What a change from the old days!

The following statement can be found here Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations 136 East 67th Street New York, NY 10065 STATEMENT 20 October 2008 ON FUNDRAISING LETTER FROM JOHN MCCAIN ELECTION CAMPAIGN We have received a letter from Senator John McCain requesting financial contribution to his Presidential campaign. In this… Continue reading What a change from the old days!

Krugman on the candidates’ health care policies.

Krugman on McCain’s healthcare plan vs. Obama’s: Health Care Destruction Skipping to the punchline: I agree: the McCain plan would do for health care what deregulation has done for banking. And I’m terrified. Jumping back: Barack Obama offers incremental reform: regulation of insurers to prevent discrimination against the less healthy, subsidies to help lower-income families… Continue reading Krugman on the candidates’ health care policies.

Too close to the truth

from AmericaBlog: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL (and with both apologies and compliments, reproduced in its entirety below, as this is too funny and too sad…) Dear Mr. American, Good day and compliments. I am HENRI PAULSON, the Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America, and the personal financial adviser to GEORGE W. BUSH (the… Continue reading Too close to the truth

Rap Battles, translated.

Warning, NSFW. Perhaps more amusing than the actual video is the near-Rickroll-like email the URL for this was included in: Obama/McCain Debate Preview The debates are only a couple weeks away, and it may be worth discussing the strengths of the respective candidates on the floor.

Obama vs. Dukakis

We really need to get over this whole “Mr. Nice Democrat” thing. We don’t need post-partisanship, or less partisanship… we need BETTER progressive partisanship, and candidates who will give the strong rhetorical and ideological boots-in-the-rear to the conservatives. It seems like Democrats only do that in the primaries… and that’s exactly the time when we… Continue reading Obama vs. Dukakis

Categorized as 2008 Election


Ok, there hasn’t been much political discussion this time around, mostly because I’m getting most of my political news via the same half-dozen Democratic blogs that you probably are. This time, though, I had to comment on McCain’s VP choice… not because I either approve or disapprove but rather because a meme that popped up… Continue reading “VPILF”

Decline of the suburbs and exurbs?

Found via a post on the Flyertalk OMNI board: 04.28.08 | Chicago Driven to the Brink A new analysis shows that high gas prices are not only implicated in the bursting of the housing bubble, but that the higher cost of commuting has already re-shaped the landscape of real estate value between cities and suburbs.… Continue reading Decline of the suburbs and exurbs?