Category Archives: We’re Really Fucked

SCOTUS’ Inchoate Anti-Vaccinationism

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s decision to prevent OSHA from enacting a mask mandate with a vaccination opt-out (it’s not a vaccination mandate) isn’t surprising. This is the sort of half-assed jurisprudence the radical Republicans on the Court regularly engage in, … Continue reading

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Manchin Was Negotiating in Bad Faith All Along

So this came across the transom–and most establishment Democrats belatedly agree with it: Manchin on WV radio saying he knew from the beginning he wouldn't support BBB, but let Democrats negotiate. That he got to his "wits end" after staff … Continue reading

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Blaming Everyone but Themselves

Have no doubt that, if (and that’s a very likely if) Democrats lose the Senate or the House, moderate Democrats will blame the left for their failures. There’s just one problem with that (boldface mine): It is true that some … Continue reading

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Over 750,000 Dead and Most of Our Elected Leaders Will Pay No Price for It

In a very good piece, Brian Beutler makes an excellent observation (boldface mine): What troubles me even more than the governing errors, though, is the fact that Republicans were able to become competitive anywhere in any blue territory in the … Continue reading

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Narcissism in the Senate

Admittedly, describing a senator as a narcissist is a relative term: none of them are possessed of low self-regard to say the least. But Ed Burmilla raises a good point about what two narcissists, West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin … Continue reading

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Legalizing Undemocracy

With hundreds of thousands needlessly dead from COVID-19, it’s hard to say we got lucky with Trump. But when it comes to authoritarianism, we were fortunate in that he is lazy, impulsive, and ignorant. But this is the 2024 scenario … Continue reading

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My HAWT TAEK on Last Night’s Debate

As Eddie Pepitone has said previously about Trump, “We’ve been fucked before. But not like this. This is not subtle.” When the president concludes by asking right wing paramilitaries to disrupt voting and intimidate voters, it makes everything else seem … Continue reading

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Public Health Big Data: The Wages of Privatization

I spent a significant part of my career in and around these kinds of data, and I think the article below, while very good in terms of description of the failures of COVID-19 data collection, misses the larger picture: this … Continue reading

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Cars and Suburbia: Why I Am Pessimistic About a Green New Deal

Let me preface this with noting that, as an organizing principle, the Green New Deal (GND) is pretty good. But I’ve had doubts about the GND doing much to significantly curb U.S. CO2 emissions, and this excellent column by Gordon … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Should Run For President. As A Republican

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to run for the Democratic presidential nomination–and he has a Kunning Plan! (boldface mine): Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news empire, is preparing to run for president as a Democrat, … Continue reading

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