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Faulty Hypothesis
"One of the great political shifts in the past decade has been the move of scientists toward the Democratic Party, a casualty of the Republican Party’s war on reality. It’s not about politics for scientists, it’s about the fact that only one party accepts scientific findings on everything from global warming to evolutionary theory to what does and doesn’t prevent pregnancy."
politics  science  partisanship  republican  democrat 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Obama Quandary Comes Into Sharper Focus: Part Two, Economic Substance
This is part 2 of a two-part diary on two new articles that provide insight into the newly visible weakness of Obama's politics
about(BarackObama)  neoliberalism  new-deal  ideology  progressive  democrat 
august 2009 by tsuomela
It's His Party | The American Prospect
Barack Obama might be running on a post-partisan platform, but he is more focused on building the Democratic Party than any other candidate in recent history.
2008  election  people-barackobama  politics  america  democrat  party  organization 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Open Left:: In Evinco, Veritas
"(In defeat, truthfulness) It is instructive watching the conservative movement suffer a second crushing defeat in 2 years. Losing has become a crucible where anyone who hasn't been paying attention should see the ugly truth about conservativism laid bare."

Mondale and Dukakis talked about policy as they lost. Republicans talk about character assaults.
elections  democrat  republicans  defeat  losing  history 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Once Upon a Time...: Most of You Will Eat Shit Until the Day You Die
Perhaps not forever, but most Americans are perfectly willing to be fooled (hell, they're enthusiastic about it) until the Empire begins to crumble around them -- that is, in ways that directly affect them in their lives
rants  politics  war  defense  inertia  democrat 
february 2008 by tsuomela

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