Category Archives: U.S. Politics

Vote Tuesday

Being lazy has consequences. Don’t let it f*ck up the future.

The masochists are the real problem

(Updated Below) The folks at Balloon-Juice are ripping Andrew Sullivan a new one over a recent comment he made about liberals and taxes on the rich: Why are so many on the left incapable of acknowledging that many people who are rich – but, of course by no means all of them – earned it […]

Big money before good politics

Democrats are in a tight spot. The mid-term elections next month could cost them control of the House of Representatives. Why? The economy is in shambles and the electorate is ready to kick the bums out, even if it’s not the bums’ fault the mortgage bubble burst. Someone has to pay, right? But it didn’t have […]

Intended consequences

Companies like McDonalds that offer crappy health care plans are going to be forced to improve their health care coverage or drop their coverage entirely and help pay for better plans on the public exchanges. Despite what McDonalds and Republicans will tell you, that’s a feature, not a bug. Americans should expect a minimum baseline […]

Wall Street Congress

David Dayen at FDL has an interesting list of congress-folk who voted for the bank bailouts and then proceeded to vote against banking reform. In other words, they supported giving your money to failed – and already wealthy – bankers, and then wanted to make sure there was nothing in place to make future payouts […]

The best government their money can buy

Because Democrats didn’t blow up the Senate filibuster – like I told them to – we’ll be paying dearly for years to come (h/t Balloon Juice): Interest groups are spending five times as much on the 2010 congressional elections as they did on the last midterms, and they are more secretive than ever about where that money is […]

Not enough

Intercepting all of our telecommunications (including the internet) wasn’t enough. Now the U.S. government wants in to your Facebook account and encrypted BlackBerry emails: … officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to […]

That sound you hear…

… is the Democrat’s electoral fortunes rushing down the drain: Over all, the nation lost 54,000 jobs in August, the agency said, as state and local governments, many of them grappling with severe budget deficits, cut 1o,000 jobs last month. Another 114,000 temporary Census positions also came to an end. In all, governments cut 121,000 […]

History’s greatest monster

Jimmy Carter once again proves why he is, without a doubt, the best former President we’ve ever had: Former President Jimmy Carter left North Korea on Friday with Aijalon Mahli Gomes, an American who was sentenced to eight years of hard labor for illegally entering the country, the Carter Center said. Mr. Gomes was granted […]

What victory looks like

John McCain, who just yesterday won the Republican primary for Senate in Arizona, had this to say on Twitter a few days ago: I wonder if McCain will credit George W. Bush for the most recent signs of “victory.” In one of the broadest assaults on Iraq’s security forces, insurgents unleashed a wave of roadside […]