Bernie Sanders is officially cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. After a number of his supporters in Nevada behaved very aggressively at the Democratic convention in that state over the weekend, throwing chairs, screaming at party leaders, and leaving vile and harassing voice mails for party officials, he says this today: The Democratic Party has a … Continue reading No one’s keeping anyone out of the Democratic party.
This American Life featured a fascinating–as in, car-crashtastic–example of the war on expertise that I thought many of you academic readers might be interested in, if you haven’t heard it already. In a story called “Sucker Mc-squared” (Mc-squared as in Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, not Mc- as in McDonald’s), Robert Andrew Powell tells the … Continue reading The war on expertise: there are limits to the democratization of knowledge
Here’s an article headlined “Can women save the democrats?” (via RealClearPolitics) suggesting that Democrats are attempting a last-ditch effort to pull their a$$es out of the fire in November: targeting their base of women voters. Except, it’s mostly a recitation of bad polling numbers for the Dems–there’s little if any indication that Democrats intend to do anything about … Continue reading Democrats to women: drop dead
WARNING: RANT ABOUT “HEALTH CARE REFORM” AHEAD Matt Yglesias has his knee breeches and silk stockings in a twist because ZOMG “vast power is being wielded by people who, in a democratic system of government, would have almost no power. We’re talking, after all, about Max Baucus of Montana, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, … Continue reading The U.S. Constitution versus the Democratic Party: at least one is working as it should.
What’s with all of the high-profile Obama appointees and erstwhile appointees who have problems either 1) paying income taxes, or 2) hiring documented employees, and/or 3) paying unemployment taxes on said employees, or any combination thereof. Now, I’m pretty darned sure that Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, and Tim Geithner are all members of the Ruling … Continue reading Democratic Dumba$$es: cheap, stupid, or both?
Historiann commenter and special correspondent Indyanna filed this report late Wednesday night after attending both an Obama rally and watching the Phillies put the Rays to bed. (It’s a shame about Rays! Sorry–I couldn’t resist. I’ve been waiting for the Phillies to win all week long so that I could roll out my bad joke!) So, without further ado, … Continue reading Ed Rendell: Democrat and Phillies Fan
Via Roxie’s World, check out this video for the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice”. Please, Senator Clinton, dump Celine Dion, for the love of all that is good and right in the world! Roxie also points to this interview Clinton did with the Philadelphia Gay News. The article is called “Clinton talks, Obama … Continue reading A call to all Democrats: no circular firing squads, please!
I was alerted to this via a Storify that Kevin Gannon posted this morning. Here’s the original Politico article–you be the judge, but I agree with Kevin that it’s “theft and erasure, full stop.” Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch copied the structure and language used by several authors and failed to cite source material in … Continue reading Neil Gorsuch is a plagiarist.
To all of the very worried Democrats and Republicans fretting and rubbing their hands about the possible end of the filibuster: who cares? The filibuster is a patently anti-democratic parliamentary tactic that should never have existed. The senate is anti-democratic enough to begin with that we don’t need to include all of these bullcrap measures … Continue reading Filibuster this.
Who ever could have predicted that a President who campaigned against his own party’s leadership as well as the Democrats and with an approval rating circling the drain at 35-40% would have a hard time assembling a governing majority in congress? Who, indeed? I just can’t figure out why Dear Leader’s catastrophic success of a … Continue reading “Yes, morale has never been higher since we eliminated hope!” Hello, and keep away from President Lemongrab.