Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: New GOP “Spirit Guide”?

According to Steve Friess, NYMag: … While the media focused on Mark Leibovich’s frothy gossip festival This Town as the Beltway’s favorite summer read, Republican operatives looking ahead to 2014 were finally embracing an extremely wonky book about how the Obama campaign revolutionized the science of modern elections. When Sasha Issenberg’s The Victory Lab, an […]

Open Thread: Comity

@ThePlumLineGS @LukeRussert So you're either for war or against raising the debt limit? — billmon (@billmon1) September 10, 2013 . Upon one issue all reasonable beings can agree: Luke Russert is a jackass. And these guys are not much better: … In the past, hawks—largely Republicans—might have objected because they didn’t trust the Russians, or […]

Monday Evening Open Thread: Good News

From the Washington Post: President Obama on Monday called a Russian proposal for Syria to turn over control of its chemical weapons to international monitors in order to avoid a military strike a “potentially positive development,” that could represent a “significant breakthrough,” but he said he remains skeptical the Syrian government would follow through on […]

Long Read: The Warmongers Behind the Curtain

(Pat Oliphant via GoComics.com) If it’s true that “The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday said it welcomed a Russian proposal to avert U.S. military strikes by having Damascus turn over control of its chemical weapons to international monitors”, and that “the United States ‘would welcome a decision and action by Syria to […]

Open Thread: You Go, Senator Warren!

Going to be a busy week in politics, so here’s something uplifting to start the day. Warning, Politico link: LOS ANGELES – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a right-wing panel that serves the interests of corporate America, previewing a theme that is […]