Category Archives: Democrats

Proposed Platform: Fix All the Broken Sh*t

Or as we like to say around here, people have to like this crap. One theme I’ve tried to hit over the (many) years is that governance matters: the stated function of an institution actually has to function. I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats | Leave a comment

Can State and Local Democrats Use Power? The North Carolina Edition

A common malady of the professional Democrat is the unwillingness to play political hardball, to use power to accomplish policy ends. While that, I suppose, does have the saving grace of making them very unlikely to become authoritarians, it also … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death | Leave a comment

We Need to Vote for Law and Its Rule

And as much as I don’t like it, that means voting for Joe Biden. Mind you, this is from someone who had Biden at the bottom of his depth chart in the primary. I’m not saying he’ll be good–we’re not … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death, The Rule of Law | 1 Comment

I Don’t Think Democrats Are Going to DESTROY Postmaster General DeJoy

So next week, House Democrats are planning hearings about USPS’ interestingly-timed efforts to change how mail is delivered in the U.S. There has been a lot of eager anticipation of several Democrats’ future questioning (a couple of them actually don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, USPS | 1 Comment

USPS and an Atypical Reaction to a Democratic Response

With the ongoing attempt by Trump apparatchik and U.S. Postmaster General DeJoy to destroy the ability of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the mail (kind of a core function), many Democratic politicians took to the Intertoobz to condemn DeJoy. … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, USPS

Why I’m Nervous about the 2020 Presidential Election: It’s the Map, Stupid

And if Oliver Willis stumbles across this, he might yell at me for being pessimistic. Onward comrades… Leaving aside Biden’s flaws–and he still has them, but that’s preferable to a mass murderer–what worries me is the Electoral College. Consider this … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Voting | 7 Comments

The Ongoing Problem with National Democrats

It’s hard to look at the polling showing a Biden blowout in November, and not think things will go well. Between Trump et alia’s inability to stumble into halfway decent anti-COVID-19 policy and Trump’s inability to not be a ginormous … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats

Personnel Is Policy

And if we’re fortunate enough not to have a second Trump term, we need to pay attention to whom Biden appoints to key positions. In terms of economics, Robert Kuttner points out what rank-and-file Democrats need to get ready to … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Democrats, Economics | 1 Comment

On the Lincoln Project

Because I just can’t discuss our constant COVID-19 policy failures all the time. By now, you might have stumbled across a political ad by the Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican operatives and advisors who have committed themselves to … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 8 Comments

If We Had an Effective Federal Response to COVID-19…

…then what Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did would be grounds for resignation (boldface mine): Gilmore said they told her that a resident in the home had recently gone to the hospital, where she tested positive for COVID-19. The … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, COVID-19, Democrats, Fucking Morons