There’s something about being a willfully marginal player in the political sphere that induces whininess. Or at least that’s the conclusion I can’t help but come to after reading the libertarian-ish Conor Friedersdorf’s epic lament over the media’s treatment of Rand Paul. I’m tempted to take it apart, piece-by-piece; but I’m also aware of that […]
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While I’d like to think my internet persona is such that, once experienced, it can never be forgotten, I’m willing to entertain the idea that this is not in fact true. So with that in mind, and recognizing it’s been probably just about a year since I last guested hereabouts — then, as now, at […]
Sweet sorrow and all that… but allow me dwell on happier sentiments. I’d like to thank Doug once again for lending me the keys to this big, rumbling, cantankerous, and unstoppable truck of a blog. I’ve been a loyal Balloon Juice reader for at least four years now, so blogging hereabouts for the past two […]
If it’s within 72 hours since the latest job report, that means it’s time for centrist and left-of-center commentators to excoriate the Fed for its continued refusal to do a damn thing about the tepid recovery. And so it is! Mr. Yglesias (you guys ever heard of him?) has been banging on this particular drum […]
Relying heavily on Nate Silver’s indispensable blog at the New York Times, Michael Tomasky sticks his neck out just a bit to argue this year’s election may not turn out as close as most expect: There’s a secret lurking behind everything you’re reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders know—or should—but few […]