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The Value of Not Being a Total Jerk

We'll see how IA goes, but Trump has overwhelmingly won his fight with Cruz nationally — Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) January 26, 2016 This totally cracks me up. All Trump has to do is say “Cruz is a jerk and no one like him and no one will work with him and he sucks as […]


Happy Belated Birthday Dolly Parton!

Happy belated 70th birthday to Dolly Parton, a true national treasure: singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur–and, from all accounts, truly decent human being. So which of her many wonderful songs to use? Whitney Houston’s belting cover of Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” is always something to hear. (And now kind of melancholy, knowing what came […]


Rest in Peace, Ziggy Stardust

And suddenly there is a little less magic in the world. From the NYTimes: David Bowie, the legendary singer and songwriter whose outlandish stage shows and alter egos like Ziggy Stardust helped make him a music and fashion icon in pop culture, has died, his publicist said… The multitalented artist, whose last album, “Blackstar,” was […]


Open Thread: Exercises in Wingnut Creativity

Marriage: a sacred bond between one wing nut and one gun –> — Billmon (@billmon1) June 30, 2015 Conservative media say marriage equality creates a constitutional right to concealed carry: — Media Matters (@mmfa) June 30, 2015 Because the thought of women touching each other always makes an ammosexual reach for his… […]


Open Thread: Slate Pitch! – HRC Shouldn’t “Politicize” Voting Rights

Return of the Zombie Goo-Goos, or: Why the “centrists” gang up with GOP to ensure that nobody can have nice things. Richard L. Hasen, “professor of law and political science at the UC–Irvine School of Law”, says “if the Democratic front-runner cares so much about voting rights, then she shouldn’t be politicizing them“: Hillary Clinton […]


On David Carr

Update: see the error correction (in bold) below. Attention conservation notice (h/t Cosma Shalizi): This post may well be inside baseball for folks in and around the media game.  Make your reading decision accordingly. I know a lot of people who are both tremendously fortunate and terribly abandoned today. They are the ones who knew well David Carr,who died […]


Sometimes I Despair of the National Democratic Party Apparatus

(Walt Handelsman via . One thing you’ve gotta give the Republicans: They’re loyal to their tribe. The national GOP is still defending Richard Nixon’s re-election strategy, not to mention Hoover’s handling of the Great Depression. They’re gearing up to give the Bush family a third chance at breaking the godsdamned world. Us Democrats, on […]