The Stench of Desperation (I am [not] Joe).

Right wing identity politics and carefully-manufactured pseudo-populist rage against ‘vote fraud’; Race/red/God-baiting Obama to ridiculous extremes; the hyperbolic overreaction to McCain’s latest campaign stunt FAIL. Oh, and my personal favourite (pace the good Doctor), McCarthyism redux...

Happy Market Meltdown Monday!

So, what did we learn this weekend (besides the fact that Sarah Palin is the spiritual reincarnation of Richard Nixon and John Sidney McCain III has, according Howard Wolfson, jumped the shark)? Well, the European banking crisis is spreading; US bank failures are expected to increase in ’09; US...

McCain’s Economic Strategy: Obama is a SCARY BLACK RADICAL!

Dean Baker: This is the first time in the history of the United States that the president has sought to provoke a financial panic to get legislation passed through Congress. While this has proven to be a successful political strategy – after the House of Representatives finally passed the bank...

Greenwald: Right-Wing Hypocrisy is “healthy”

After surveying some of the right-wing opposition to the $700 billion Paulson bail-out (and acidly noting that such sentiments from these quarters are unfortunately “vital for having any meaningful chance to stop [the Paulson plan]” thanks to the sorry record during the Bush years of craven Democrats in...