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An Anti-Science Head of EPA?

The Washington Post reports that Obama is shortlisting Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for head of the Environmental Protection Agency. This is mind-bogglingly bad judgment, if true. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is a rabid extremist who disbelieves science when it conflicts … Continue reading

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Virginia Takes Obama Over the Top

First African-American governor, first African-American President. I await the apologies of all DC and MD residents who have given me shit about living here. Now…was it wrong I was making chocolate pudding when the result that took him over the … Continue reading

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The Future of Socialism in America

Many people (OK, one person) have (has) written me asking what I think about the future of socialism in America. And in reply I say, my friends, you don’t have to worry about socialism in America. It’s doing just fine. … Continue reading

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If Your Regulation Can’t Handle Greed, UR DOIN IT WRONG

American Left: SEE? SEE? Free market ideology is bad, because it steps in when there are disasters, unlike us. Now that it’s a disaster, let’s regulate like Europe, because they don’t have these problems. European Left: Oh noes! We have … Continue reading

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Lefter-wing Democrats Agree With Right-wing Dissenters; Cat and Dog Marriages Now Legal in California

In contrast with some other Democrats, some of the most “progressive” Demoracts have announced the “No BAILOUTS Act” (overwrought tasteless acronym included, no charge), which on first blush at least deserves serious discussion and a rebuttal by Paulson/Bernanke if they … Continue reading

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No, Democrats, Adding Irresponsible Homebuyers to the List of Bailoutees Doesn’t Make It Better

I’ve seen several variations of this comment: “I really do think there could have been a better deal,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, a Democrat from Texas. “There was no mark in the bill for specifically helping Americans — Mr. and … Continue reading

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Rush to Judg- er, Legislation

While clearly Wall Street found yesterday’s failure of bailout legislation after a mere week of consideration and a day of debate to be a Bad Thing, I wonder if it’s not a good opportunity. The trend in the Bush administration … Continue reading

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Good Thing, Bad Thing About the First Presidential Debate

Good thing: nobody made trade with furriners their racist whipping boy. Bad thing: in a debate on foreign policy, international trade didn’t even come up. My friends, here’s some straight talk: we are soooo fucked.

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Change, We Can Believe In. Promises, Not So Much.

So much for telling his supporters about the Veepstakes winner first. That story posted while this was still on Obama’s site:

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Boy, that OBAMA sure FLIP-FLOPS on IRAQ

Yeah, that Obama, totally not McCain, sure flip-flops on Iraq, unlike McCain, who would never accept a timetable under any condition…until attacking Obama on it got him approximately nothing. And, yeah, what was Romney known for before he was on … Continue reading

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