Category Archives: politics

I Agree (Shudder) With Dick Armey

I never really thought this day would come, but I think the former House Majority Leader has a point here, as shown at Think Progress.  Apparently, Armey stood up at a luncheon yesterday and said Representative Tom Tancredo’s anti-immigration stance … Continue reading

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Petraeus for President?

I feel kind of meh about the prospect of Gen. David Petraeus as a potential presidential candidate. This isn’t because I don’t think he could be an effective candidate — an Eisenhower figure for our time — but because I … Continue reading

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Iraq commander: Will need troops past deadline

We knew this was coming, right?  U.S. northern Iraq commander: We’ll need troops up here past August – By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense. The idea that there’s going to be a clean break from Iraq, or even that … Continue reading

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Census reveals Michael Steele Less Popular than Ever

The economy being what it is, I hate to recommend staff cuts to anyone — but since Republicans have been so generous in their advice to Democrats lately, I guess I could offer this friendly suggestion: You should probably fire … Continue reading

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Cancel this season’s Stars on Ice tickets, honey.

Oh, I guess I wasn’t going anyway. Not unless they put puppets on ice. But here’s another reason: Think Progress » Skater Johnny Weir not invited to participate in Stars on Ice because he is ‘not family friendly.’.

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Sebelius to Insurers: Stop Hurting America

Remember when Jon Stewart went on “Crossfire” and asked the hosts to “Stop hurting America?” Remember how cathartic that was? Well, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius just had her Jon Stewart-on-Crossfire moment: Speaking at the annual policy … Continue reading

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The Cure for Jim Bunning

So, Senator Jim Bunning, R-Kentucky, has decided to go on a rampage of crazy. He’s blocking an extension to unemployment benefits. This has been a fairly uncontroversial extension that was expected to pass, having garnered that old magic feeling: bi-partisan … Continue reading

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The Paterson story we’ve all been waiting for sucks

You know that feeling you get when you ask for a pony for Christmas, and instead you get, say, one these? That’s a bit how I — and, I would guess, the chattering class of New York politicos — feel … Continue reading

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RIP John Murtha: American corruption at its finest

Rep. John Murtha, as of Saturday the longest serving House member from Pennsylvania, has died at age 77 from complications after gall bladder surgery. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania’s 12th District and had served in Congress since 1975. No one … Continue reading

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Learning the lessons of the 2000 election in 2010’s Massachusetts race

The Massachusetts Senate results have got me down. I’ll admit it. I hear statements like those from Barney Frank and Jim Webb, saying that health care reform is now dead, that this was a referendum Democrats can’t ignore, and I … Continue reading

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