Tag Archives: Liberalism

The Democrats’ local election problem

Like the GOP in 2012, the DNC commissioned a study of What Went Wrong following congressional losses in 2014. The conclusion, as Chris Cillizza sees it: Traditionally, Democrats — and, in particular, the party’s major donors — have not been … Continue reading

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STFU, anti-vacc left

Watching the talk shows last night for as long as it took to finish a glass of water, I gotta admit that I thought the same thing as Charles Pierce: So this is what I’m thinking. The Republicans will use … Continue reading

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“Identity grants experience”

J. Bryan Lowder wrote the best response to Jonathan Chait’s essay about identity politics. I wasn’t kind to Chait myself. For one, he’s not the Iraq War supporter and netroots skeptic from whom I want complaints about rude progressives. Lowder: … Continue reading

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Jonathan Chait, casualty of political correctness

Jonathan Chait is a professional Democrat writing for New York magazine. This means he makes a decent living excoriating, often well, Republican attacks on the president. It also means he’s obtuse, often horrifyingly so. In his defense, it’s often more … Continue reading

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The can-do spirit of Beltway consensus

Internal pal Karl Malone fleeces the WaPo’s congressional reporter’s article about the efforts by House liberals, encouraged by Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, to gum up the passage of Democratic legislators and the White House’s attempt to destroy Barack Obama’s achievements … Continue reading

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RIP The New Republic

I’m deep in the weeds in Disneyworldania, so apologies for the light blogging. I couldn’t ignore the news that The New Republic in its current form will vanish; the uproar overlooks how much The New Republic has played to form … Continue reading

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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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