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The lesser of two evils is not a winning strategy

Even though we’re being encouraged to pretend that Robert Gibbs’ bullshit about the “professional left” and cable news wasn’t an attempt to shame the netroots and especially the folks at MSNBC for their refusal to be Fox News-style sycophants, Rachel Maddow isn’t buying it. And her revenge is spending half…

The most transparent White House ever? NOT. Obama’s DOJ seeks FOIA exemption for visitor records

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reports that the Obama administration through its Justice Department, is continuing to argue that it has the right to shield White House Visitor Logs, citing they should be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Now as we saw yesterday, the administration…

Pure Hillary love post

Can I say that, even though I would have been ecstatic to have her as President (certainly would have been the same level of victory as electing Obama), things are really working out on the Hillary Clinton front? She’s completely kicking ass as the Secretary of State, one of the…

This Just Might Be A Terrible Column

I’m torn about whether this John F. Harris article is terrible. On the one hand, it’s like a hall of mirrors…of stupid. It’s a reporter discussing all the things that he and his ilk could be saying about Obama…but aren’t yet. Harris proposes 7 narratives that Obama hopes doesn’t catch…

Maybe I’m completely wrong on this, and I’d love to hear how I am

Watching all this coverage of Obama’s speech and Cheney’s rebuttal—as well as endless tweeting and amusing digressions about whether or not “terrorists” are more powerful than superheros—I find myself feeling unusually cold about a political drama. The only thing that’s gotten really up my ass is the way the word…

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour

The worst thing about the utter despair I’m experiencing over the Obama administration’s almost sure-to-screw-the-pooch decision to just keep pouring money into the banks—with pretty much no accountability attached, or plans to nationalize or break them up—is the feeling that if Obama hadn’t been sucked into this disaster plan, he…

My letter to President-Elect Obama

Before the election, The Advocate asked me to write a letter to the Dem and GOP nominees for president. The magazine planned to feature missives from various well-known voices in the LGBT community; it was an interesting idea, since we didn’t know the outcome of the election at the time.…

In case there was any doubt, we did learn that he enjoys setting kittens on fire

Ezra has a post up about the Bush administration’s last minute reign of destruction on America, specifically the process of “burrowing”, where political appointees are moved to career positions. It doesn’t seem out of the norm for this to happen, but what’s different in this case is they’re burrowing a…

Elected liberals, govern liberally

The pressure is already building to get Obama to govern from the center or even, god forbid, the center-right. We shouldn’t be surprised by this—fish gotta swim, and pundits gotta stall our country’s progress with hand-wringing. The Obama administration should not listen to these nags. All real evidence points to…

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