen among the Republicans,” [Nancy “Smash”] Pelosi said.