Month: August 25, 2009

Aug 25,2009

Interviewing a celebrity sometimes sucks

I have a lot of sympathy for the author of this post on the perils of interviewing the famous: They will be polite, but the more famous they are, the...

Aug 24,2009

Happy Blogiversary, Kevin!

It’s been seven years now that Kevin Drum’s been blogging. His story says something great about the blogosphere. Some of the early bloggers were grad students in their pajamas. (Why...

Aug 24,2009

Are we now the Soviets in Afghanistan?

Matt Yglesias asks: If you read accounts of the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, people generally always seem to think that American and Saudi and Pakistani support for...

Aug 21,2009

This is why we need the death penalty

Hey, did you see that one of the bombers of Pan Am Flight 103 was released early from prison so he could die in the comfort of his own home?...

Aug 20,2009

Get paid to vote against Obamacare

If it doesn’t include a public option. Kevin points out that Blue America has raised almost $200,000 to distribute to Dems who pledge to vote against any reform bill without...

Aug 20,2009

New ideas on healthcare reform

Well, they’re not exactly new ideas. They’re new to me. More importantly, they’re ideas that didn’t seem to make the cut for either Democratic or Republican talking points. Which doesn’t...