Category Archives: Fucking Morons

Republican Voters Married The Guy Or Girl You’re Only Supposed To Date

Years ago, in the 1980s, there was a meeting at Democratic Party fundraiser Pamela Harriman‘s house attended by prominent Democratic officials. They were debating whether Democrats should “let Reagan be Reagan”–that is, let him have his way, allow things to … Continue reading

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How Else Did They Think This Would Play Out?

Sometimes, it’s really hard to be sympathetic (boldface mine): In the highly contentious battle to extinguish public worker rights, Iowa Republicans have attempted a divide-and-conquer approach to pit unions against each other. Their legislation splits public workers into two groups, … Continue reading

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In Bipartisan Fashion, Congress ‘Fixes’ Its Own Postal Service Screw Up

Consider this a case study in how Democrats lose. Years, the august solons of the U.S. Congress decided that the U.S. Postal Service (‘USPS’) would be forced to fund 75 years of retirement funds over a period of ten years–something … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party Is Failing To Demobilize Its Base. This Is Good.

No, demobilize wasn’t a typo. Traditionally, after winning elections, Democratic officials, apparatchiks, and strongly-aligned pundits go out of their way to demobilize rank-and-file Democrats. One way is to claim much of what they campaigned on is impossible to achieve. Another … Continue reading

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Vox Publishes Something Very Foolish About Public Schools

You’ll be shocked to learn that Vox, gentry-class organ extraordinaire, published something stupid about education reform. Remember: Vox is a wonderful publication along many dimensions. One of its virtues is that it provides constant exercises in how a few statistics … Continue reading

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It Will Be Critical To Keep The Pressure On Democrats: The DeVos Edition

Over the next two years, it’s going to be very hard for the Left (I use that term very broadly) to shift Republican officials on key elements of their platform. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen–or that we shouldn’t try–but … Continue reading

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Rich People Can Be Very Stupid: The Palm Beach Edition

And the sooner the rest of us figure this out, the better off we’ll all be. From a Boston Globe article describing Palm Beach’s (Florida) efforts to deal with rising sea levels (boldface mine): Of course, not everyone is convinced. … Continue reading

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