You are not helping

Helen Thomas is a tragic figure in American politics.  She spent years in the White House press corps, reporting doggedly on ten times more stories than most journalists could hope to cover in their career.  However, her comments about sending Jews ‘home’ to Europe brought her illustrious career...

Trickle Down Politics

For years the Republicans have been preaching small governmnet.  They try to paint the contrast that you are either a small government republican, or a tax and spend democrat, however this is and always will be a straw man argument.  But there is a deeper problem with the small government philosphy.  The...

Tea House Party

In my first week of college, I attended my very first house party.  It was pretty crazy.  While the party at one point had to be have organized by someone, once things got going it turned into a force of nature itself.  There were a couple of people opening every can of food in the kitchen and throwing it...

Holding Firm on the Public Option

On Memeorandum right now, there is an avalanche of commentary about the White House’s signaling that it’s ready to cave on the public option. Because there is so much progblog analysis, and because there are so many distinct issues involved with this legislation, I’ve decided to organize...

Liveblogging The Final Presidential Debate: Let’s Get It On

Alright, we have just under an hour until the final presidential debate, and that means it’s time for us to get that show on the road.  This will be the official liveblogging post, and all the rest of the details will come below the fold. As always, we perform all of our liveblogging in the comments...

Pulling Out All the Stops

In organ music terminology, a “stop” is both a set of pipes, all tuned to the same note, that play simultaneously when the organist presses any key on the keyboard, and the knob or handle that activates each set of pipes. When an organist pulls out a stop, she activates the pipes associated with...

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