Marc Morano condones threats of violence against climate scientists and their families. That tells you everything you need to know about his character, and about the character of the people who employ or work with him.
Kerry grandstands; The Boston Globe cheerleads
Sen. John Kerry’s decision to not meet with “a whole bunch of lobbyists right now” and not fundraise while serving on Congress’ deficit-reduction “supercommittee” fails to impress. And the story by his […]
Democracy & Elitism 3: burning down the straw man, and who are these out-of-touch "liberal elites," anyway?
Part 3 in a series. Let’s begin with a quick trivia question. What legislator’s Top 20 donor list includes the following? Blackstone Group (Financial Services) Bain Capital FPL Group (Energy) DLA Piper (Corporate […]
Democracy & Elitism: an introduction to the American false consciousness
Part 1 in a series. Is there a more radioactive word in American politics today than elitist? Admit it – you saw the word and had an instinctive negative reaction, didn’t you? […]
Nota Bene #92: Echoblowcation
A few things for you NB readers:
Chasing the dragon, pt. 1
Part 1…lying sidelong on a divan in the Senate cloakroom That John Kerry and his Senate Foreign Relations Committee are a regular bunch of cards. Their Aug. 10 report, “Afghanistan’s Narco War: […]
Democrats to Progressives: We're just not that into you
A modest proposal, perhaps. It’s been entertaining watching American public “discourse” since the election. (I use that word in its broadest, most ridiculous sense, since nothing that hinges so completely on self-absorption, […]
Can you relate?
by Alexi Koltowicz As the story goes, G.W. Bush won the presidency in 2000 because enough people wanted to “have a beer with him.” Bush was a reformed alcoholic, so the idea […]
Renew America's promise — or cancel our future altogether?
Never mind ignoring low blows or pulling punches in response, there’s a third way for Obama to respond to smears. When the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attempted to torpedo his presidential […]
Beware celebrity negroes raising your gas prices for Satan!
I’m beginning to get a bad feeling about Campaign ’08. A nasty, sinking feeling that we’re a’fixin’ to spend the next three months obliterating ever record for dirty, dishonest, unethical, immoral electioneering […]