Category: Politics

This Is Who They Are

Well, when you put it that way: The Confederates launched a surprise attack, under cover of darkness. It was 8:30 Wednesday night, and the House was plodding toward its 20th hour of debate on a little-watched appropriations bill, when Rep.…

Wandering in Traffic

Ed wrote the following in a specific and limited context, but it really applies to more than just Iowa and one Supreme Court Justice: Most likely Iowa Caucus-goers don’t have law degrees, and certainly have no way of appreciating how…

GOP to Women: You Get Nothing

You probably know this, but I completely lost my patience with conservatives during the first term of Obama’s presidency, and I no longer have even a little tolerance for articles like this. What bothers me about it is the simple…

The Popular Vote is a Bad Idea

Ryan Cooper makes a good argument against the Electoral College, but I’m not convinced. Do you want to know what the best argument is against a national popular vote? It’s this guy: Imagine that guy in every county in every…

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…