Category Archives: Democrats

Torture and the Cost of Looking Forward, Not Back

Jane Meyer in the New Yorker on the Senate CIA torture report (boldface mine): There was a way to address the matter that might have avoided much of the partisan trivialization. In a White House meeting in early 2009, Greg … Continue reading

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The ‘Goldmanization’ of the Department of Education

While it might seem as if most key economics positions in the Obama Administration have been occupied by Wall Street types….Ok, they have been occupied by Wall Street types. Let’s start over. Just as many key economics positions in the … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Senior Edition

While Democrats gnash their teeth (not very good for the teeth!) and wail about how seniors–well, white ones anyway–are a staunchly Republican cohort, it appears some of them might not just be old, mean, and crotchety (or bigoted), though surely … Continue reading

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The Failure of New Democrat ‘Progressivism’

Over eight years ago, I noted that what self-described progressives stood for was simply not being out of their fucking minds–and that is not enough: When trying to stop Bin Laden, you should not invade the wrong country, particularly when … Continue reading

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One Problem With a Lockstep Batshitloonitarian GOP Is…

…when Democrats defend their home state industries at the possible expense of the nation as a whole, there’s no sane Republican to counteract them. While the linked article discusses the medical device tax, this applies to many issues: I expect … Continue reading

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Democrats Fail to Reach Their Low-Information Voters

One thing political junkies tend to forget is that people have a lot to worry about, and many people view politics and policy discussion as equivalent to root canal. This can lead to some problems (boldface mine): Countless pixels have … Continue reading

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Professional Democrats Are the Rank-and-File’s Worst Enemy

With friends like these, who needs Republicans? (boldface mine) Although basically every Democratic woman candidate is petrified to speak publicly about EMILY’s List’s shenanigans, I’ve heard from candidate after candidate the same exact details for years. For example, when EMILY’s … Continue reading

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