05 Jan 2013

Late Night: The Tide Keeps On Turning

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”300″ height=”225″ align=”right” !} I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King Jr. Admittedly it’s a little

19 Dec 2012

A Partial List Of Things That “Pro-Life” Conservatives Support

…Based on the right’s passionate and indignant opposition to any and all policies that would curtail them: Deaths from gun violence. Deaths from war. Deaths from drone attacks. Deaths from torture and mistreatment of military detainees. Deaths by execution. Deaths from tainted food and poorly tested drugs. Deaths from accidents

19 Dec 2012

Crazy Talk

Hey, here’s a thought: How about we eliminate the cap on income subject to payroll taxes, then revisit Social Security benefits? And if that means we have to increase those benefits or lower the retirement age to make the numbers balance out, well, I’m willing to live with that. (Cross-posted

09 Nov 2012

CIA Head David Petraeus Resigns in Scandal

So…what’s the protocol here? Does he get a free pass because he’s a Republican, or is it career-ending because he was part of a Democratic administration?

08 Nov 2012

Yay, I Guess?

So yeah, the Democrats had a pretty good election on Tuesday: Electoral vote landslide for Obama, wins for progressives like Liz Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Alan Grayson, and losses for misogynistic Tea Party buffoons like Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Allen West and Joe Walsh. Better yet, as the minority and youth votes grow, it looks like these kinds of results could be the new normal.


06 Nov 2012

Election Night Live Blogging

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! It’s the day we finally don’t have to watch any more campaign ads for, like, at least a year.

Anecdotally, I’ve been hearing that turnout is pretty good, which is a little surprising to me given my belief that the overwhelming majority of voters on both sides are casting votes against the other guy than enthusiastically supporting their guy. I would really like to see polling numbers on that, as I can think of few better indicators of the breakdown of democracy when neither party can offer a presidential candidate that anyone* believes will enthusiastically represent their interests.

16 Oct 2012

2012 Presidential Debate Thread, Take 2

Aaannnd we’re back! Town hall style! Will the rematch be any different from the opener? Will Obama emulate Joe Biden’s strategy of laughing maniacally at all of his debate opponent’s whoppers, or at least, y’know, mention it whenever Romney says something full of, ahem, malarkey? Or will he follow nominal Democrat Lanny Davis’s sage advice to just continue nodding at everything Mitt says?

11 Oct 2012

Vice Presidential Debate Liveblogging

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! No, seriously – Biden vs. Ryan is almost guaranteed to be more interesting than Obama vs. Romney. Ryan is flat-out crazy, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Joe sleepwalk through anything.

03 Oct 2012

Presidential Debate Liveblogging

At long last, the referees are back and the 2012 presidential debate season is underway. By far the most intriguing storyline for this year’s opener will be the unveiling of Mitt Romney’s fearsome zinger attack, which he has kept carefully under wraps during the preseason to make it harder for his opponent to gameplan against it.

09 Sep 2012

Why the RNC Used a Fake Ex-Obama Supporter

The reason the RNC had to use one of their own staffers to pretend to be a disappointed Obama supporter isn’t that ex-Obama backers are hard to find, it’s that it’s hard to find any that have dumped him for reasons that are favorable to Romney. There are a whole bunch of us out there, but precious few of us have given up on Obama because he spends too much money and hangs out with celebrities.