Author: AFF Editors

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 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...

Aug 20,2009

Obama fights the GOP’s war in Afghanistan

Jazz linked earlier to the new ABC-WaPo poll results on Afghanistan. I’d like to take a closer look at the data. The Post’s headline reports, Public Opinion in US Turns...

Aug 18,2009

Department of esoteric allusions

From a New Yorker profile of Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla: Although more than a quarter of Tesla’s employers come from the Big Three, and although the company...