Colin Powell Calls Out Sarah Palin and the GOP Over “Small Town Values”

I’m sure by now you’re all overwhelmed with nostalgia for the 2008 presidential campaign (you betcha!) I mean, it’s been, what, just over a month since the election, right? So, to help satisfy your endless electioneering jones, check out this clip of Colin Powell, in an interview with...

Feigned Disbelief and Political Theatre

Steve Hildebrand responds to critics in an interview with Greg Sargent: “I don’t regret any of it,” Hildebrand told me when I asked him a few minutes ago by phone whether he regretted the tone of his piece, which many found condescending and finger-wagging. “My intent was exactly...

Greenwald: Right-Wing Hypocrisy is “healthy”

After surveying some of the right-wing opposition to the $700 billion Paulson bail-out (and acidly noting that such sentiments from these quarters are unfortunately “vital for having any meaningful chance to stop [the Paulson plan]” thanks to the sorry record during the Bush years of craven Democrats in...

A Novel Concept: Make Them Work For Our Votes

Must-read post from KathyG on how to make Barack Obama–and politicians in general–better: Over this past election season, on websites and listservs and in conversations, I’ve seen an awful lot of cheap, hacktacular electioneering in favor of one candidate or another. But at the end of the day, I don’t think...

Quote of the Day: Redefining What’s Possible

One of the great dangers of the Bush administration is that it will permanently alter our sense of what is possible or acceptable. You can see an analog of this when people say things like: Bush won’t be able to do X, or: he will have to do Y, where these statements do not refer to physical necessity or...

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