The Public Option and the Unenthusiastic Left

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 7:10 pm

The Affordable Care Act was a tremendous Democratic victory, so why all the grousing from the left?

Confessions of a Sugar Daddy

By: Thursday August 12, 2010 6:16 am

They are employees of mine and on my payroll, but I am not their boss, I am Obama’s boss and it annoys me that his employee has insulted mine, especially when their primary goal is for President Obama’s success.

Top Kill: The Latest Idea On Stopping Oil Eruption Into Gulf

By: Sunday May 9, 2010 6:45 am

After failing to slow the spew of oil into the Gulf of Mexico with a big can, the next kitchen sink is rubbers. No shit.

How to Cap a Well

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 4:08 pm

With the recent Gulf Oil catastrophe, a simple explanation is needed to understand the mechanics involved.

Where I Take On Katrina vanden Heuvel

By: Sunday January 3, 2010 12:45 pm

Editor of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel (can I call you Kat?) posted her outlook for 2010, and walks us down memory lane of past lefty upheavals, pausing particularly on the failure of Bill Clinton to pass health care reform.

Deadlines For Thee, But None For Me

By: Wednesday May 16, 2007 4:30 pm

President Rexall Ranger just luuuvs him some deadlines. Remember this from March 17, 2003? Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict, commenced at a time of our choosing. For their own safety, all foreign nationals — including journalists and inspectors — [...]

They Make Deals

By: Monday January 15, 2007 6:00 pm

I came across this article the other day via Digby. It seems that I.R.S. supervisors are putting tight deadlines on auditors of corporations and limiting inquiries to predetermined areas negotiated by the corporations and the I.R.S. David Cay Johnston of the New York Times: Top officials at the Internal Revenue Service are pushing agents to [...]

Thank You, President Bush

By: Saturday January 13, 2007 6:00 pm

Sincerely. Before you took office, I was consumed by my own short-sighted personal interests and left political activism to others. After all, in the grand scheme of things, my vote and voice meant very little, and besides, I had to "put food on the family". But in the 2000 election the vote was too close [...]

Double Down Presidency

By: Saturday September 2, 2006 6:00 pm

  In an awkward pivot from Bush’s failed Katrina response anniversary, the President tries to drum up support for additional wars with Iran and Syria, heading toward the 9/11 anniversary, while stuck in the Iraqi debacle. Some choice excerpts of his speech on August 31, 2006. The enemies of liberty come from different parts of [...]

…And Down the Stretch We Come

By: Sunday August 20, 2006 9:30 am

The Connecticut Primary reminded me of George and Lorraine and Biff. You remember, from Back To The Future. Mild mannered, always polite and courteous, George McFly was constantly ridiculed and beset by the foul, uncouth and obnoxious Biff. It’s just the way it was. Biff nearly broke George’s arm, and still, he would not defend [...]

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