Category Archives: Democrats

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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Another Democratic Crisis

And I mean democratic with a little ‘d.’ Over the last week, several items crossed the transom that all share a common theme: The Pittsburgh police chief unilaterally decided that he would ignore City Council legislation to stop pulling drivers … Continue reading

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If Only Jha Knew Someone Important

Like, let’s say a president (boldface mine): As the United States enters its third full covid winter, a top administration official is warning that the permanence of the coronavirus in the disease landscape could mean brutal and long-lasting seasonal surges … 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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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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Will 2024 Be a Vaccine Election?

So asks Paul Krugman. I think it might be, but I hope not, since that means things have become very bad. Unlike Krugman, I don’t think it will be a referendum on COVID vaccination (Democrats would be ok if it … Continue reading

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Professional Democrats: The People Who Reward Their Supporters by Kicking Them in the Nuts

This is unfuckingbelievable (boldface mine): When Chief Judge Janet DiFiore abruptly resigned from New York’s highest court in July, Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul got the opportunity to reshape the bench, and to finally end the reign of the conservative majority. … 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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Warnock Wins

This is good. It helps with a whole bunch of procedural issues, such as appointing more judges. Of course, if professional Democrats hadn’t fucked up in multiple ways regarding the House, we would be much better off. One thing that … Continue reading

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