100dollarbills

In the 2016 Presidential campaign, money isn’t what it used to be, and consultants are sad

The usual spokespeople for the campaign-industrial complex are saying that Donald Trump’s campaign is “a mess,” “a disaster,” and that he’s not spending enough money on the usual stuff. That strategy, they claim, may be  why he’s going to lose the Presidential election in November. But I wonder if their complaints are based more on…

open carry

A few words about a few words about open carry

I have only a few words to say about how one media outlet talked about open carry at the Republican National Convention. I was watching some preliminary coverage on the first day, before the whole hate fest began. It was on MSNBC—a network that once—oh, so long ago—claimed to be the progressive alternative to Fox…

Jason Kander

A MO Democratic candidate calls for a Balanced Budget amendment. Wait, what?

In a shocking policy statement released last week, Democrat Jason Kander—who is running for US Senate to unseat Republican incumbent Roy Blunt—announced that he supports a Balanced Budget amendment to the US Constitution. That is a very odd policy position for a Democrat. Usually, this balanced-budget stuff is the bailiwick of Republicans, who claim that…

weiner

Weiner: Pictures from an exhibition[ist]

  The political documentary, “Weiner,” will probably make you cringe, but not necessarily for the most obvious reasons. Many people who buy tickets may be motivated by the salacious prospect of reliving New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s 2011 sexting scandal. And, indeed, they will get their money’s worth—including the infamous underwear-bulge shot and a pixellated…

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