Tag Archives: Liberalism

Howard Dean: ‘You cannot win if you are afraid’

In 2003 I dismissed Howard Dean as a lightweight. A New Yorker profile indicating that the Vermont governor started thinking about problems overseas after reading a copy of Foreign Affairs on a plane struck me as damning, and while I … Continue reading

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If you don’t like the effect, don’t produce the cause: Nelson Rockefeller

Look at the winners of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Joni Ernst? The United Nations is going to take your children and guns. Tom Cotton? The Affordable Care Act is a food stamp bill. Nelson Rockefeller could have paid for seventeen special … Continue reading

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‘You’re not patriotic just because you back whoever’s in power today or their policies’

Edward Snowden, whom Charles Pierce calls the International Man of Luggage, talks to The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen. Too lengthy to excerpt, it covers the iPhone 6′s encryption measures (done after the tech companies learned what … Continue reading

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‘I never played Fort Sumter’

So the City of South Miami’s commission voted on this proposal: “North Florida is approximately 120 feet above sea level while the average elevation of South Florida is less than 50 feet with a very large portion of South Florida … Continue reading

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‘You can’t love the job and hate the job creators’ 

Thank you, Tony Coelho, Bill Clinton, and Rahm Emmanuel. Because of your efforts, voters won’t distinguish between a GOP that believes in plutocracy and a Democratic Party that believes in a diluted version of same. This is certainly no Tea … Continue reading

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“Incumbents get the credit when voters think the economy’s improving”

A sickening story explaining how Charlie Crist blew a double digit lead over Rick Scott. Much of the conclusions, I admit, are incoherent to the average voter; watchers of “Meet the Press” might revel in such things though. The most … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader and the collapse of the Democratic left

Every few weeks one of these gets commissioned and an editor publishes it: the sick soul of the Democratic Party gets exorcised from its suppurating host. Bill Curry’s piece has incoherences: traditional populists of both parties didn’t believe in raising … Continue reading

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