Category: 2000 Elections

  • A Brief History of the Republican Majority

    Jonathan Chait with an excerpt of his book The Big Con: I have this problem. Whenever I try to explain what’s happening in American politics-I mean, what’s really happening-I wind up sounding a bit like an unhinged conspiracy theorist. … So please give let me a chance to explain myself when I tell you the […]

  • Reagan Diaries on George W: "Find the Kid a Job"…

    Most likely fake. Sorry. (via) ‘A moment I’ve been dreading. George brought his ne’re-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has […]

  • Frank Rich to GOP: Reagan is Dead

    Richie Rich writes: Wrongdoing of this magnitude does not happen by accident, but it is not necessarily instigated by a Watergate-style criminal conspiracy. When corruption is this pervasive, it can also be a by-product of a governing philosophy. That’s the case here. That Bush-Rove style of governance, the common denominator of all the administration scandals, […]

  • Call Your House Reps: Floor Vote on Cheney Impeachment Tomorrow (Wednesday)

    (Update below) Put up or shut up. Do you have a whole 2 minutes of your day to express your dis-satisfaction? Hell, you can do this on your way to get your afternoon latte. Go to, look up your Congress rep and tell them about the impeachment vote tomorrow. In an 18-page draft resolution, […]

  • Gary Kamiya: How Bush Made the GOP Commit Suicide

    This from my buddy Kevin: Democrats should give two cheers for George W. Bush. He and his political mastermind, Karl Rove, dreamed of achieving a permanent Republican majority. Instead, his disastrous presidency has dealt a devastating blow to the GOP, one from which it may not recover for many years. That’s the inescapable import of […]

  • American Coup D'etat? Nope. But Erosion…?

    Harper’s got together a quartet of military experts to examine the eternal question: Could it happen here? UTTWAK: What about a situation in which the military was ordered to start a war that it did not believe could be won?… BACEVICH: The military would leak it to the Washington Post, and the war would never […]

  • Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ‘08,No Child's Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War by Greg Palast (Mindmap)

    Must read. You know Greg Palast as the ex-pat journalist that reports for the BBC and reported to the rest of the world how the 2000 election was FUBARed while no one in the US did a damned thing. He’s back. Armed Madhouse is a complete tour of the greedy, selfish assholes that run our […]

  • An Inconvenient Truth

    We’re completely fucked. There’s no bones about it. This planet, this country is completely screwed in so many ways and unless Americans wake up and smell the glaciers melting. Al Gore helped spearhead the first Congressional hearings on global warming in the 70s and made it a centerpiece of his bid for president in the […]

  • Hijacking Castastrophe :: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire

    To balance out our viewing of the second Bridget Jones movie, I selected this sobering documentary. The film takes you from 1992 when the neo-conservatives first proposed their faith in unliateral military action and were laughed out of Washington to their gradual ascent to power and now the execution of their worldview of American Empire. […]

  • Bush Cleans Glasses on Woman's Sweater

    Hardly to be entered into the political discourse but a welcome example of his arrogance. During a commercial break on the David Letterman show, producer Maria Pope was on stage and discussing something with Letterman, and while she was standing there in front of Bush, George leaned forward, grabbed the back of her sweater and […]