Category Archives: Politicians Being Politicians

Liberals should stop and frisk Bill de Blasio

Over at The Nation, a debate is raging over whether students at Brown University acted inappropriately when they shouted down New York police chief Ray Kelly, preventing him from delivering an undoubtedly dull lecture about the power and glory of … Continue reading

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The siren call of electoral politics

It happens every November (and sometimes it never goes away): otherwise seemingly intelligent people get stupid and put their faith in politicians who without fail will, predictably, betray them — cut the “betrayed” crap, please. Each corrupt incumbent is replaced … Continue reading

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Good!

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent writes: As many commentators have noted, the Gulf oil spill may pose a serious threat to one of the most important aspects of Obama’s presidency: his effort to restore public confidence in government as competent, as … Continue reading

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Same speech, different day

In a stunning betrayal of his base that comes as a surprise to all, Barack Obama this week chose to side with wealthy oil and gas interests over the environmentalists that helped get him elected and who — despite the … Continue reading

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Stewart v. O’Reilly: a battle of the deluded

The winner of the unedited version of the Jon Stewart/Bill O’Reilly show according to the liberal blogosphere is naturally the Comedy Central host, which, frankly, is like winning an arm wrestling match against someone who has no arms. But while … Continue reading

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Eric Cantor blasts U.S. interventionism

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) is a hawkish conservative lawmaker who strongly supported the Bush administration’s militaristic foreign policy and has blasted President Obama for being insufficiently imperialistic. That’s why it was so surprising when, during a trip this … Continue reading

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Grand Old Hypocrisy

Sentient beings may find the claim that conservatives have no interest in using the force of government to shape people’s behavior a bit amusing in light of their positions on the war on drugs, reproductive rights and a million other … Continue reading

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