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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

Mitch is going down

Good news, people! Click here to donate: WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are reversing course and putting campaign cash behind Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday said it has asked stations in Kentucky to set aside $650,000 in ad time to help Grimes. […]

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Well, there you have it: A prominent Republican admitting the GOP needs to control voting machines — er, “mechanisms” to win! Chris Christie spells out the consequences of putting Democrats in the governors’ mansions: Accurate vote counts. Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than ever before, saying Tuesday that Republicans […]

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So David Brooks wrote this about Ebola hysteria: The critics point out that these people are behaving hysterically, all out of proportion to the scientific risks, which, of course, is true. But the critics misunderstand what’s going on here. Fear isn’t only a function of risk; it’s a function of isolation. We live in a […]

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Why, I know exactly what we’ll do — we’ll pretend it never happened! Because it muddies the narrative, don’t you know: DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian Army appears to have fired cluster munitions on several occasions into the heart of Donetsk, unleashing a weapon banned in much of the world into a rebel-held city with […]

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Not that Dems are never indicted, of course, but Republicans are frequently notable for the sheer depth and width of their crimes: Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his […]

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I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that one of the subjects is a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts: As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has helped Charlie Baker with millions of dollars worth of ads supporting his Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign. But that’s not the only way he may be […]

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Good. This must be driving those Dallas cops crazy: They call themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named after the co-founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense. Like the defunct organization which called for reform of community policing, demanding that police come from the neighborhoods they serve, the Huey P. Newton Gun […]

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I have to admit, I didn’t even bother reading the article praising Obama when that issue came in the mail — because Krugman, of all people, should know better. (Once Matt Taibbi left, I figured Jann Wenner would have to justify the magazine’s all-out push for Obama in the 2007 primaries.) Turns out I wasn’t […]

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What is the big fucking deal? People are poor now, more people than ever. Yes, they have jobs — shitty jobs. Most likely, more than one job, which might make it look better than it is. People are killing themselves, running just to stay afloat. Do they want medals? Fuck these cheerleaders, the people in […]

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You see, Republicans aren’t impressed by credentials — it’s more about who you know — even when you have a public health crisis: Some of you may be worried that the spreading Ebola outbreak landed in Ohio on a Frontier Airlines flight from Texas a few days ago.  But have no fears.  You can all rest easy knowing that a medical professional […]

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