Category Asides

Health Care Distractions, Round Two: Supreme Court Openings

Apologies for this week’s abbreviated posting schedule. Moving is hard, but apparently, for TimeWarner Cable, flipping one goddamn switch is even harder. During last year’s election, we predicted that the next President would have between two and three Supreme Court appointments, in fairly quick succession: Souter, who was just waiting for a Democratic President to […]

Speaking from the Dead: Sarah Palin’s Latest Rhetorical Flourishes Prove Her Departure Was the Right Move

Regardless of whether or not she is a creationist, Sarah Palin sure argues like one. She starts by assuming her conclusion, and then works backwards, conjuring lies to buttress arguments that, even if true, wouldn’t prove her point. Consider her latest public appearance, on Facebook of all places, where she made this “point”: And who […]

Do not be alarmed! We’re testi…

Do not be alarmed! We’re testing integrating a twitter microblog sort of thing into the main site. Some problems in the sidebar for now.

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Bailout bill passes Senate, go…

Bailout bill passes Senate, goes to compromise: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/10/stimulus.next/index.html

Obama Delivers

On his first two days, President Barack Obama ordered the closure of Guantanamo Bay, halted sham trials at said military base pending a reevaluation of the detainees’ actual danger, and began high-level review of the case of Al Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, who Bush claimed he could detain indefinitely without charges. And, continuing a regulatory game […]

Inauguration

I can count the remaining days of the Bush Administration on one hand. How does that feel? I’m excited, enough so to risk life and limb to brave the mob scene of the inauguration. Yes, I’ll be there when Barack Obama takes office. No, I don’t have a ticket – who does? But on January […]