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09/30/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
The GOP’s elephant in the room
Categories :: Republicans Jeff Jacoby, the Boston Globe’s resident conservative, doesn’t usually get it. Most of his columns - reality-based disconnects of Heritage Foundation fantasies and talking-point drafts for the Limbaugh crowd - leave the thoughtful reader either slackjawed or in stitches. But...


09/28/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
The president’s funk could be bad news
Categories :: George W. Bush I once heard the actor James Cagney reminisce with eloquent brevity about his hard-drinking father. By the time of the younger Cagney’s adolescence, pop, he said, had swilled himself into that psychological vortex of “a good man going downhill fast.”...


09/26/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Now for something completely different
Categories :: Bush Administration The most uplifting piece of political commentary I have read in years - and I mean that literally - has come from the pen of none other than right-winger Robert Novak. His column last week filled me with hope. I...


09/24/05 :: By Drew Johnston
The Friday Evening Political Test
Categories :: Blogging on Blogging This is going to be a major blogosphere meme before long, I'm sure, so I might as well join in early. A new political test has shown up (check it out here). According to the test, I'm a socialist leaning...


09/23/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Right answers, wrong questions
Categories :: Bush Administration Bush’s approval rating is finally beginning to slide into Herbert Hoover territory. He has a long history of doing what he shouldn’t have and not doing what he should have; and voters, whose political consciousness always suffers from attention deficit,...


09/22/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Return to the Borders
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Everyone's favorite paranoid vigilantes return to the southern border.




09/21/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Abbott and Costello Meet Reality
Categories :: Bush Administration In a speech at Brown University, John Kerry said Katrina had "stripped away any image of competence and exposed to all the true heart and nature of this administration. The truth is that for four and a half years, real...


09/19/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Rich beyond opinion
Categories :: Bush Administration In a perfect world every Bush supporter would be required by law to read Frank Rick of the New York Times. Of course, in a perfect world there would be no need for such a law, because a president by...


09/16/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
“March of the Pinheads”
Categories :: Fundamentalism We didn’t need more evidence of the Christian right and its socially conservative allies having gone completely ‘round the bend, but they have graciously provided it anyway. In a New York Times piece titled “March of the Conservatives: Penguin Film...


09/14/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Conservatism’s favorite fallacy
Categories :: Conservatives In the context of weighing racial and class-based factors in the federal government’s woeful response to Katrina, the Washington Post related this succinct portrayal of the president’s political philosophy with respect to combating poverty: “In the place of traditional poverty...


09/12/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Demagoguing failure
Categories :: Republicans It is often astounding to read what passes for brilliant strategic thinking these days. You’ve read the newspaper stories and watched the talk shows in which “party strategist” after “party strategist” bloviates on the contours of contemporary politics - a...


09/09/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Da Grate Communikator
Categories :: It was one of those did-it-really-say-that? instances, a flash of disbelief at the astoundingly inane in print. But there it was, nevertheless, in yesterday’s opening to a Washington Post editorial: “President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina has been, to put...


09/08/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Indulging George
Categories :: Bush Administration George Lakoff, the political guru who wields cognitive linguistics as an analytical weapon, has written extensively about what you might call tough-love conservatism and how the mental framework of tough love (theoretically) dominates hard-core conservatives’ thinking and their behavior toward...


09/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It’s the National Security, Stupid
Categories :: Bush Administration

Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, we now know the true extent of the Bush Administration's committment to national security.




09/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Cognitive Dissonance on the Right
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Republicans

GOPsters do an about face on two key issues, showing how absolutley nuts they are.




09/06/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Our re-inflatable president
Categories :: The Bush administration’s handling of the Katrina crisis has been inspiring. It has inspired red-staters, at long last, to shake their heads in disbelief at their superstar’s staggering cluelessness. It has inspired conservative pols to run for cover while pointing...


09/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Queen Mother Speaks!
Categories :: Class Warfare

Someone needs to give Barbara Bush a cup of "Shut the Hell Up."




09/01/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Conservation and the Wrath of Nature
Categories :: Environment

With gas prices skyrocketing, we must ponder - how will we live after the oil apocalypse?




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06/10/05

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