Y’all remember my good friend Sen. David Vitter, he of the errant penis. You remember the Louisiana senator who described himself as “a conservative who opposes radically redefining marriage, the most important […]
More sloppy thinking about secession
Chris Hedges, normally a pretty bright guy, has a puff piece about some nice, thoughtful secessionists over at Truthdig. As always, the comments are entertainment enough in their own right, and are […]
Election Update–Strange Days in Britain
The UK election has been transformed into something very interesting—indeed, radically different—as a result of this past week’s televised debate between David Cameron (Conservatives), Gordon Brown (Labour) and Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats). […]
Another nail in the coffin of the Chicago School; an unsolicited review of Barry Lynn's Cornered
Way back in 2002, we were visiting the US for Thanksgiving, and it was an extraordinarily depressing time. We couldn’t turn on the television, because all you got there was the non-stop […]
Save your Dixie cups so we can pour more gasoline on the fire
You know, I try to keep my blogging on absolute stupidity to a minimum—there are other people, on this site and others, who do a better job, and I don’t have the […]
The devolution of Congress
I don’t think I’m alone in believing that members of Congress — as a species — have devolved instead of evolved. The Perpetual Political Conflict™ that has stymied improvements in government of, […]
The cost of political folly — 660,000 unrepresented citizens
Today I wish I lived in Palm Beach County, Florida. The temperature is floating in the high 70s, the humidity in the low 40s. Here, in western New York, it has been […]
Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Secession: a rough beast whose hour has come round at last?
I’d like to begin by showing you a picture and asking you what you see. Good. With that in mind, have a look at this one and tell me what you see.
Just how greedy is Tony Blair, anyway?
Is there anything Tony Blair won’t do for money?