Tag Archives: US politics

Chuck Hagel: Damaged Goods?

The Week perfectly summarizes the GOP’s rationale behind the great Chuck Hagel freakout: Hagel, a former GOP senator, won by the narrowest margin of any defense secretary since the job was created in 1947, raising concerns even among his supporters … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekend Link Round-up (Or, Yes, I WAS too lazy to write something original. Deal.)

What you should be reading this holiday weekend, in lieu of spending quality time with your family/loved ones (like yrs truly will be a little later): – Open ass, insert head: Dave, Cathie, Dawg, pale_, jj, Peggy, and Orwell’s Bastard, on the … Continue reading

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Looking Backward in the Year 2011

by matttbastard Der Spiegel runs down W’s “tragic legacy” in the long, long, looooong decade of U.S. decline that followed 9/11: America was trapped in Iraq for years, where a victory was a long time coming and was never a … Continue reading

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Fun With Infographics (STILL Worst Preznit EVA)

by matttbastard Michael Tomasky: The Boston Globe ran a chart last Sunday that I’d buy billboard space to reproduce in every decent-size city in America, if I were running the Democratic National Committee. The premise of it was very simple: It … Continue reading

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Another Stop Along the Road to Damascus

by matttbastard The pullquote from one of David Frum’s latest eviscerations of contemporary USian conservative folly, a meditative riff on Susan Sontag’s infamous “Were our enemies right?” speech, was making the rounds yesterday (eventually getting linked by the subject of Frum’s … Continue reading

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War is Over (OK, Not *Over*, But…)

by matttbastard Was going to pick up on what BooMan, Jed Lewison & Jeff Fecke had to say re: Jane Hamsher’s unholy alliance with Grover fucking Norquist and the  more-progressive-than-thou campaign to unseat that notorious corporate shill, Bernie Sanders (and … Continue reading

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More on Jane Hamsher’s Nixon-Goes-To-China Epiphany (Now With Less CAPSLOCK)

by matttbastard My esteemed friend Sarah Jaffe takes issue with several of the points I raised in yesterday morning’s post on Jane Hamsher: This combines SEVERAL things I hate into one paragraph. “Ugly Red State mugs” well gee, you know … Continue reading

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Jane Hamsher’s Recycled Capslock Radicalism

by matttbastard You want to know why the (dis)organized left has been a relatively ineffectual force in USian politics over most of the last 40 years? Check out so-called kill-biller netroots activist [sic] Jane Hamsher, who, in the course of … Continue reading

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Cynical Calculations

by matttbastard Cosign with Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason, who incisively and cooly slice away the bullshit surrounding Obama’s Afghanistan escalation: Obama’s new “strategy” is no strategy at all. It is a cynical and politically motivated rehash of … Continue reading

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Bachmann: Obama’s policies ‘fitting’ future generations with ‘shackles and chains.’

by matttbastard Get it? Nudge nudge, wink wink? Oh teh irony, indeed, Michele (also, FAIL.) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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