Category Archives: Democrats

A Problem with Democratic Primary Voters

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: …during Democratic primary season, one of the regrettable, and possibly disastrous, realities is that many Democratic voters spend far too much time trying to guess what some voter they don’t really … Continue reading

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Living Your Life (and Doing Science) in a Time of Rising Fascism

I haven’t blogged much about the rise of fascism in the U.S., which is a little surprising to me (and perhaps long-time readers), since I was one of the first people, back in 2014, to identify the Republican Party as … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Transactionalism

And I just made up ‘transactionalism’ (I think?). Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign has focused on out-of-wedlock children as a major campaign issue. Over the last few weeks, in a Fibonacci sequence of scandals, one story broke, identifying … Continue reading

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Leaders of the Executive Branch Should Be Able to Govern It: The D.C. Edition

One of the truly frustrating features of local governance in D.C. (not official Wor-Shing-Tun)–and one that I think is too common in too many Democratic-controlled areas–is the inability to have the executive branch do its job. Yes, Democratic legislators do … Continue reading

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The Epistemic Closure of the Professional Conservative Mind

At least for the jurists (boldface mind): Some observers have pointed out that the court’s conservative majority doesn’t seem to think of itself as answerable to the American people, especially given the vast right-wing bureaucracy represented by groups like The … Continue reading

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After Fifty Years of Ineptitude

While Rebecca Traister is discussing abortion, this sentiment about professional Democrats applies to so many policy issues (boldface mine): None of what is unfolding now is about short-term strategy or single-cycle results. Nor is it about a single presidential administration. … Continue reading

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Partisanship and the End of the Pandemic

Gallup released some new polling data, and the response to the question “In your opinion, is the coronavirus pandemic over in the U.S., or not?” is unlike most other responses. Typically, when people are asked questions like ‘how is the … Continue reading

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A Quick Observation About the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

And it’s an observation because it doesn’t even rise to the level of a HAWT TAEK! In Pennsylvania Tuesday night, John Fetterman demolished establishment and one-time Manchin wannabee candidate Conor Lamb. It’s seen as part of a triumph of progressive … Continue reading

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All Hail the Imaginary Compromise Pundit Scam: The Student Loans Edition

To follow up on last week’s post about student loans, one thing we’re now seeing is the deployment of the Imaginary Compromise Pundit Scam. In days of yore, when the left, construed broadly, had to fight both Republicans and too … Continue reading

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The Other Alito Draft Opinion Bill Democrats Need to Push

But, don’t worry Republicans! Professional Democrats suck at their jobs, so they won’t! In the midst of this article about expanding access to birth control, we come across this (boldface mine): Some conservatives have argued that the federal government is … Continue reading

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