In Defense of Incrementalism
Dec12

In Defense of Incrementalism

Jonathan Chait writing in New York Magazine about Senator Marco Rubio’s “dodges” on the budget deficit and incrementalism as it relates to immigration reform: On the budget, Rubio delivered the Republican weekly radio address, and his message was more of the old-timey religion: We must get the national debt under control. Tax increases will not solve our $16 trillion debt. Only economic growth and a reform of...

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Can the GOP Win Without the Crazies?
Nov08

Can the GOP Win Without the Crazies?

Birthers, truthers, paranoids, conspiracists — the whole angry, resentful, frightened mob of right wingers who make up a good portion of the Republican base scares the wholly living hell out of most of the rest of us. They exist on a different plane of reality — uncomfortable with deep thinking, irrational when their delusions are challenged, and unable to climb out of the echo chamber in which they find comfort and...

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The Right Will Draw the Wrong Conclusions from an Obama Victory
Nov06

The Right Will Draw the Wrong Conclusions from an Obama Victory

Unless a lot of voters have been lying to pollsters — and I’m not entirely dismissing the notion, although probably not in numbers to drastically effect the race — Barack Obama will win re-election to a second term. It is likely to be a near thing in the popular vote, but not a nail biter in the electoral college. A billion dollars buys a lot of organization and the Obama team should once again be congratulated for...

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God and Man at the DNC
Sep07

God and Man at the DNC

So, the Democrats hate God. How do I know? I read it on the internet — at least, that portion of the internet that belongs to right wing crazies: Are you a God hater? The Democrat party is for YOU, then. Bunch of godless paganistic freaks. I hate these people, yes I HATE these people. HATE, HATE, HATE. Yes, ok — I get it. Video doesn’t lie. Democrats booed after they put the name of God back in their party platform....

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A Declaration of RINOhood
Sep04

A Declaration of RINOhood

I have been branded with the epithet “RINO” by most of the internet right — at least, those who view themselves as true blue, or “real” conservatives. But “RINO” may be a misnomer. I have never been a “party man” in the almost 8 years the Nuthouse has been on the net, although I have had my partisan moments to be sure. The ideologues who have tarred me with what they believe to be...

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