by Phil Rockstroh The devices employed in US election cycles and its national politics, in general, are akin to the dramatic conventions of children’s theatre. Every two to four years, voters are […]
Larison does a good job of demolishing Nile Gardner’s delusional systems in Gardiner’s homage to the tea Party as being the saviour of the Special Relationship between American and Britain yesterday. But […]
Scholars and Rogues does not often simply point readers in the direction of an article, but there’s an essay up at The Front Porch Republic that deserves a careful reading followed by […]
by Terry Hargrove When the first George Bush was president, I was a Dan Quayle fan. Not of his policies mind you, but of his speeches. The former vice president turned saying […]
The revelation that Delaware Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell admitted to dabbling in witchcraft should not come as a surprise. In fact, it explains everything. The only real question is what constitutes […]
General Petraeus reverses field on the Afghan withdrawal timetable he promised President Obama. By openly defying President Obama’s timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, Gen. Petraeus is cementing his unprecedented power over U.S. war policy. Gareth Porter reports.
Conservative groups running issue ads with corporate money: how to hang this albatross around the GOP's neck
I read via the AP today that the two conservative groups founded by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, have raked in so much money from donors that […]
Economic crisis destabilises jobs and incomes but also undermines the tax base. Governments lack the means to sustain entire nations on their own. Trying to explain declining benefits and rising taxes to the Internet generation is tetchy. They find such long-term complexity boring and politicians are as adrift as the Pope, explaining ancient concepts in a new world.
The worst of both worlds: The "Shimano problem" underscores clash of cultures when Buddhism spread to West
Buddhist teachers — Eastern and Western alike — who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake. Russ Wellen at Scholars & Rogues.