The (lack of) Communications of Fear

One of the scariest tenets of the modern right is their inability to rationally talk with anyone who disagrees with them.  We see this on a micro, intra-party level when Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs launches verbal bombs against Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs.  I also thought LFG was among the...

The Two Sides of Guilt

When was the Cold War born, and who was the mother? On Monday, Kathy wrote a post called “The Right’s Neurotic Addiction to War” that netted some reaction from rightwing bloggers, including the Boston Herald’s Jules Crittenden, who wrote a post in reply called “War Addict History To...

Quote of the Day: Embracing Irony

It’s really an appallingly strange time in our country. We have a singularly powerful Vice-President (compared to any of his predecessors)–openly quite enamored by the tactics employed by the Soviet Union–our former arch-foe whose human rights standards we derided. Indeed, we fought a...