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“Game laws are said to be directly opposed to the liberties of the subject: I am well persuaded that they may be carried too far, and that they really are in most parts of Europe. But it is equally certain that where there are none, there never is any game” read more
I came of age in Harney County. I first visited at 19 under the tutelage of the venerable Dr. Steve Herman, a faculty member emeritus at The Evergreen State College, and I caught his infectious love of wild things in wild places. Growing...Show More Summary
Matt Filipowicz's video answers the question, why did Donald Trump lose in Iowa? Maybe it's because he's an obnoxious, ill-mannered, white supremacist, sexist....well, you get the point. Open thread below....
After media -- I'm looking at you, Steve Kornacki -- reported that Hillary Clinton won ALL the coin tosses in the Iowa caucuses, there was a lot of noise online from people outraged that a coin toss could determine the nominee. And yes,...Show More Summary
Whenever listening to Montreal's Besnard Lakes many different reference points come to mind. They always manage to meld spaced out psychedelia, orchestra tinges, honeyed melodies, mystic grooves and intermittent abrasive blasts intoShow More Summary
Joe and Mika are just beside themselves over the dismal numbers for Jeb! in Iowa. They try to ask Lindsey Graham to soothe their worry. Lindsey reminds them that McCain won in New Hampshire after a poor Iowa showing. Then things get interesting. Show More Summary
Last night, at the Republican caucuses in the already-forgotten state of Iowa, the explicitly theocratic fanatic and serial liar with the dentist's drill voice came in first, the fascist carnival barker and serial liar came in second,...Show More Summary
(h/t Heather for the video) Sometimes, as our Media Overlords try to pound every single political event into their Both Siderist frame, the results are just goofy and weird. For example, here we find dutiful Comcast employee Chuck Todd...Show More Summary
Melissa Harris-Perry has a rather harrowing tale to tell about a terrible experience at the Iowa caucuses. Rather than paraphrasing it, I'll let her words speak for themselves. Monday night I was sitting in a hotel lobby in downtownShow More Summary
Kim Davis' loathsome lawyer and the law firm known for defending Christian bigots, the Liberty Counsel, is phenomenally adept at playing the victim. The idea of religious persecution of Christians in this country is really a stretch,...Show More Summary
According to the Des Moines Register, in at least five instances last night, Hillary Clinton won a delegate on the basis of a coin flip. She won all the flips. As commenter Justaslob points out below, maybe Denver or Carolina should hire Mrs. Clinton for the coin-flip Sunday?
The Hill reports that there was much hand-wringing about Donald Trump at the Koch brothers' winter retreat this past weekend. Anti-Trump strategies were discussed: On the eve of the Iowa causes, Koch network officials revealed in a private meeting with donors that they had commissioned focus group research to identify Trump’s vulnerabilities. ... Show More Summary
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Nevermind, it's Santorum! I'm laughing. TPM: Monday night's Iowa caucuses were especially rough for former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), who polled at less than one percent four years after winning the contest. Show More Summary
Ben Carson is not a happy camper this morning and he was not quiet about why he felt he got screwed over by Ted Cruz. He questioned Ted Cruz' campaign for cheating and using "dirty tricks," against him by telling voters he had suspended...Show More Summary
It's about time there was a criminal investigation. Detroit Free Press: The FBI is now investigating the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, a man-made public health catastrophe, which has left an unknown number of Flint children...Show More Summary
The best tweets of last night came as Donald "bought the farm." (h/t @maddow) So @realDonaldTrump, did YOU just "get schlonged" in the #IowaCaucus? #IAcaucus pic.twitter.com/BIdvy01HmV — Jon Hutson (@JonHutson) February 2, 2016 #IowaCaucus tonight. Show More Summary
Ted Cruz's victory was a testament to something, but the power of the grass roots ain't it. Here's what he told the crowd in Iowa following his victory last night: Cruz says his Iowa win is victory for 'grass roots': A triumphant Ted...Show More Summary
What a riot. Fox News goes out on a limb with their Dem predictions last night.
Donald Trump, who no one thought was a viable candidate for President just 6 short months ago, managed to come in a solid second place in today's Iowa caucuses. For some, the fact that he didn't come in first was shocking, for other's,...Show More Summary
Marco Rubio and many of the pundits from the Mainstream Media are absolutely tickled that Marco finished in third place in the GOP Iowa Caucuses. Marco was over the top ecstatic himself, and his 'victory' speech hardly reflected a normal victory. Show More Summary