Morning Maddow: Hey Politifact — “No more. The gig is up.”

Ok, not to flog a dead horse, but memories in the poli-junkie world tend to be short. Innumerable  pundits & public intellectuals shit the bed on Iraq and totally escaped any accountability after things went south — despite blithely campaigning for an illegal crusade that left untold dead...

The California Beat: July 2, 2010

The battle for California continued this week.  At stake this November are the governorship, currently held by term-limitted Republican Arnold Schwartzenegger, and the Senate seat, currently held by three-term Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.  Contending for governor this year are Republican Meg Whitman...

Moving Away From a Proprietary Fuel System (update)

When it comes to music, and mp3 players, I’ve yet to meet the person to actually give me a good hard sell on iPods.  Why not? Because iPods are too focused on a proprietary system. That’s to say, if you have an iPod, you are forced to use iPod’s software to do just about anything with it. ...

The Silliness of the Gas Tax Holiday

Funny. When Thomas Friedman isn’t talking about Iraq, he sounds kinda reasonable. The gas tax holiday has become the new luke warm topic of the presidential campaign. John McCain got the ball rolling when he proposed a summer long tax break on gasoline, and Hillary Clinton, eager to prove her down...