Another Stop Along the Road to Damascus

The pullquote from one of David Frum’s latest eviscerations of contemporary USian conservative folly, a meditative riff on Susan Sontag’s infamous “Were our enemies right?” speech, was making the rounds yesterday (eventually getting linked by the subject of Frum’s...

Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 women (for the heinous crime of being women), all-too-immediate...

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...

Specter to American Workers: “Drop Dead!”

Well, so much for Arlen Specter’s emancipated testicles: In June 2007, the vote on the Employee Free Choice Act was virtually monolithic: 50 Senators, Democrats, voted for cloture and 48 Republicans against.  I was the only Republican to vote for cloture.  The prospects for the next cloture vote are...

F*ck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork.

On today’s episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, an ‘expert panel’ was convened to discuss ‘populist’ outrage in the wake of AIG and other recent scandals related to the global economic crisis. Via email, I bet Sarah a dinner at IHOP (because we be keepin’ it real like that in this economy) that the ‘expert panel’...

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