Category Archives: Conservatives

More Conservative Ersatz Poverty Wars

One of the things conservatives are never called on is their predilection for creating large, inefficient bureaucracies. This stems from their unwillingness or inability to directly cut the social safety net, so what they do instead is create ‘morals-based’ testing … Continue reading

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Trump and the Palinist Impulse

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fascist-354690 http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/nope-trump-s-latest-will-not-sink-him-one-bit For those just joining us, here’s what we mean by Palinism (boldface mine): While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. Palin along with the proto-movement surrounding her–Palinism–practices what could be … Continue reading

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker Creates a Massive Welfare Bureaucracy

This article doesn’t call it that, but it should (boldface mine): …[Walker] is hell-bent on making sure that anyone who gets food stamps in Wisconsin has to endure the humiliation of submitting to a drug test. First the Wisconsin legislature … Continue reading

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The Republicans’ Difficult Choice

I’m glad the Democrats forced this choice, but it indicates just how far the Republicans have fallen (boldface mine): House Republicans were forced to pull a controversial spending bill on Thursday because too many lawmakers wanted to preserve the Confederate … Continue reading

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NIH Budgets and Zero Sum Games

The ridiculous belief that the government can run out of money–which then leads to stupid austerity policies such as spending caps–is really harmful to scientific research. I’ve also described how Republicans have used these imaginary austerity constraints* have been used … Continue reading

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Plumbing the Depths of Hypothetical Fever Swamps

While I’m feeling the Bern–I think Sanders is the best option (which says more about the other candidates than anything else)–I don’t think he’ll win the Democratic nomination, let alone the general election. But suppose he did. What kind of … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Christies

Republican governor of New Jersey and inexplicable presidential candidate Chris Christie on the land of opportunity (boldface mine): We are who we are because the oppressed faced the unknown and came here to start a new life. It was so … Continue reading

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