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Open Thread: Professor Krugman vs. Buck-Fiddy Ryan

“Speaker Ryan”‘s press secretary, y’all. Note the timestamp: HE’S NOT GIVING UP HIS BIG LIE! Weird trend: successful NYC/DC dwellers mocking an extra $1K in Americans’ pockets. — AshLee Strong (@AshLeeStrong) February 5, 2018 $1.50/wk * 52wks = $78.00 — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 5, 2018 Actually, since $1.50 is roughly the price of a […]


Saturday Night Open Thread

Howdy! Another day spent in sweltering Connecticut, and I observed today that the corn is taller here than in West by God Virginny. ABC is putting the wee ones to bed, and I am sitting in the living room with a fan at my feet. Ate at a new Thai restaurant tonight, which, unlike the […]


The Dearth of Expertise: My Concerns with the Recent Actions by the North Korean Government

The Kim government’s recent activities – increasing missile testing, increasing the developmental process for assembling, fielding, and potentially deploying a nuclear weapon has most people concerned. As has the recent, official US statements in regard to these actions. At Foxtrot Alpha, Terrell Jermaine Starr makes an excellent argument for why there is no good military […]


Friday Night Open Thead: Calm Yourselves

2. Trump will lose. @jbouie called it in June (altho he forgot to include "women" in the firewall. (Men!)) — EricaGrieder (@EricaGrieder) October 28, 2016 I wholeheartedly endorse Erica Grieder’s thesis here: 3. I know @jbouie is right bc *this is exactly why Mitt Romney lost*. Here's my post-mortem from 2012. — […]


Monday Morning Open Thread: Stronger Together

(John Deering via . Trump's concession speech on night of November 8th after electoral college wipeout will be epic. Rigged voting machines! Dead people voting! — David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) June 26, 2016 Excellent argument by Jamelle Bouie, at Slate: … What Brexit suggests, to many American commentators, is that Trump could in fact win… […]


Late Night Bern-Off Open Thread: Go AWAY, Bernie

(Tom Toles via . Few things show the their difference in understanding politics than comparing Bernie's livestream and Clinton's glass ceiling speech. — Mike Caulfield (@holden) June 17, 2016 Unlike the Blogmaster, I was not impressed by Senator Sanders’ “My dream will never die, screw the rest of you” non-concession speech this evening. Of […]


Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: “Donald Trump does not have a campaign” (But the Repubs Are Stuck with Him)

Sad! — Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) June 8, 2016 This wouldn’t be a problem for Trump if his $10 billion personal fortune weren’t fake. — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 8, 2016 Anybody got an anvil handy? The title is from MSNBC: … Republicans working to elect Trump describe a bare-bones effort debilitated by […]