Category Archives: Progressives

Why Does Obama Want to Kill the Post Office?

Recently, historian Adolph Reed has come under criticism for pointing out that the left is a political non-entity (Kevin Drum has also been criticized for making a similar point). What I don’t get about these progressive apologists is that some … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, Progressives, You've Got Mail But Not For Long!

The Disappearing NAEP Scores

Admittedly, the last couple of weeks have had a lot of newsworthy events (or at least spectacular ones). Still, the absence of liberal/progressive attention to the recent NAEP student performance results is truly odd, as Bob Somerby describes (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Progressives | 1 Comment

Purchasing Pundits: The Ezra Klein Edition?

So this came across the Twitterz recently: How much is the insurance industry paying Ezra Klein? benefitssellingexpo.com/speakertypes/2… Probably $15,000-$25,000 washingtonspeakers.com/speakers/speak…— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) April 09, 2013 If you don’t follow the links, Washington Post policy blogger Ezra Klein is a … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Ethics, Healthcare, News Media, Progressives, Public Speaking

Note to Krugman: The Role of the Public Intellectual Is to Speak Truth to Power, Not to Apologize For Power’s Misuse

Like many who actually don’t think devil-take-the-hindmost is good public policy, I’m incredibly disappointed in this post by NY Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman. This is not hard. This is not “agonizing.” Quite simply, it is indecent. It should … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Progressives, Social Security | 4 Comments

Why Technobrat Pundits Drive Me Nuts

Well, there are a lot of reasons why, but this takedown of Dylan Matthews sums it up nicely (boldface mine): Matthews, a fresh-out-of-Harvard writer for Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog at the Post, is one of a new breed of journalists: the … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Progressives, Statistics | 2 Comments

Dear Dems and Center for American Progress, Do You Realize UR DOING IT WRONG?

And by “it” I mean basic economics. By way of Digby, we come across this post from the Center for American Progress (CAP), which has been tweeted by President Obama’s team, with the following graphic: Michael Linden, an economist for … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Economics, Fucking Morons, Progressives | 3 Comments

Crony Capitalism: Neo-Liberal, Third Way Style

Chicago-style corruption isn’t what it used to be. Former Obama chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has developed an ‘infrastructure trust’ to repair Chicago’s roads, rails and schools. Naturally, needless rent extraction by private entities is … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Progressives, Propaganda | 2 Comments