Something that ought to be obvious

We may not all be able to agree on whether or not RT is a propaganda network masquerading as a news channel or not (in my humble opinion it is, but if you can find me a news channel that doesn’t, to one degree or another, deal in propaganda, I’m all ears), I hope we… Continue reading Something that ought to be obvious

Pennsylvania is not really “a Democratic stronghold”

A few days ago, Talking Points Memo posted a story about Allyson Schwartz, one of the Democrats running to unseat incumbent Pennsylvania governor, and the man who slow-rolled the Jerry Sandusky investigation so it wouldn’t cost him in the 2010 governor’s race, Classy Freddie Blassie Tom Corbett. Whoever wins the Democratic primary has a good… Continue reading Pennsylvania is not really “a Democratic stronghold”

So, they’re just like pundits, then?

One of Sullivan’s readers tries to find some common ground with him on the subjects of Mozilla’s decision to promote and promptly fire accept the resignation of would-be CEO Brendan Eich (because he donated to support the awful Prop 8 campaign in California) and Brandeis University’s decision to extend and promptly revoke an offer to… Continue reading So, they’re just like pundits, then?

Bearing false witness

For religious folks of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic persuasion, lying is generally treated as a sin. The most succinct and famous religious law in the Abrahamic tradition is the Ten Commandments, and one of them reads (NASB): “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” If the Ten Commandments version isn’t your bag (the phrasing leaves… Continue reading Bearing false witness

No double standard here

Married male congressman gets caught on security camera kissing a lady staffer of his, who is not his wife. Congressman says “I’ve asked them [his wife and kids] for forgiveness, and I’m asking forgiveness from my constituents who elected me to serve them.” This is fine, whatever, your marital problems don’t have anything to do… Continue reading No double standard here

Barack Obama may be about to get rolled in Middle East negotiations, but not by Iran

Jonathan Pollard is a spy. He used his position as a civilian intelligence analyst for the Navy in the 1980s to funnel classified US intel to Israel in exchange for money and jewelry. His insistence that his actions were not about money, but about passing information to Israel that America was withholding in violation of… Continue reading Barack Obama may be about to get rolled in Middle East negotiations, but not by Iran


Why do you keep fighting all the time, Paul Krugman and Nate Silver? Is it our fault? Are you guys getting a divorce? OH GOD PLEASE DON’T GET A DIVORCE WE’LL BE GOOD WE SWEAR!!!!!11! OK, so is this Krugman-Silver pas de dweeb (I kid!) really something we’re supposed to care about? The new FiveThirtyEight… Continue reading LEAVE NATE SILVER ALOOONE