Category Archives: Politics

Readying the battlefield

Here’s an example of what your typical election analysis is going to be like over the next two years: Does Tuesday night’s GOP blowout presage anything for the presidential election that starts in earnest on Wednesday? The conventional answer is … Continue reading

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All the sad Democrats

Let us take a moment to wipe a tear from our eye and comfort all of the sad Democrats out there today. Naaaah. They wouldn’t give a shit if the situation were reversed. The next two years are going to … Continue reading

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Around the news

Deborah Lipstadt on past and current anti-Semitism: Best quote from the lecture? “Anti-Semitism is a vile form of hatred. It starts with the Jews, but it never stops there.” The political echo chamber: A Pew study shows that liberals are … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy that is Obamacare

How many times did the president insist that the ACA was the law of the land? That opponents should stop complaining and suck it up, because the law passed and the Supreme Court validated it? Well, on top of the … Continue reading

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Shorter John Dickerson: No fair digging up dirt on Dems

Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds linked to John Dickerson’s article on CBS News saying that Republicans should not be looking into the Clinton presidential years while discussing Hillary Clinton. We’re all very busy, so here’s a time-saver: Let’s all agree to not … Continue reading

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Friday makeup briefs

Not another word about the Koch Brothers: Liberals are outspending conservatives in the race to put money into super-PACs. By how much? Nearly three times. Oh my God, people, GET OVER IT: Americans still blame Bush for the lousy economy. … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

YOU can’t come to MY party: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Everyone is invited to the new Iranian president’s inauguration except for the U.S. and, of course, the “Zionist entity”. That’s okay. There’s not going to … Continue reading

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The end of privacy

Do you have a Gmail account? Facebook? Use the Google toolbar? Buy from Amazon? Join any online rewards clubs, like the ones from your pharmacy or credit cards? Then you have no online privacy. Facebook and Google track your every … Continue reading

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Sunday news roundup

The word of the day is “irrelevant”: Pay no attention to the Obama administration follies. Your questions about where Obama was on the night of the embassy siege is irrelevant. Your questions about whether or not it was illegal for … Continue reading

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Thursday, briefly

Gee, you think they might have been lying all along? So much for the “we had to use keywords because we were flooded with applications” excuse. The scrutiny began, however, in March 2010, before an uptick could have been observed, … Continue reading

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The NEW New Journolist spin

Out: There were so many new applications for tax exemption, the IRS had to choose keywords to sort out the riff-raff. In: The IRS peons were incompetent, but management put a stop to that as soon as they found out. … Continue reading

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The New JournoList spin on the IRS

That’s funny. Two different articles, one in Mother Jones, one in the WaPo, yet they’re running the exact same explanation as to why the IRS targeted conservative groups filing for tax exemptions. From Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog: The context for all … Continue reading

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The unbiased media circles the wagons

The IRS targeted groups for their political ideology when deciding whether or not to give them tax-exempt status. The New York Times barely covered the story when it broke, downplaying it as an apology for a few lower-down echelons in … Continue reading

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Thundersnow briefs

Ding-dong: Hugo Chavez is dead. Unfortunately, the damage he’s done to Venezuela will live on. However–Iran has to find a new partner in crime there. Meantime, his apologists are so, so sad today. Awww. Sucks to be them. Also, great … Continue reading

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Friday briefs

Watch for the demonization of the Rethuglican(c): Marco Rubio told the world that of course Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Because Israel has declared it so. And he also said that Iran, not Israel, is the greatest threat to Middle East … Continue reading

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