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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

Swamp Rabbit and I huddled next to the wood stove and pored over a cheery Christmas article by economist Arthur C. Brooks, who wants people to make an attitude adjustment regarding possessions. He urges readers to “collect experiences, not things,” and to “steer clear of excessive usefulness” meaning don’t make it a rule to do […]

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‘Oh God, it’s Mom’

Two brothers who are also political operatives appeared on CSPAN. (One’s a Democrat, and the other’s a Republican.) Their mother called in. Just watch. Bookmark It

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It has no real meaning, other than its resemblance to the annoyance of a buzzing fly: WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administrative actions on immigration, which could grant deportation relief to up to 5 million people, go beyond “beyond prosecutorial discretion” and are therefore unconstitutional. The […]

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After the NRA put a target on his back: The Senate narrowly confirmed a new surgeon general whose nomination was delayed for months in a fight over his comments alleging that guns are public health issue. The confirmation represents a victory for gun control advocates, even as recent polling has shown Americans moving in the […]

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Afternoon reads

How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel’s war for Gaza’s gas. Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities, and Congress isn’t helping, mayors say I Was Gang Raped at a U-VA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything Bookmark It

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Lowell Fulson: Bookmark It

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Oh, if only Ed Rendell cared as much about the working class as he does about the Eagles: TRENTON — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell unleashed on Gov. Chris Christie’s football preferences on the radio today, calling New Jersey’s executive “pathetic” for being a Dallas Cowboys fan. Rendell, a former two-term governor and former Philadelphia […]

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Geeze, they’re not even subtle anymore. If there was any doubt that the fox was in the henhouse, this little episode has clarified things considerably, am I right? Think about this: The president of the United States and unindicted criminal Jamie Dimon were working together to push a bill that will bail out Wall Street’s […]

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Party at Jamie Dimon’s house! Looks like this thing passed the House. Goes to Senate now. pic.twitter.com/EY0HKuYsex — GovExec (@GovExec) December 12, 2014 Never bet against torturers or Wall Street. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 12, 2014 And the conservative/Libertarian base is all excited because nothing says conservative small gov like another Wall St bailout. […]

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Seems like she’s done a great job of organizing the Dems against it, too: Bookmark It

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