Here’s this gadfly’s prescription for bipartisan compromise Take the deal, with conditions. 1) Bipartisan oversight of the bidding process, including bipartisan vetting of bidders and whatever the usual public notice for comment […]
Democrats spent four months just writing the Affordable Care Act, with public input, and it took another six months of amendments and political wrangling before it passed. Trumpcare? Written in private in a few weeks with no public input, and it’s being rushed through Congress. That tells you almost everything you need to know right there.
ZOMG, it must be a right-wing plot! Maybe. But Pew Research posted this data on the relationship between U.S. religious groups and their political leanings not so very long ago. Consider this […]
Obama’s 2012 prospects: now for the bad news John Cassidy, The New Yorker December 30, 2011 “Consider yet another survey from Gallup, released on Thursday, which examined the ideological views of about […]
I don’t understand my country. None of its political labels make a damn bit of sense. Too many of them are outright falsehoods. And at least a couple have been maligned by […]
Part 4 in a series. Pulitzer- and Emmy-winner William Henry‘s famous polemic, In Defense of Elitism (1994), argues that societies can be ranked along a spectrum with “egalitarianism” on one end and “elitism” […]
by Seth Michalak 1988 is the first year I can recall being cognizant of national conventions. In the intervening 20 years, never have I seen a convention that has been as much […]
By Martin Bosworth With the war in Iraq, the faltering economy, and health care dominating the issues front for the candidates, it’s no wonder technology issues have largely been back-burnered in the […]