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Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM PDT

defining your own reality

by frouglas

Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post has a post up that talks about the "Ten Things that will happen if the Boehner debt ceiling bill is passed". It should really be called "Ten things that will happen if the Boehner debt ceiling bill is passed and everything in the world adheres perfectly to conservative assumptions."

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Critics of the impending "incandescent lightbulb ban" due to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 claim that if we want to reduce energy use, we simply need to raise electricity prices. In this post, I argue that it's not quite so simple.

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Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 11:14 PM PDT

total recall (badger edition)

by frouglas

The Republican reaction to the recalls in Wisconsin is to call for recall laws to be changed. But aren't recall elections hard enough? Why should it be harder for Wisconsinites to hold their legislators accountable?

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I take a look at the parts that were edited out of the complete interview for airing on Fox News Sunday (i.e., the parts that Fox News thought their viewers didn't want to/shouldn't see).

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Sat May 21, 2011 at 05:28 PM PDT

promises schmomises

by frouglas

Obama got Bin Laden, which is great. But viewing Bin Laden's capture through the lens of statements made by Obama during the 2008 election is just ridiculous.

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Fri May 20, 2011 at 09:24 PM PDT

coming attractions: the badger state

by frouglas

Now that Sen. Herb Kohl has announced his retirement, who will be jockeying to take his place in the 2012 Wisconsin Senate election? Here's my look at some potential candidates and considerations.

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Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 06:54 PM PDT

but factchecking is so HARD . . .

by frouglas

When criticizing a school for having a narrow curriculum, you should really make sure that your claims are accurate.

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One of the more common talking points I've heard lately is that "the top 10% of income earners pay 70% of the taxes." I take a look at that stat and put it in some context.

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