Category Archives: politics

Straw Men Don’t Repair the Universe

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Time was, the Albany office of the Department of Motor Vehicles lived up to its stereotype: dingy, chaotic, and staffed with ornery people — or, to be fair, people probably rendered ornery by their dingy and chaotic surroundings. Continue reading

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How Manly Men Respond

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In the real world , this would appear to be a non-story:

In an e-mail to the McCain campaign, Opinion Page Editor David Shipley said he could not accept the piece as written, but would be “pleased, though, to look at another draft.” Continue reading

The Quadrennial CYA Quest

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On Chris Matthews’ Sunday Gaborama, an icicle of insight:

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Big Clunky Machines

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Ever since I was little I voted. Even when I was in (what at the time was called) Junior High, there were these big honking lever voting machines we’d use for student council voting — just to give us a feel for how the real grown-ups voted. I voted on those same big steel lever machine in in 2006 because  (drumroll) Continue reading

Priveleges of Being Commander Guy

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Congress’s oversight authority derives from its implied powers in the Constitution. So when Congress wants to oversee anything related to the Bush Administration, the Bush Administration and anyone who worked for the Bush administration who is so inclined, repond thusly: Continue reading

Line in the Sand — at Low Tide?

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For the record, Barack Obama appears still capable of taking an actual stand on something. The text of his letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club in California. Continue reading

Truth and Patty Cake

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It seems this is the outrage of the weekend:

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