Keystone Kaos: Introduction

Quick disclaimer: I’ m not American. Techically I’m North American, born and currently residing in the sector commonly referred to as Soviet Canuckistan. But, thanks to the tubular miracle that is the Information Superhighway (huzzah!), it is now possible for a lowly Canadian boy, stuck in the...

Meet the New Boss…

Following up on Amy’s post last week re: flip-floppin’ Tea Party blunderkind Sharron Angle, Jill Lawrence of Politics Daily provides seven examples of brazen GOP backpeddling. Lawrence asks: What accounts for the shifts? Evolving principles? Pressure from the right? Political Strategy 101, block...

Chasing Shadows

In the wake of Dr. Tiller’s murder by an anti-abortion activist, finger pointing has started in another horrible crime: today’s shootings at DC’s Holocaust Museum.  Given my attribution of Tiller’s murder partly due to hatred spewed from the right, I need to set a couple things...

Not so fast

[This post ended up being pretty long, so grab a coffee.] Generally, I’m remiss to question the brilliant writing of Frank Rich, but his column this week erects political grave stones far too early for my tastes.  Concerning Obama’s victory on the stimulus bill, Rich says: The G.O.P. doesn’t...

The Republicans Need This Woman’s Voice

Mike Huckabee, a lifelong Republican very close to me once intimated, would be the death of the Republican party.  The rationale behind this statement was simple; Huckabee’s presidential campaign was forcing the party to be even more in the thrall of Religious conservatives without making concessions...

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