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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Republicans just don't want reform

By Frank Moraes Jonathan Chait wrote an excellent article yesterday, "Springtime for Obamacare." In it, he goes through a number of arguments that conservatives have made about Obamacare and discusses how recent events have refuted them. Show More Summary

CNN asks if "space aliens, time travelers or beings from another dimension" caused MH370's disappearance

By Michael J.W. Stickings I haven't blogged about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, nor about the media coverge, but I've tweeted about it a lot, especially that first month when CNN in particular was in full-on crazy-obsessed mode. Show More Summary

Obamacare is now a losing issue for Republicans

By Michael J.W. Stickings Oh, Republicans. So desperate, so very desperate, and yet it's all just slipping away: Republicans struggled to land punches against ObamaCare in a hearing Wednesday, as responses from insurance companies deflated several lines of questioning. Show More Summary

Republican shit-making dredges up the IRS "scandal" again

By Michael J.W. Stickings It's back. And by "it," I mean the IRS "scandal" that Republicans spent so much effort last year trying to turn into a smoking gun of Obama White House corruption and Democratic partisan evildoing: The House...Show More Summary

Why now for Monica Lewinsky?

By Carl Monica Lewinsky has an article in this month's Vanity Fair in which she opens up about The Affair. I don't really have to tell you which one, do I? Unless you are younger than 20, maybe 21, it would have been really hard not to be at least dimly aware of the incident that may have brought down a president. Show More Summary

Vimeo of the Day: "Technicolour Alaska"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Here's a gorgeous timelapse video by Alexis Coram: I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights... That glimpse turned into an extravaganza... a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd... Show More Summary

Craziest Republican of the Day: Steve Hickey (for yet another insane rant against anal sex)

By Michael J.W. Stickings Bigot, moron, and overall piece of shit Steve Hickey was back in the news on Monday with another rant about anal sex -- and, more to the point, against homosexuality, which of course he doesn't like very much: To say that Steve Hickey is repulsed by anal sex is to say that South Dakota winters are a bit cold. Show More Summary

Jay Rockefeller speaks the truth about Obama and Republican racism

By Michael J.W. Stickings Politico: Sen. Jay Rockefeller unloaded on lawmakers Tuesday, accusing some of blocking efforts to solve urgent problems during Barack Obama's presidency "because he's the wrong color." Rockefeller (D-W.Va.),...Show More Summary

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