Wherein the Legs of the Stool Start Beating Each Other

All this talk about race and gender as it pertains to the Democratic primaries has started me thinking about the Republicans in particular, and makes clear why their fabled three-legged stool — their coalition of neocons, theocons, and dollarcons — was destined to fail. And why it will be a long...

Slacker Friday: NIE Miscellania

It’s back and lazier than ever! Alas, this (long belated) edition will have to be the slackest motherfucker ever, since yours truly just got called into work early. Mea culpa–sometimes meatworld obligations have to trump blogging. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeXb1oS3OUw (h/t Dave @ The Beav,...

Who Breaks Worse

I think things would be so much easier if President Bush could run for a third term. This would make the 2008 presidential election picture at least a little bit clearer anyway.  Think of it this way, if Bush was capable of running for a third term, I doubt he would still opt to step down.  As a result, the...

Quote of the Day 2: ‘No Loose Cannon’

The rhetoric from Paris clearly makes an attack on Iran more likely. Until Kouchner and Sarkozy weighed into the debate, it was possible to argue (not entirely inaccurately) that the only real “war party” in western governments, was confined to a coterie of unrepentant neo-cons, grouped around...