Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: Thursday Night Menu

Take it away, TaMara: First and foremost, it’s Veterans’ Day, so go kiss a vet. I’ll wait…..Okay, now back to tonight’s menu. __ As winter settles in (we had our first snow last night) I find I want more vegetables. (Pause for a moment as my mother picks herself up off the floor). So a […]

PSA: Griftopia

As you probably know, Matt Taibbi has a new book out, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America. Within it, Taibbi moves from his established gig reporting on the weirdness that is modern American poltical campaigning… … Being in the building with Palin that night [of her acceptance speech […]

Another Poison Pill in the Catfood

Now that he’s reporting from Huffington Post, I don’t read Dan Froomkin as consistently as I once did, which is a great error on my part. Froomkin’s got an elegant, succinct post up on “Ten Flash Points In The Fiscal Commission Chairmen’s Proposal”: The two deficit-hawk extremists President Obama put in charge of his fiscal […]

Open Thread: Welcome to the Asylum!

Self-described “conservative of the century” Richard Viguerie is sending me emails again: (Manassas, Virginia) Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, has launched a petition drive to House Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor urging them not to intervene to keep Congresswoman Michele Bachmann from being elected as Chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus. __ […]