Category Archives: Progressives

Sometimes in Politics, Timing Is Everything

In one of my daily roundups, I noted that, in D.C.’s local elections, anti-policing sentiment might have pushed one candidate over the top. Well, here’s the full story–the setup (boldface mine): Janeese Lewis George didn’t think her views on policing … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Progressives

Accountability, Arrogance, and NIMBY

Over the long weekend, there was a fantastic article about a key element of the housing crisis in many urban metropolitan areas: NIMBY progressives (NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard). This is one reason, among many, why I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Housing, Progressives, Urban Planning

Workers: Still Not Getting An Equal Seat At The Progressive High Table

This is not what I want to see from progressive organizations (boldface mine): Colorado Planned Parenthood executives, with help from President Donald Trump’s labor board appointees, are fighting their health center workers’ unionization efforts in a case that could set … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Progressives | 2 Comments

Lessons To Be Learned From Kathy Griffin

If you’ve been on the intertubes at all, you might have come across a storm of indignation directed at comedian Kathy Griffin over what was a really tasteless, violent display directed at Trump. She was widely condemned by both pro- … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Progressives | 6 Comments

With 570+ Days of Presidential Campaign To Look Forward To…

…a little satire is just what I need (boldface mine): Hillary Clinton’s Announcement Paves Way for Progressives to Abandon Principles Very Early in 2016 Election Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated announcement that she will run for president in the 2016 election paves … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Progressives

Why Does Obama Want to Kill the Post Office?

Recently, historian Adolph Reed has come under criticism for pointing out that the left is a political non-entity (Kevin Drum has also been criticized for making a similar point). What I don’t get about these progressive apologists is that some … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, Progressives, You've Got Mail But Not For Long!

The Disappearing NAEP Scores

Admittedly, the last couple of weeks have had a lot of newsworthy events (or at least spectacular ones). Still, the absence of liberal/progressive attention to the recent NAEP student performance results is truly odd, as Bob Somerby describes (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Progressives | 1 Comment

Purchasing Pundits: The Ezra Klein Edition?

So this came across the Twitterz recently: How much is the insurance industry paying Ezra Klein? Probably $15,000-$25,000 — Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) April 9, 2013 If you don’t follow the links, Washington Post policy blogger Ezra Klein is … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Ethics, Healthcare, News Media, Progressives, Public Speaking

Note to Krugman: The Role of the Public Intellectual Is to Speak Truth to Power, Not to Apologize For Power’s Misuse

Like many who actually don’t think devil-take-the-hindmost is good public policy, I’m incredibly disappointed in this post by NY Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman. This is not hard. This is not “agonizing.” Quite simply, it is indecent. It should … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Progressives, Social Security | 4 Comments

Why Technobrat Pundits Drive Me Nuts

Well, there are a lot of reasons why, but this takedown of Dylan Matthews sums it up nicely (boldface mine): Matthews, a fresh-out-of-Harvard writer for Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog at the Post, is one of a new breed of journalists: the … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Progressives, Statistics | 2 Comments