Entries by SteveM

Just a Humble Tradesman, Trapped in a World He Never Made

This morning, NPR’s Yuki Noguchi wanted to know how an ordinary small business owner feels now that the Obama health care law has been upheld. So she turned to this guy: The law will give some small businesses tax incentives to pay for employee health care. Starting in 2014, those with 50 or more employees […]

You’re Being Spun Every Time Condi Rice Is Mentioned as a Possible Running Mate

Oh, please: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looked to downplay speculation that she could be inching up Mitt Romney’s short list for vice president after her widely regarded policy briefing last weekend at a meeting of his top donors. “I didn’t run for student council president. I don’t see myself in any way in […]

What He Said

Brad DeLong has posted six questions he asked Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, authors of the new book It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, which says that our political main problem is the appalling extremism of the Republican Party. DeLong also posted one question he didn’t ask Mann and Ornstein, and I’ve been trying to […]

Oh, for Crissake

The video report at the link isn’t objectionable, but check out the headline for a story about a rich right-wing guy’s attempt to bring Jeremiah Wright into the 2012 race: The right engages in 24/7 back-alley thuggery, then piously declares, over and over and over again, that Team Obama is the real criminal gang in […]