Entries by mistermix

Golden Streams

Let’s say, merely for the sake of argument, that Donald Trump didn’t hire Russian prostitutes to urinate on the bed in a suite in a Moscow hotel. Of course, I think he did that and more. Exhibit A for the prosecution being him going out of the way to say that Hillary’s bathroom break in […]

Keep Hating Yourself

From my inbox: WASHINGTON – Today, the Democratic National Committee announced moderators for the DNC’s Future Forum series, which will feature candidates for DNC Chair and other DNC offices. […] The third DNC Future Forum, which will take place in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday, February 4 at Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium, will be […]

Ain’t No Such Thing as a Beautiful Loser

Here’s my latest thinking on Democratic strategy going forward – it got long but I have more to come. First, I know she’s not a Democrat, but fuck Jill Stein.  As Scott Lemieux points out, the recounts will focus the issue of Trump’s legitimacy on the one issue where we’re almost certain to lose. I […]


The college my daughter attends is having a mumps outbreak — four confirmed cases.  All the students who contracted mumps were vaccinated.  Apparently, the MMR vaccine does not provide full protection for all kids vaccinated: Sad! If there were no mumps vaccine, hundreds of kids experiencing the symptoms of mumps, which of course would be: Terrible! […]


Rachel Barnhart is a Rochester-area celebrity who ran a primary challenge against another Democrat for a New York State Assembly seat earlier this year.  Barnhart lost, and wrote a book about the experience, Broad-Casted.  Her book contains lessons for anyone thinking about running for office, or even those of us who are looking for Democrats […]

The First Two Tests

I guess we’re all supposed to buy subscriptions to the New York Times to support great journalism.  Well, I subscribe to the Washington Post and the Guardian (as well as TPM Prime), and I’ll consider subscribing to the Times when I see how they handle the news that Paul Ryan wants to end Medicare and the […]