Quick Prime Time Press Conference Reflection

Before I abandon the internet to fight the homework beast slouching towards my desk to be born, I have a few passing thoughts about President Obama’s presser I want to put out into the open:   President Obama did a great job diffusing the onslaught of Republican revisionism in the past couple of weeks...

The Gaza War Continues

A collection of articles, accounts, interviews, pictures and reports I’ve seen over the last few days. Pictorial comparison first. An Israeli neighborhood bomb shelter. A Palestinian “neighborhood bomb shelter.” Breaking News Reports: Casualties Rise in Gaza Offensive (BBC Middle East) Dr...

How to be on the “Far Left”, from the paper of record

According to the New York Times, an American is on the “far left” if they are angry over Obama’s support for the FISA bill.  Or, in other words, if an American is vocal about defending their civil liberties, that puts them in the fringes of politics — the outcasts wandering around...

Building Bogeymen

Ta-Nehisi, writing for Matt Yglesias, expresses almost the exact same exasperation I felt when first confronted with James Carville’s ridiculous statement that, almost as punishment mind you, because the Obama campaign made such a big deal over the RFK statement, this primary would go beyond June 3rd....

The New Mission of the Liberal Blogosphere

Strangely enough, the new mission of the liberal blogosphere looks an awful lot like the old mission of the liberal blogosphere. One of the primary purposes of the liberal blogosphere has always been to challenge a mainstream media that is either too lazy to challenge their own stories, too beholden to...