With Democrats Like These, Redux

Upon reading his latest public statement on health reform legislation,  it seems all-too-apparent that co-op-luvvin’ DINO Sen. Kent Conrad, one of 6 senators inexplicably tasked with determining the fate of US health insurance,  has officially lost the plot, as publius notes: When law students learn...

The Last Word on Sonia Sotomayor’s ‘Character Problem’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O6Ax9mQ8KE] NPR: The subject of the Supreme Court nominee’s judicial temperament has so far been raised by just one senator, Lindsay Graham (R-SC). “There’s a character problem; there’s a temperament problem,” says Graham. Referring to...

From Political Chastity to Whoredom

Oh, sexism. How you rear your silly head in the most obscure and well-meaning of metaphors. From the New York Times today: For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JEREMY W. PETERS After a lifetime of being wooed by others, Caroline Kennedy is still learning how to sell herself....

“Defiant Enabler Monkeys”

If you’re still wondering why the U.S. Senate just rewarded Joe Lieberman for betraying Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, it’s because the Senate is this kind of place: a place where issues like the failing automotive industry, economic relief measures, the just-signed Status of Forces...