Does Palin Represent “Real America?”

David Weigel is baffled that such a meme persists: Scarborough’s quasi-co-host Mika Brzezinski followed this up by saying Palin represented “real Americans,” and that some people in “urban America” didn’t get it. This is fascinating. In 2004, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) lost the presidency with 48.3 percent of the vote, [Read More...]

Anti-Obama Centered Feminism

This is an alluringly and gorgeously produced but positively goofy propaganda video which sides with both Clinton and Palin against Obama (with all the usual baseless smears against him thrown in for good measure). [Read more...]

Friedman Trash Talks The Chinese

Friedman’s column makes the crucial point that being at the forefront of energy transformation is not just about heading off the consequences of global warming, it’s about being a global leader in the energy technologies which will dominate future markets: inevitably some young Chinese would say: “Hey, you Americans got to grow dirty for 150 [Read More...]

Help End The Ban On HIV-Positive Immigrants

Petition here: http://www.immigrationequality.org/template3.php?pageid=1142 [Read more...]

Obama’s 8-Year Strategy

Andrew Sullivan’s take on Obama’s long game, which frustrates the both the impatient on the left and the right: As he had once written when describing his strategy as a black man in a white world: no sudden moves. And we have seen none. Obama likes the system; he just wants to make it work [Read More...]

Johann Hari Provides Background On Honduras

A really interesting read: On Sunday morning, a battalion of soldiers rammed their way into the Presidential Palace in Honduras. They surrounded the bed where the democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya, was sleeping, and jabbed their machine guns to his chest. They ordered him to get up and marched him onto a military plane. They [Read More...]

A Follow Up Post On Gays And Christianity

In reply to this post I wrote about a bishop of the Anglican church’s claims that those Christians who accept homosexuality do not share the same faith as him and that such people are being rolled over by “cultural trends,” came this passionate defense of Christian leaders’ right to discriminate against gays in the comments [Read More...]

Hussein’s Pistol, W’s Prized Possession

According to the New York Times, George W. Bush was especially fond of Saddam Hussein’s pistol: when the library for George W. Bush opens in 2013 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, visitors will most likely get to see one of his most treasured items: Saddam Hussein’s pistol.The gun, a 9 millimeter [Read More...]

Another Brave Protector of Morality In The News

Marion Barry. Pam’s House Blend puts the story in perspective: Our divine “moral compass” and declarant of “civil war” on same-sex marriage was arrested and charged last night in DC for stalking a woman in Anacostia Park. How much are you willing to bet the religious fanatics won’t be circulating a referendum petition to remove the [Read More...]

Mark Steyn Comes Impassioned To Palin’s Defense

Steyn empathizes with Palin: suddenly you get the call from Washington. You know it’ll mean Secret Service, and speechwriters, and minders vetting your wardrobe. But nobody said it would mean a mainstream network comedy host doing statutory rape gags about your 14-year old daughter. You’ve got a special-needs kid and a son in Iraq and [Read More...]