The three pillars of any democracy are the rule of law, transparency, and a functioning civil society. Over decades, all three of these pillars have been chipped away in the people’s House. […]
It's the witchcraft, stupid!
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 […]
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 […]
Nota Bene #116: Long Live Elena Pavlichenko
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
Sarah Palin: Tweeting to the top in a $12 million year
Dr. Laura: don’t retreat…reload! Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence ‘isn’t American, not fair. This is a political communication from a woman whom her supporters wish […]
Drive with care over those 151,394 obsolete, unsafe bridges
Each day that I drive the 11 miles from my house to the university, I cross nine of America’s 601,396 bridges (as of 2008). Those nine are not likely to collapse. I […]
Who in their right mind lies about this?
The New York Times reports today that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who appeared to be cruising to the Democratic nomination for Senator, has lied about serving in Vietnam. Reporters and some […]
Well, that's sorted, then
I have to say that this has all been great fun. Well, for me, anyway, and political junkies everywhere. For the parties involved, I don’t imagine that it has been anyone’s idea […]
UK post-election update–Now what?
It’s been four days since the election, and the UK still does not have a government in place to succeed Gordon Brown’s Labour majority government. But the past few days have been […]
UK election update: Everyone needs to go take a nap
Well, this has gotten a lot more interesting than anyone would have predicted. At the moment, the facts are as follows: (1) There are still 30-something seats that are undecided, most going […]