Posts Tagged ‘Arizona Immigration Law’

Wake Me Up When It’s Over

It’s quite dispiriting to write a blog, particularly about things that matter, when the available media is so maniacally obsessed with things that, well, don’t.  So successful have the Republicans been in creating their post-reality “empire” that even those few in the media who know better are constantly reduced to anointing, say, Newt Gingrich, as [...]

Math Class is Tough

Increasingly it seems that Republican candidates are, in the post-Reagan era, chosen solely as spokesmodels; it’s just like choosing an anchorwoman at Fox News, really.  Not much upstairs, but what a staircase…  You’re hired.   This trend has two roots: the first is that Republicans fundamentally believe that intellect, energy, and accomplishment are only found, [...]

My People

Like other once-marginalized minorities, I’m generally in favor of other cocktailhags representing me in government, media, and elsewhere, but given recent events, honestly, people like John Boehner, Jane Harman, Jan Brewer, Maureen Dowd, Sally Quinn, and on and on, do make me at times question my own loyalty to my people.  The key difference seems [...]

The New Dale Carnegie Graduates

Bereft as they’ve always been for any policies that might actually benefit working Americans, the Republican Party has instead had a strategy of making friends by finding enemies, and happily, this approach turns out to be just as successful at the real goal, influencing people, but without those nagging obligations friendship can entail.  No one [...]