Posts Tagged ‘NY 23’

Idealism, and its Discontents

UPDATED BELOW: It’s too early to tell how the much-vaunted Republican “sweep” is going to turn out, but since they’re probably going to win at least two, and predictably deem that outcome an historic victory, I have to wonder:  ” Victory for what?”  Somewhere deep down, you’d think that a separatist minority must have some [...]

The Dangers of Overselling

Already the teabaggers (and the media who worship them) are declaring tomorrow’s elections to be a stinging defeat for Democrats, all but certain to hobble Obama’s nine-month (or, according to the strange calendar of the media, who can’t wait that long, one year…) presidency.  How many facts must one ignore, and how much Fox must [...]