17 Dec 2006

FDL Book Salon: Whistling Past Dixie

(Today we'll be discussing "Whistling Past Dixie" by Tom Schaller, who will be joining us in the comments– JH) It seems as if I've been thinking about southern politics all of my life. The truth is that since the founding, everyone who has ever been involved in American politics has

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23 Jun 2006

Privacy For The Common Good

Kos wrote an interesting post yesterday that deserves some further discussion. He offered his thoughts on Hillary Clinton (which were right on the money in my opinion) and in the midst of it mentions something that Hillary did last week that has not gotten nearly enough attention. (I would suggest

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20 Jun 2006

The Good Husbands

Steve Benen of the Carpetbagger Report has an interesting piece in the latest issue of The Washington Monthly, noting that three of the top potential Republican candidates are admitted adulterers. Until relatively recently, a self-confessed adulterer had never sought the presidency. Certainly, other candidates have been dogged by sex scandals.

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19 Jun 2006

Frothy Junior

  Yee Haw! The Codpiece is back with a vengeance! And guess who can’t keep his grubby little hands away from it. You guessed it: Joe Klein. Via  John Amato: "I was up there in the cockpit of that airplane coming into Baghdad," the President told the press corps assembled

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12 Jun 2006

Take A Bow

Since I’m filling in this afternoon as the FDL crew recuperates or heads off to yet another blogfest, I thought I’d take the opportunity to dish about Jane and Pach and Christy behind their backs a little. And you too. I think we can all agree that FDL made quite

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25 May 2006

Clinton Rules

  Atrios has written a very important post today on why we should be alarmed at this latest breathless girly gossip about Hillary Clinton. I have received a lot of emails and comments to the effect that Hillary is a (fill in the blank) and so deserves itand therefore we

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14 May 2006

FDL Book Salon: Before the Storm, Pt. 1

(Today we’ll be discussing  Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein.  We’ll be reading Part 2 for the following week when Rick himself will be joining us — JH) I grew up in a very rightwing household. My father was born in

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14 May 2006

FDL Book Salon: Before the Storm, Pt. 1

(Today we’ll be discussing  Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein.  We’ll be reading Part 2 for the following week when Rick himself will be joining us — JH) I grew up in a very rightwing household. My father was born in

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10 Apr 2006

Late Nite FDL: Breaking The Code

   (Tonight’s guest poster is Digby) It’s always interesting to see how the right wing deals with its inherent racism. They used to wear it proudly and openly, but since we have managed to make some progress in the last 40 years or so, they have had to become much

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