Surviving the Melodramocracy

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 9:30 am

Republicans have spent decades branding Democrats as anti-capitalist collectivists bent on the destruction of private property and free enterprise. In the Right’s propa-melodrama, the leftist locomotive flattens virtuous Little Nell’s of capitalism after tying them to the railroad tracks of taxes with the ropes of regulation.

The character inversion is pure genius.

Another Fine Mess

By: Sunday July 31, 2011 10:50 am

First, damn it, it’s not a Debt Crises. It’s a Default Crisis. The Right Wing has once again succeeded in getting the media to adopt its frame. Debt didn’t cause this crisis. Teabaggers bent on destruction caused it.

These Are The Times

By: Sunday October 17, 2010 9:30 am

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” Thomas Paine said that, and I wish I could ask him, “What times aren’t?” Still, whatever else they are these are our times. And, however obviously true that is, it is painful to confess.

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