Thomas Frank on “Bittergate”

I had forgotten all about What’s The Matter With Kansas?  Thomas Frank’s thesis on why voters in middle America consistently voted against their own economic self interest in favor of culturally targeted political campaigns.  At least, I forgot about it right up until “Bittergate”...

Kruggie Gone Wild

I’m not yet ready to say “I used to like reading Paul Krugman”, but with every new column he writes about the election, Krugman’s really pushing my patience. There’s too much wrong with Krugman’s column from today’s NY Times for me to have the time to dig into...

What’s the Matter With America’s Progressive Intellectual Backbone?

Joining in on the dead horse flogging previously initiated by my esteemed co-bloggers Kyle, tas and Dustin, Chet Scoville examines how the reaction in some quarters to, in the words of Joe Gandelman, Senator Obama’s “politically flat-footed” comments re: small town voters exposes the...