Facts vs. Narrative, Utoya Edition

Norwegian journalist Magnus Nome was in the good ol’ US of A when self-styled counterjihadist crusader  Anders Breivik decided to escalate his murderous fantasies about Eurabian conquest from Outer Wingnuttia into the real world.  Thankfully, CNN, Fox News et al were ready to provide informed,...

The California Beat: How We Got Here and What’s At Stake

The California Beat:  How We Got Here and What’s at Stake After some interesting remarks from a reader last week, I thought it would be a good idea to refresh everyone as to how California reached the state it is currently in, and what’s at stake in the elections this fall.  The roots of California’s ills...

Oh, I geddit!

When the Bush administration spent eight years waterboarding our economy, I thought they hadn’t a clue about what they’re doing.  No!  That is incorrect, because look at what’s resulted from the Great Recession! Still, others warn that the figures point not to economic recovery but merely...

About That Latest Right-Wing Flail…

Re: the (illegally) manufactured half-assed October November Surprise currently popping a slow news day, Marc Ambinder (!) breaks it down: Republicans think anti-immigrant forces are going to be rallied by attacking a middle aged woman in her fifties? This is what’s going to swing independents back to...

Michelle Malkin Would Be So Proud

Okay, maybe not; even Michelle Malkin calls Melanie Bowers, “stupid.”   But, one wonders if Malkin’s discontent stems from the act, or getting caught?  She definitely wastes no time going right on back to blaming us liberals, which itself has a kind of comfortable feel to it. So, a quick...

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