Thoughts on Movements and VP Candidates

I’ve been thinking a good bit lately about the apparent stranglehold movement conservatives hold over the Republican Party.  They really have been quite brazen and shameless about it.  They have been unapologetic about pushing their agenda, especially their economic agenda  — lax regulation,...

The AP Puts Their GOP Drunk Goggles To Use

For anyone that watched Obama’s acceptance speech last night there was little question that this was one of the most policy laden speeches Obama’s ever given. Tax cuts for the bottom 95% of working Americans. 10 year Apollo-style timetable to eliminate our imports of Middle Eastern oil. Closing...

In Which matttbastard Puts the Habeas Decision in a Partisan Context

Ages of the majority: Stevens 88 Ginsburg 75 Kennedy 71 Breyer 69 Souter 68 Ages of the minority: Scalia 72 Thomas 60 Alito 58 Roberts 55 The LA Times: Whoever is elected in November will probably have the chance to appoint at least one justice in the next presidential term. The court’s two most...

It’s How You Go About It

There is some confusion out there, succinctly illustrated by, but not limited to, Michael van der Galien, as to the nature of the National Journal’s ranking Obama as the most liberal senator of 2007, and how that meshes with strong support among centrists, moderates, Indpendents, and even some...