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Blog Post Archive

Day's End and Night Watch

I've decided not to live-blog tonight's GOP candidate "forum" in New Hampshire, but I will be watching it and will offer some comments in the morning. Here are some remains...

Clean Air Regs Now Out: Back to the Legal Barricades!

Today's final Clean Air Act regulations on greenhouse gas emissions by utilities are being treated by some observers as just another marker in a natural transition to a new energy...

Rand Paul and the Scarlet "I'

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons As noted here last week, Rand Paul's campaign has fallen into something like a Slough of Despond, leading to all sorts of speculation that he's phoning it...

Tomorrow's Winnowing

Perry: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia CommonsKasich: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia CommonsChristie: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia Commons So tomorrow, perhaps after (though perhaps not) the release of one final poll of its own, Fox News is due...

Lunch Buffet

Sorry for the blogging lull this morning; we were taping the weekly BloggingheadsTV/Podcast episode without Paul Glastris, who was on business travel. So I had to initiate the call, which...

Apocalyptic Rhetoric

Speaking of Crazy, WaMo editor in chief Paul Glastris answered a New York Times query how he would define "crazy" presidential candidates. Here's part of what he had to say:...

Planned Parenthood and the Week Just Ahead

Fibonacci Blue/Flickr Late last week, as you may recall, conservative activists exploded with demands that the whole GOP devote itself to defunding Planned Parenthood, even if that required an actual...

Fox Unfair! Imagine That!

Fox News/Youtube Today's most improbable story (per Paul Singer at USAToday) involves an effort by a marginal GOP presidential candidate to get the Federal Election Commission--you know, that agency which...

Is Trump Signaling a Racial Backlash?

Gage Skidmore/Flickr Back in April, when protests against police tactics in Baltimore turned violent, I expressed the fear that instead of a bipartisan commitment to criminal justice reforms we could...

The Psychological Necessity of "Draft Biden"

You had to figure it was going to happen thanks to a combination of factors: Brief panic among some Democrats at one set of three-state polls from Quinnipiac indicating...

Daylight Video

Saturday would have been Jerry Garcia's 73d birthday. Here's the Dead performing my favorite Garcia song, "The Wheel."...

Hamilton: A New Look at Our Founding Fathers

I have to admit to taking a certain amount of pleasure in the fact that - as tea partiers attempt to appropriate our "Founding Fathers" in support of their...

A Carrot and Stick Approach to Climate Change

By now we all know that this Congress will do nothing to combat global climate change. And so, what we see happening is that President Obama will use his "pen...

Donald Trump and the Republican Id

I have to admit that there are times I'm tempted to agree with George Will that Donald Trump is just trolling Republicans. But whether intended or not, he is demonstrating...

The Tension Liberals Can't Avoid

It is gratifying to see Glenn Greenwald - one of President Obama's harshest critics from the left - write in defense of the Iran nuclear deal against neocons who are...

Debate Prep

As I'm sure you all know by now, the first Republican primary debate of the 2016 presidential race will take place this coming Thursday to be moderated by Fox News....

Daylight Video

It's always a good day to celebrate the genius of Tracy Chapman....

The Black "We" and the White "I"

John Metta had given up talking to white people about racism. But after the shootings in Charleston, he gave this "congregational reflection" to a white church audience. I think it...

A Community Organizing Virtuoso

Years ago I was a program manager at a nonprofit organization and decided to apply to be the executive director of the same agency. The board of directors asked staff...

Republican Projection

One of my favorite articles from the archive of Steve Benen's time at the Washington Monthly is this one from 2011 titled: Karl Rove and the Affection for Projection. Here's...

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