Category Archives: Politics

Wear That Wristband, Boy?

Because Redskins offseason dysfunction is newsworthy like an OJ Simpson quote on a nubile blonde abductee eaten by a Muslim’s pet alligator, it’s no wonder the story that McNabb’s refusal to don a playbook wristband lead to his benching has … Continue reading

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Kitchens, Hearts and Mind.

Disregarding the tendency of political pundits to treat the President as sports pundits treat the QB—way too much credit, way too much blame—and overlooking the finding of fault with a President that just killed the bad guy (hey, the touchdown … Continue reading

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Bombs & Jokes

Sunday’s WaPo digital front page:

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Krugman Tells Himself To Shut Up

Krugman elicits from me a laugh of the out loud variety: So the joke begins like this: An economist, a lawyer and a professor of marketing walk into a room. What’s the punch line? They were three of the five … Continue reading

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Import More Oil While Cutting Oil Imports

The New York Times reports on Obama’s speech before 1,000 Georgetown U students where he announced a flashy new goal (the way this admin serves up new goals I’d hate to be the staffer responsible for keeping up the goal … Continue reading

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False Choice Rightness, Writing Badness

I’m glad that, as part of my Saturday morning routine of following him wherever he points, Insty led me to Ruth Marcus’ anti-false choice wapo article; it gave me a chance to nit-pick an article to death, one of my favorite blogging pastimes: As a rhetorical device, … Continue reading

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Ezra’s Better Than

This. At least I hope so: Unions are not just about challenging the “might and greed” of private-sector CEOs, but about recognizing the different incentives faced by managers and workers, and about correcting the tremendous power imbalance between those who … Continue reading

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