It’s Not Me, It’s You

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 8:00 pm

One of the few perks of being a liberal in a right-wing era is that bitter experience has made us veritable experts in handling rejection in a psychologically healthy (if politically disastrous) way. This is a highly adaptive trait on a personal level; when dumped, one doesn’t blame the dumper, and both inwardly and outwardly seeks the sort of self-improvement that might avert a recurrence. When the shoe is on the other foot, we don’t blame the scorned for their shortcomings, but resort to such charitable lies as the shopworn but still usually convincing, “It’s not you; it’s me.”

 

Late Night: Resistance Is Futile

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 8:00 pm

On wars, taxation, social services, and almost everything else, the government and media now agree that the majority of Americans are, well, mistaken, and they’re letting us know with their LRAD’s and editorials, respectively. And why wouldn’t they? As George Bush said, “History? We’ll all be dead.” And for once, he wasn’t lying.

Into the breach, dear “centrists”, into the breach

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 1:30 am

With Lieberman, Snowe, and especially Ben Nelson leaving, our nation was threatened with losing the people our nation’s pundits love (until they might fill their Sunday morning chairs) — the elusive, yet pervasive, “reasonable” person.

It couldn’t be more depressing

By: Monday August 15, 2011 1:30 am

The debate continues, weakness or all part of the plan?

The Red Budget Of Courage

By: Friday April 22, 2011 6:01 pm

The Village’s definition of “courage” makes about as sense as its definition of “shared sacrifice.”

Save it for Broder

By: Wednesday January 19, 2011 1:30 am

Nobody follows tradition like the Washington Posts and lame obituaries

Sunday Late Night: OmbudsAndy Takes Broder’s Word For It

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 8:01 pm

The Washington Post’s dwindling readership — and young journalists who look up to Broder — would do well to keep in mind that Broder’s views may not be his own. They may be purchased by a recent lobby shop, as a speaking fee.

Calling Out Spin is What We Do

By: Saturday June 19, 2010 9:00 am

Very Serious Journalists, like James Risen, may look down their noses at bloggers, imagining us at our keyboards in our pajamas. They can laugh, but the kind of journalism practiced by FDL is running rings around them. “He said/she said” may work for the Village media, but FDL aims to sort out who’s right and why, and then tries to make things better. If FDL’s version of journalism appeals to you, we could use a little financial support to make things even better down the road.

The Politico Villagers Go Deer Hunting!

By: Thursday November 26, 2009 1:30 pm

Yesterday on Morning Joe on MSNBC, Mike Allen of Politico proudly announced that he, the managing editor at Politico, John Harris, and Politico executive editor Jim VanderHei all went on their first deer hunt Monday. Must have been some event!

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