We get it, we do (per request, kinda)

Obamaism as a negation of Reaganism is also its excrescence, as inevitably during the inherently uncertain and drawn-out transition between financialized neo-liberalism and its unnameable successor. The Republican candidates express the exhaustion and irrelevance of Reaganism in and to that context, except as the active expression of that exhaustion and irrelevance, in the familiar zombie format.

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Gotcher Silver Lining Right Here, Dude

The switch in advantage to the US is relative. It does not imply a healthy US recovery. Yet America retains a pack of trump cards. The 21st Century may be American after all, just like the last.

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Campaigning on foreign policy among those who don’t care about it

“Just imagine what I could get done if the Republicans were as willing to compromise as, say, France.”

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A tragedy in the making

Continued Republican intransigence and the looming election of 2012 may have finally energized Obama, and caused him to abandon his “story” of a united America, but it may be too late

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guess it’s cat day around here

Let’s kill something!

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harsh reality

a cat learning the harsh realities of how viral videos work on YouTube

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Checkmated by the Greater Israel Lobby

We had a window. It’s important to remember who shut it, and tried to lock it tight.

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Too much o nothin makes a man ill at ease

The U.S. president will not be deeply engaged in the world for more than a year. The rest of the world knows this, of course. The question is whether and how they take advantage of it.

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Department of incredibly empty statistical arguments

You’ve all heard of the “factoid” – which Wikipedia helpfully defines as a “questionable or spurious—unverified, incorrect, or fabricated statement presented as a fact, but with no veracity.”  One can watch entire political interviews on a Sunday morning and hear

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Why is BHO at a 16-month high?

Sarah Palin's Bus - Ass-End

Gallup is having some difficulty figuring out why the President’s job approval  just hit a 16-Month High: It’s often difficult to pinpoint why a president’s job approval rating goes up or goes down. The bin Laden raid was one of

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