Sarah Palin, Fauxpulism, and Right-Wing Identity Politics

(Image: Tacoma Urbanist, Flickr) Sarah Palin is back — and, seemingly, everywhere, as she launches a book tour (and, perhaps, a run at the White House in 2012). Max Blumenthal: In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 on the strength of a newly energized and ideologically aroused conservative...

Newsflash: Public Anger Gets Results.

Earlier this week, Der Spiegel published a sobering article about how the global economic crisis is battering the Friedmanite petri dish that is post-Soviet Eastern Europe: After joining the EU, the Baltic countries in particular made enormous progress in catching up with their Western neighbors, sometimes...

F*ck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork.

On today’s episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, an ‘expert panel’ was convened to discuss ‘populist’ outrage in the wake of AIG and other recent scandals related to the global economic crisis. Via email, I bet Sarah a dinner at IHOP (because we be keepin’ it real like that in this economy) that the ‘expert panel’...

Action Alert: Fight Back Against GOP Attempts to Scuttle Hilda Solis’ Nomination

ZP Heller @ OpenLeft: The Senate Labor committee postponed [Hilda] Solis’ nomination yesterday because of a recent USA Today report about her husband’s outstanding California tax liens. (NOTE: it was her husband’s auto repair business, not anything to do with Solis herself.)  Though the...

Dividing the Spoils

Um, Alison, I’m not sure if this is what John Quiggin meant when he said “Citigroup’s global operations are too big for the US to handle alone.” Still, your scoop does lend credence to the theory that modern capitalism was invented by pirates. Ahem. Related: For more on  Citigroup’s...

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