Economic populism, from perhaps a surprising place.

Class Struggle: American workers have a chance to be heard. BY JIM WEBB Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST The most important–and unfortunately the least debated–issue in politics today is our society’s steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America’s top tier has… Continue reading Economic populism, from perhaps a surprising place.

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“And I for one welcome our new insect overlords”

First, I am incredibly psyched on the national victories. House? Check, and at a greater margin that I would have expected. Senate? Technically still up in the air, but looking very positive. Second, California sucks less than I thought last night. When I last checked before bed, it was looking like Republicans were going to… Continue reading “And I for one welcome our new insect overlords”

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“Hey Stupid That Ain’t News No More:” Senate 2006 Edition

CNN projects tonight that among others, Senators Dick Lugar and Edward (Ted) Kennedy will keep their seats. Lugar: running with only 3rd-party opposition. Kennedy: OK, there technically was a Republican running against him, but… This kind of “news of the obvious” makes watching the returns tonight harder, and some of the “basically inevitable, if not… Continue reading “Hey Stupid That Ain’t News No More:” Senate 2006 Edition

Andy’s back!

Via MyDD: Electoral-Vote.com which preoccupied many of us during the 2004 campaign, has now released their 2006 Senate page. I know I will be checking in a couple of times every day. It certainly was one of my favorite sites in the run-up to the 2004 election, and it’s run by a well-known computer science… Continue reading Andy’s back!

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“Why he didn’t propose the banning of giant mutant spiders…”

Kos on the SOTU address: Bush had two BIG initiatives yesterday, it seems — a blue ribbon presidential commission everyone will ignore to produce a report no one will read, and, more dramatically, the banning of that scourge of Western civilization — the human/animal hybrid. Why he didn’t propose the banning of giant mutant spiders… Continue reading “Why he didn’t propose the banning of giant mutant spiders…”

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“Addicted to oil:” a HUGE credibility gap.

Bush says U.S. addicted to oil WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush will say “America is addicted to oil” and must develop technologies to address soaring gasoline prices in a State of the Union speech on Tuesday night that argues against a U.S. retreat from Iraq and the war on terrorism. Why should we believe that… Continue reading “Addicted to oil:” a HUGE credibility gap.

It’s not a matter of whether you win or lose…

Son, when you participate in sporting events, it’s not whether you win or lose – it’s how drunk you get. – Homer Simpson I’ve been approaching today’s state-of-the-union address with some mixture of apprehension and interest; at lunch today, I realized (talking to Marie; it may have been her idea) that the Preznit’s speeches are… Continue reading It’s not a matter of whether you win or lose…