Stop & Frisk Nation: “nothing to worry about if you haven’t done anything” right.
Today’s far right Republican elected officials hate Harvard elite egghead nerds know-it-als until they find one who agrees with them. Enter Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff. Their bad calculations, omitted data, flawed research led to holy grail of the “Austerity is teh tussin for everything!” study quoted by Republicans and right of center [...]
Judge rules against Obama/Bush Plan B contraception photo-id ruling. Go read it. He rightfully berates the administrations counsel for trying to defend a policy designed to appease religious and anti-sex/slut shaming zealots. It’s also interesting to note this case is being argued as three women enslaved as teens by three brothers are found after 10 [...]
Ezra Klein establishes some needed perspective for the “remember when Washington worked” punditry: We’re not going to figure out a way to depolarize the parties. Whenever you think of the irenic Washington of the ’50s and ’60s, think about Strom Thurmond, one of the most ideologically conservative members of Congress, serving as a Democrat. The [...]
Noonan, Dowd & Scarborough advise Obama: pass gun control by threatening senators w/violence, speeches, blackmail
Maureen Dowd: He’s not like one of my angry drunk uncles who knew how to push a woman or man around to get whatever they wanted. Including more whiskey, steak, or signature gun control legislation. Peggy Noonan says it in her soothing post-brunch pre-tea time voice: Who knew so many older white people wanted us [...]