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President Obama wants to do away with the filibuster as constant roadblock to progress. I guess that means that Republicans can't nuke it now. ^_^ Seriously, changing Senate rules to reform or ...
by Mokurai
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 08:14 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Dylan Byers wrote an article entitled Vox not living up to the hype, explained . The title pretty much sums up the content. It's been getting a lot of mostly negative attention from journalists ...
by larryfeltonj
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Aug 24, 2014 at 03:16 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
National Journal's Ron Fournier seems to have gotten under the skin of the right wing. “Your party cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you're seen as the party of white people,”
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 06:40 AM PDT with 93 Recommends
Earlier today Laura Clawson had a post up about some Republicans who are vaguely aware they are - how to put this - perceived as heartless beaters-up of the poors. Well, Paul Ryan to the ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 07:53 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] In a fascinating and fervently hoped-for evolution of success three successful internet writers have been bankrolled by new media money to create fresh ...
by paradox
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 08:53 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
About a month ago, there was some discussion by the likes of Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman about Dan Kahan's work on what he calls "cultural cognition" (meaning something like "tribal bias"). This ...
by doomvox
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Facts, truth, empirical realism, logic, rationality, un-biased observation methods, these are the cherished mental crown jewels of the liberal reality-based ...
by paradox
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 06:43 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
The Heritage Plan: 1989 . All citizens should be guaranteed universal access to affordable health care. Many states now require passengers in automobiles to wear seatbelts for their own protection. ...
by bhfrik
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:37 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 96 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 06:58 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
UPDATE -- Ezra ends up with Vox Media , also owner of SBNation, founded by the founder of this site. Ezra's statement very worth a read. Screen shot of Media Whore Online site 2002. ...
by Armando
Comment Count 124 comments on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 01:00 PM PST with 98 Recommends
Lawrence O’Donnell had a guest on his Thursday " The Last Word " show that illustrates a problem with the left. It also illustrates a problem with the very young. To be sure, this ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 567 comments on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 01:00 PM PST with 146 Recommends
It seems that even after the 60 minute fiasco to latch on to one of the right wings ridiculous bubble memes, reporters still think they can play the FOX News "fair and balanced" game and somehow ...
by pollwatcher
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 07:45 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Folks who think that (at the very least) we should be allowed to experience a few years of peace before launching the next military adventure are on the cusp of a major victory in Washington. All we ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 02:25 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Self-fulfilling prophecies are real. Yesterday was a great day for Democrats. Even the Republicans of consequence that won, had to move left. They did so of course mostly in style. But they did so.
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 01:09 PM PST with 95 Recommends
OK, so we've all heard the complaints: "Obama lied. I can't keep my insurance, and my new insurance is more expensive." And the overwhelming response is: "Your old plan was crap, you should ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 06:31 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Dylan Byers of POLITICO currently has a piece up called "President Obama, off the record" , which looks at the president's relationship with his favorite columnists, the ones whose opinions he ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
I get it. Conservatives do not believe in government. They believe government is bad and inefficient. As such, one expects ineptitude in their governance. Liberals believe in government, we the ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 159 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 02:30 PM PDT with 136 Recommends
This is Part V of a six part series replying to a claim by the President at his recent White House News Conference. Part I covered the News Conference and the first two (the selective default, and ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Consider that Ezra Klein is very sympathetic not only to the law, but to the administrations handling of most of its creation. But what he says here is really indicting: the problems are much bigger ...
by ai002h
Comment Count 70 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
In Part I, Part II, and Part III, I listed and analyzed seven options, analyzed them and also pointed ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 08:16 AM PDT with 3 Recommends