Category Archives: Fucking Morons

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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COVID-19 and a Tale of Two Gyms

Last week, a report from the Chicago Department of Public Health described an outbreak that happened at a Chicago gym. When I first started arguing on behalf of prevalence measures to inform policies, I used the example, admittedly from May, … 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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They Just Don’t Understand

Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran a tour de force piece about all of the Trump Administration’s failures in combating COVID-19. It alternates between infuriating and saddening. There isn’t that much that’s new, but when you see it all … 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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Professional Democrats (Still) Need to Learn How to Make Alternative Narratives

Will Wilkerson has some very good observations about why Republican failures on COVID-19 weren’t the game changer many thought they would be (boldface mine): Mr. Trump abdicated responsibility, shifting the burden onto states and municipalities with busted budgets. He then … Continue reading

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We Are Not Free During an Out of Control Pandemic

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision to allow sectarian dogma to override pandemic regulations, this observation about de facto freedom during the pandemic seems relevant (boldface mine): Here’s a question for all red-blooded liberty-loving American patriots: Who has … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: Give Them All the Things

If there is a political slogan this blog lives by, it’s ‘people have to like this crap.’ And people like having things. That’s why all the preemptive caterwauling about a proposal floated by Sen. Chuck Schumer for an executive order … Continue reading

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Some Friday Schadenfreude: the Voter Suppression Edition

In the midst of…[gestures wildly at everything], we shouldn’t deny ourselves the pleasures of schadenfreude. As you might have guessed, this is a post about Donald Trump. We go to the state of Georgia (boldface mine): In an interview with … Continue reading

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We Could Have Effective COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance, Even with the Crappy U.S. Healthcare System

I’ve been meaning to get to this Washington Post article about how genomic sequencing of COVID-19 is being used in the UK to assist in tracking outbreaks, and in the U.S…. not so much. What got me off my posterior … Continue reading

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