Category: Politics

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.

Why Is It So Hard to Call Giuliani Crazy?

Alexandra Jaffe has a bizarre and needlessly exculpatory way of reporting the news around former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments about the president. Washington (CNN)- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments that he doesn’t think President…

Americans Know Who to Blame

No surprise here. Most Americans think the Republicans who run Congress will be to blame if Congress doesn’t fund the Department of Homeland Security: Republicans in Congress would shoulder the blame for a shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security…

Imaginary Problems Work for the GOP

Jamelle Bouie has a new piece at Slate that looks at the Republicans’ solutions to largely imaginary problems. He focuses on three major examples: voter impersonation fraud, unsafe abortion clinics, and drug-addicted people getting public assistance. Interestingly, all three examples…

The President Lied, People Got Married

I am not even the slightest bit surprised to learn from David Axelrod that candidate Barack Obama dissembled about his reluctance to acknowledge same-sex marriages. I suppose some people will hold this against him not because they agree or disagree…

The Serengeti Strategy

On January 10, 2010, Michael Mann posted an important op-ed piece in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Serengeti strategy: How special interests try to intimidate scientists, and how best to fight back. He focused on the specific attempts…