Category Archives: Conservatives

Assuaging Rural Rage

Paul Krugman writes (boldface mine): Rural resentment has become a central fact of American politics — in particular, a pillar of support for the rise of right-wing extremism. As the Republican Party has moved ever further into MAGAland, it has … Continue reading

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How Do We Fix Abortion in Idaho?

First, this from Jessica Valenti (boldface mine): As you know, Idaho’s Supreme Court upheld the state’s abortion ban—but they also offered some ‘clarifications’ on law that aren’t likely to do anything other than further confusion and suffering. For example, Idaho’s … Continue reading

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Biden Must Mint the Coin

(from here) For those who aren’t aware of what “mint the coin” refers to, due to legislation about types of coins that the U.S. Treasury can mint, there is actually, as stupid as this seems, an option to mint a … Continue reading

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Personal Foul, Hands to the Face, 15 Yard Penalty

Observed at a local legislative body, D.C.:

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The Speaker Calculus

My hunch is that McCarthy won’t get the nod (but stay tuned!). Instead, we’ll see Scalise–but I could be very wrong in a couple of hours. What I do find interesting is the political calculus of the roughly twenty Republicans … Continue reading

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The McCarthy Madness as a Symptom of Republicans’ Dependence on Democrats to Govern

That’s not to say they won’t do real damage: their primary agendas of pushing White Christian supremacy and cutting taxes and protective regulations is relatively easy to enact. But the whole McCarthy fracas does demonstrate how dependent Republicans are on … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby of 2022

I’m not sure there’s any higher meaning to be derived from this story other than WTF?, but here we go. In the 2022 elections, New York Republican Congressman-Elect and challenger defeated a Long Island Democrat. Not exactly news, but here’s … Continue reading

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My HAWT TAEK on Elon Musk’s Night of the Long Hair Plugs

Last night, Twitter suspended the accounts of a bunch of reporters, including one for that far-left, über woke media outlet, The Voice of America (what I’m calling The Night of the Long Hair Plugs). Anyway, my HAWT TAEK is this: … Continue reading

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The Biden Administration Isn’t Doing Enough to Stop COVID

Yes, the Biden administration is mailing out four free antigen tests to those who want them (go to covidtests.gov to get yours), but that’s not nearly enough. Pediatric units are still slammed, and, in many parts of the U.S., hospitals … Continue reading

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Interrupting Our Lives for Hallucinations Has Been Happening for a Very Long Time

Tom Nichols makes a good point but he misses one critical thing. First, what Nichols gets right (boldface mine): Even before January 6, 2021, I wondered about the kind of people who live the classic American paranoid life, the citizens … Continue reading

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