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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:11184
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Modern alchemy

By Carl Well, now... God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Then a trio of physicists said, "We have a simple idea for turning that light into matter" – and they may set off a race to demonstrate an idea first proposed 80 years ago. Show More Summary

Exporting our national experience

By Carl This is going to be an interesting and intriguing visit to Cooperstown by President Obama today: WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoting travel to the U.S. as a job creator, President Barack Obama is planning new steps to make it easierShow More Summary

Used teabags

By Carl I wrote a few weeks ago that the Tea Party was a drying wart on the American political landscape, a view cinched last night: Tactically, the Republican establishment is routing the Tea Party. The insurgency's backslide has been...Show More Summary

Never Forget?

By Capt. FoggIt's hard to find a coherent picture of Barack Obama in the roar of inflamed rhetoric. The rhetoric itself is incoherent, mixing accusations and metaphors with the most bizarre results -- and such is the passion for defamation it's probable that no consistent pattern will emerge for a generation. Show More Summary

Your basic quagmire

By Carl The more I think about the Chelsea (fka Bradley) Manning situation, the shape it takes gets more and more bizarre: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The Pentagon is considering transferring Ptv. [sic] Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison...Show More Summary

Private eyes are watching you

By Carl In all the uproar over government surveillance and the NSA wiretaps and what not, we seem to be ignoring a far greater invasion of our collective privacies: Celebrities can take back exits and limos with tinted windows to dodge...Show More Summary


By Carl So Karl Rove got caught with his tongue firmly up his ass cheek by one of his own media outlets and now he's been forced to jog back some comments: Last week, Karl Rove questioned her capacity for the White House and reportedly said she had brain damage. Show More Summary

Honey, we never had kids!

By Capt. FoggSomeone told me that the Church of the Latter Day Saints is the fastest growing religion in the world, but it isn't -- not if one can call a family of beliefs that share the philosophy that nothing you hear is true a religion. Show More Summary

As Republicans stick their heads even further up their asses, anthropogenic global warming continues to wreak havoc, with global catastrophe likely inevitable

By Michael J.W. Stickings From the Times: A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday. If the findings...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio is not Mr. Science

By Mustang Bobby Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declaimed on climate change on Sunday: "I don't agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact on what's happening in our climate," he said on ABC's "This Week." "Our climate is always changing. Show More Summary

Democrats are always black presidents

By Frank Moraes For a long time, I've puzzled over something. Why has the conservative treatment of Obama been almost exactly the same as the treatment of Bill Clinton. Yes, there have been little differences. For example, no one ever claimed that Clinton wasn't qualified to be president because he wasn't born in America. Show More Summary

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Is Spinning in her Grave. Laughing.

By Carl Who would ever have thought that the five stages of grief could apply to politics? And yet, Nick Gillespie (!) and The Daily Beast give us the first hard evidence that the GOP has reached acceptance: Last month, even as President...Show More Summary

Se Delan: "Beneath the Sea"

By Michael J.W. Stickings I must really like Se Delan. This is the third song I've posted from their fantastic debut album The Fall in just the past couple of weeks. (The others: "Tonight" and "Dirge.") (I really do.) This is my favourite track off the album. Enjoy!

Charles Krauthammer doesn't know science

By Frank Moraes Going back briefly to the Jonathan Chait article I mentioned earlier, there is one thing that Charles Krauthammer said that really bugged me. It's been quoted various places but no one seems to have noticed the contradiction, so I figured that I should point it out. Show More Summary

Sarah Jarosz: "Mile on the Moon" and "1,000 Things"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Here's the wonderful Sarah Jarosz -- about whom I've blogged here and here -- performing "Mile on the Moon" and "1,000 Things" from 2013's Build Me Up from Bones on Austin City Limits. Enjoy!

Failed state: Kansas's experiment with conservative economic policy

By Mustang Bobby The state of Kansas was supposed to be the laboratory of the conservative prosperity theory: cut taxes to the bone and the free market will take off: hey presto, Emerald City! So how's that working out? In Kansas, Republicans dominate the state government. Show More Summary

Liberals ? Democracy

By Frank Moraes Jonathan Bernstein has written a really interesting article, "Democrats' Electoral College Edge." Who'd a thunk it? I've generally thought of the Electoral College as being something that benefited Republicans because of the tiny red states that get more than their fair share of electoral oomph. Show More Summary

Reality Bites Reality Show

By Capt. FoggI think we have to hold this truth self-evident: bigotry doesn't pay. Bible-Based or not, and even expressed in private, Racism, Homophobia, and Bigotry can cost you almost everything. Nobody will hire you other than Fox...Show More Summary

How unions are unfairly scapegoated for Detroit's woes

By Marc McDonald There are many reasons for the catastrophic decline of the once-mighty U.S. auto industry over the decades. But it's unfair and inaccurate to point the main finger of blame at unions, the usual scapegoat. The world's two dominant auto-exporting nations are Germany and Japan. Show More Summary

So... about that global warming...

By Carl You think maybe folks in west Texas are starting to take the hint? Barham says residents [of Wichita Falls, Texas] have cut water use by more than a third, but water supplies are still expected to run out in two years. So the...Show More Summary

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