Category Archives: Democrats

The Radical Centrists

Horrible band name. A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted the following: Typically, when the machinations and pirouetting of West Virginian Democratic Senator Joe Manchin are discussed, it’s framed as Manchin is a Democrat who is trying to … Continue reading

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Green Lanternism and Changing the Game

Osita Nwanevu makes a critical point about Democrats and progressive policy (boldface mine): Between now and the midterm elections next year, we will hear from Democratic leaders that the solution is electing more Democrats and giving the party the resources … Continue reading

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Political Momentum

One of the worst political metaphors is the notion of political capital, as it suggests the ability to do things is a scarce resource that must be hoarded and preserved. At the risk of pissing off the physicists, we should … Continue reading

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Sen. Manchin Is an Ideologue

Typically, when the machinations and pirouetting of West Virginian Democratic Senator Joe Manchin are discussed, it’s framed as Manchin is a Democrat who is trying to keep his seat in a very conservative state. What this ignores is how much … Continue reading

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Democrats Need to Deliver Something Good. And Fast.

It doesn’t have to be all the things at once though. There’s a growing sense of disillusionment among the leftish types about the Biden administration. One thing that would help a lot is to actually do something. Unlike some, I’m … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Child Benefits Edition

Or as some asshole with a blog put it recently, “Give People Nice Things and Let Them See You Do It.” Instead of difficult to understand tax credits that no one realizes they’re getting, directly give them checks instead (boldface … Continue reading

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Give People Nice Things and Let Them See You Do It

Because, as we often say on this blog, people have to like this crap. Ryan Cooper (boldface mine): Frightened of waking the anti-welfare, anti-government beast, Democratic politicians have built convoluted means tests into their programs to make sure only the … Continue reading

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My HAWT TAEK on Georgia

If you haven’t heard, the two Democratic senate candidates won last night, meaning that Democrats would be tied with Republicans, 50-50, and Democratic Vice-President Harris, in her authority as vice president, could preside over the Senate and break ties–including choosing … Continue reading

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Under- and Overrepresentation

One of the minor annoyances of the last four years (because we’ve had some very big annoyances recently) is the idea that Trump Changed Everything, when many of the same patterns just continued onward. As some asshole with a blog … Continue reading

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The Iron Law of Institutions: The Latino Vote Edition

While it’s foolish to claim that any one politician can swing an entire demographic, the poorer-than-expected showing by Democrats among various segments of the Latino population might suggest that playing stupid games with popular Latino politicians isn’t the way to … Continue reading

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