Tag Archives: Conservatism

Helping the hopeless

Once again, The New Yorker, like many daily newspapers where coastal elites dwell, dips a toe gingerly into the pool of poor white resentment. What Peter Hessler found will surprise no one since November 2016: Before Trump took office, people … Continue reading

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Animals in their death throes

The GOP in two hundred-fifty characters or less. Posting has been light this July as I go on vacation and finish a more hectic than usual summer semester (I teach all summer). But I couldn’t resist commenting on that missive … Continue reading

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Missouri legislators to women: stay home

Should you have the luck to land a job in Missouri and you’re a woman, you best hope your landlord doesn’t ask for medical records. Its senate has legislation that allows bosses and landlords to “discriminate against women who use … Continue reading

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The politics of cowardice

Thanks to the wizardly Mitch McConnell and his aides, the Affordable Care Act is set to transform into a bill authorizing tax cuts for millionaires and the vaporizing of Medicaid, the dream of the Ayn Rand-ites since 1964. Before readers … Continue reading

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Overreacting to loss aka the Democratic way

Take care, Jon Ossoff! Patrick Murphy, Jason Carter, and Michelle Nunn are waiting in the bar. When I posted about the Georgia Sixth race yesterday morning, I didn’t make a call — whatever for? For Ossoff to win a district … Continue reading

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The nonsense of marching against “Sharia law”

So marches against “Sharia law” are happening as I type. Fortunately, these marches celebrate the diversity of opinion regarding the interpretation of the Koran and the discussion among Muslims about what Sharia means. Pawl Bazile, who runs Proud Boy, a … Continue reading

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“The way to unlock the logjam in the House”

Never forget: Republicans believe if you’re poor you deserve no help because it’s your fault. Republicans searching for consensus on how to pay for tax cuts are beginning to weigh attacking spending in potentially sensitive areas of the budget. Senate … Continue reading

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Getting excited over the thought of President Pence

To celebrate the Beltway brand of centrism that guarantees admission to Chuck Todd’s show and screws over men and women who can’t afford Washington Post subscriptions, Dana Milbank muses on the excitement of seeing Michael Pence in the Oval Office. … Continue reading

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Trump isn’t getting impeached

It’s possible Daddy Long Arms, aka James Comey, relaxed in sweat pants, sandals and socks, and a yellow I LUV PUERTO RICO tee, will offer, to use a favorite Beltway adjective, bombshell testimony tomorrow. These revelations will dominate the news … Continue reading

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The GOP and trolling

Today’s New York Times has an account of how the GOP transformed from the party that got a Democratic Congress to sign the Clean Air Act into law and pushed for the Environmental Protection Agency became trollers pushing junk science: … Continue reading

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Democrats can’t win for losing

A couple of remarks regarding the Montana special election: I don’t get the pundits who have claimed that Rob Quist’s beating Greg Gianforte in the contest for the open house seat allows the GOP to, let me cite Chuck Todd, … Continue reading

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Trouble in the heartland

Many things have happened today: Russian intelligence agents discussed how to get suasion over candidate Donald Trump, the same president reveals locations of two America nuclear subs to the sociopath Filipino president who regards the drug war as an extension … Continue reading

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