Where is President Bush?

I believe that one of the things we — as bloggers and blog-readers — often miss by relying heavily on memeorandum, other blogs, and traditional media sources to stimulate our thinking is the story that isn’t being discussed.  For me, trying to identify the stories no one is talking about...

Stayin’ Classy

In early 2001, shortly after Bush’s inauguration, there were stories about the damage caused to the White House and other offices by the outgoing Clinton Administration.  While alluding to the horror of what the hillbillies had done and the unnecessary costs for repair which would be paid by the...

Game Theory and the GOP

There have been numerous indications of nascent GOP obstructionism for Obama’s policies, many of them signaled by members of Republican leadership in the House and Senate.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who anticipates with dread the type of foot-dragging, nit-picking, fear-mongering,...

Stop the Lynch Mob

Okay, now I’m mad. I live in Illinois, so Rod Blagojevich is my governor.  I’ve never been much of a fan of his, and I have considered him an embarrassment to the state for a long time.  He’s done a few good things for Illinois, has pissed off a lot of people, and has generally been (as my...

Factchecking. How quaint.

One of the prime “outrages” fueling the brawl over the Big Three bailout is the apparent disparity between pay for Big Three workers versus those employed by the foreign auto manufacturers in their plants in right-to-work states.  The implication, of course, is that the UAW is to blame for the...

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