Spot the elision, kiddies! Carl Hulse, in the NYTimes: WASHINGTON — After the shutdown, the filibusters and years of stalled bills, it was the actual passage of legislation this week that revealed the true depth of congressional dysfunction. The House vote to raise the debt limit and stifle the budget wars was remarkable not only […]
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Per Dave Weigel at Slate, James “Dead Breitbart’s Erstwhile Dress-Up Houseboy” O’Keefe is being sued by another of his Project (No) Veritas associates: … On Jan. 27, Daniel Francisco, who was until earlier that month the executive director of Project Veritas, launched a lawsuit (case No. 51182/2014) against his former employer. In the summons, filed […]
@jfiliatrault @DemFromCT In a microwave. — billmon (@billmon1) January 14, 2014 \ . Another eight or ten inches of snow here — the heavy, wet, snowblower-resistant kind this time. And it’s not done yet! Besides bitching about winter, what’s on the agenda for the evening?
Tom Junod, from the Esquire archives, profiles a man he calls a hero: … ONCE UPON A TIME, a long time ago, a man took off his jacket and put on a sweater. Then he took off his shoes and put on a pair of sneakers. His name was Fred Rogers. He was starting a […]
Courtesy commentor Belafon, who got it from LGF. How often do you hear a TV person quoting Audre Lord — approvingly? Earlier today, commentor Comrade Jake linked to a great profile in the NYTimes: … He was one of the best players to come out of tiny Hitchcock, Tex., where his family was well known […]