Monthly Archives: October 2012

How To Stop Worrying and Love the Polls

Two weeks to go, the polls are a freak zone, yet I can’t resist checking them. When one looks good for my candidate, I feel great. When one looks bad, I spiral into the vortex of anxiety, then plunge into … Continue reading

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Now What? A Post-Debate Pop Quiz for Progressives

What does it take to motivate disaffected progressives to engage in the democratic process in addition to whining about their disappointment in not getting a pony, especially when they get a pony? The president performed exceedingly well tonight in the … Continue reading

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Breaking: Ignorant white chickenhawk to tell POTUS to “man up”

Buzzing around the internet at the moment is a rumor that at the town hall debate tonight, Mitt Romney will tell President Obama “to man up and accept his responsibility” for the attacks in Bengazi. Linguist Ben Zimmer explains that man up covers a range … Continue reading

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The Truth about Bengazi: They Got Nuthin

You may have heard that Mitt Romney’s campaign is desperately trying to cover up a scandal concerning his intemperate comments during the attack on the US consulate in Bengazi last month, and that he’s trying to use the murder of … Continue reading

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Time to Rock and Roll

In my county, I am happy to announce that I was the 14th person to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election. To counteract the cloud of progressive dismay overshadowing the race this week, I decided to be at the county … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Weakness of Our Resolve

I just returned from a fundraiser for a local pol or, let me rephrase, I just walked out five minutes after I walked in. I dropped my sizable check and drove home, sans crudités and wine. Nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Lesser of Two Evils

While I digest the awesome emptiness of Mitt Romney’s major address on his foreign “policy” this morning, let me pass on the useful, inspiring, timeless insights of Rebecca Solnit: “This statement that gets aired every four years: that in presidential elections … Continue reading

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