Category Archives: Democrats

The ‘Centrist’ Canard

If you want to distract yourself from the ongoing pandemic, you always can take a break by looking at U.S. politics. One of the fictions that has been accepted as dogma for decades is that ‘centrist Democrats’ are savvier than … Continue reading

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The Courage of Our COVID Convictions

Earlier this week, I described the absurd simultaneous acceptance of monoclonal antibody therapy and distrust of the COVID-19 vaccines and the sharp partisan divide in South Dakota, in which Republicans think vitamins are more effective against COVID-19 than masking or … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Biden’s COVID-19 Response Plan

Last week, the Biden administration released a long-overdue plan to address COVID-19. Overall, the good news is that there don’t appear to be any sins of commission, though the regulatory details, which were not included in the plan, likely will … Continue reading

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When Democratic ‘Moderates’ Get Treated Like the Left

No idea if this is working, as the corporate Democrats haven’t moved, but we can at least enjoy the schadenfreude (boldface mine): Multiple House Democratic centrists have fielded calls from their caucus’s campaign arm that they took as a warning … Continue reading

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Should Democrats Embrace the Culture Wars?

At the very least, they can’t abandon them. Greg Sargent makes a good point about making Republicans own their inanities (boldface mine): But is there some way to make Republicans pay a price for any of this instead? Crooked Media’s … Continue reading

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Justify the Moderates’ Cuts

Update: it seems Democrats, uncharacteristically, might not be reverting to form. We’ll see… Greg Sargent makes a critical point about the upcoming budget debates (boldface mine): So let’s lay down a marker: If moderates are going to push for a … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for Republicans to ‘Be the Mom’

Last week, Kevin Drum argued that the culture wars should largely be laid at the feet of Democratic voters who have moved farther to the left than Republicans have moved to the right (“If you hate the culture wars, blame … Continue reading

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D.C. Statehood Matters for D.C. Residents Too

Most of the discussion about D.C. statehood revolves around the likely gain of two Democratic Senate and one House seat, which isn’t surprising, since that’s how statehood would affect most people. But for D.C. residents, there is a far more … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Child Tax Credit Edition

One of Biden’s signature anti-poverty programs is the Child Tax Credit, which gives families $300 per month per child as a tax refund (if someone pays no taxes, they receive a check). Unfortunately, the implementation leaves a lot to be … Continue reading

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Where This All Ends

Thanks to Senator Joe Manchin (D-Quisling) and several of his quieter Democratic colleagues, this seems to be a likely result (boldface mine): …it is so obvious where all of this is heading. President Trump tells a big lie that elections … Continue reading

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