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...

Nothing Changes an Election Like a Stabbing

Louisiana politics are dirty, maybe not Illinois or South Carolina dirty, but non the less unbelievable political events seem to come out of the bayou.  Take the victory of the most sane republican in the house of representatives, Rep Joseph Cao.  This first term congressman won because his opponent was...

Alvin Greene: He’s a Real Nowhere Man

Adding to David’s (welcome, btw) tireless efforts as he dives deeper and deeper into the murky depths of Alvin Greene’s unlikely and entirely unexpected SC Democratic Senate primary victory, Cord Jefferson of The Root gives us an exclusive interview with Greene, who Jefferson dubs “The...

US Health Care Reform: Made in…Afghanistan?

Stephen M. Walt, commenting on Obama’s recent AfPak escalation and the incongruity of domestic spending initatives vs expensive foreign military endeavours on the part of the US: As I’ve said before, Americans have come to believe that spending government revenues on U.S. citizens here at home...

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