Category Archives: Politics

The conservative policy of pettiness

Whenever I go against my better judgment and watch a clip from Glenn Beck’s show, the end result is usually not much more than a severe headache and a wrist sore from constant fist shaking. But his recent unintentionally hilarious … Continue reading

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Is there a serious case for Columbus Day?

“They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They would make fine servants. With 50 men we could subjugate them … Continue reading

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Liberals to Moore: 'Thanks, but we got this'

Walking into the theater to see Michael Moore’s latest effort, Capitalism: A Love Story, I passed a sole protester on the sidewalk carrying a sign saying “Capitalism is Killing Us”. After I left the movie, the protester – or I … Continue reading

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What's the matter with Texas?

Talking Points Memo is on the case.  Once again, they’re doggedly pursuing a story virtually ignored everywhere else (except True Slant’s Kate Klonick!) : the Texas State Board of Education’s hearing on textbook standards.  Now, I realize simply reading that … Continue reading

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The scourge of sensible centrism

[Above: The Three Wise Men and One Wise Woman: David Brooks, Richard Cohen, David Broder, Cokie Roberts] Astute observers of the D.C. scene have long been aware of a bizarre, though remarkably common, fetish shared by a number of its … Continue reading

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All-caps corpse dancers descend on Ted Kennedy

Now, I’m not one to abide by the maxim, “Speak no ill of the dead”.  It’s a poor and dishonest tribute to pretend that someone you despised in life was a saint in death.  The glowing coverage of Nixon and … Continue reading

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A poster speaks a thousand words

Beware the Islamacommunazi peaceniks. They’ll get you every time.  [via]

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