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The New Conservative PC: Everything

The conservative attacks on the excesses of political correctness are not wholly without merit. For instance, it’s certainly ridiculous to strive for a world where there are no labels, or where the invocation of any bit of identifying information with any potential social or cultural value attached to it is…

Michael Barone: Why Did The Kennedys Love Getting Shot So Much?

Michael Barone is a liar. No, let me take that back. Michael Barone offends (and impresses) liars with his commitment to dishonesty. He is a man so committed to dishonesty that it is very likely he is actually the Lindbergh Baby, that is how much I doubt his accounting of…

Unions Are Killing Toyota

Well, poop. Toyota will not be opening up a new Prius plant in Mississippi because of the slowdown in car sales and overall economic situation. Methinks Mississippi workers need to start taking pay cuts, and soon. This is what Michael Barone tells me, and dude writes an almanac and shit.…

Bamboo Reviews: American Fascists

It’s interesting reading this item (hat tip) after reading Chris Hedges’ book American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America. A roomful of academics erupted in angry boos Tuesday morning after political analyst Michael Barone said journalists trashed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republicans’ vice presidential nominee, because…

What I Learned From Michael Barone Today

Given a hypothetical polling matchup from 1995, what we can conclude about Barack Obama is that he’s really, really lucky he’s black. What I’m particularly happy about is the apparently wellspring of forgiveness the American people have for black incompetence: On balance I think Obama’s race has been a political…

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