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I gather from the polls that there’s a tight race for which of two violent, torturing, mass-murdering or potentially mass-murdering (Romney has had no opportunity to send out automated killer drones over civilian populations yet, but since he has every intention of doing so, the difference really is no difference) war criminals will lead the…

Isn’t it obvious? We gave women the right to vote. As Raw Story reports: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a tea party activist that’s appeared several times on Fox News, and founder of an organization where Sean Hannity serves as an advisory board member, said in a sermon recently published to YouTube that America’s greatest mistake…

Poor Mitt

Now let’s be clear – we all knew Mitt Romney did not give a flying fuck about the poor. Other than the occasional service provider, he’s never met any poor people, first of all. Moreover, it is a fact that no presidential candidate, Democratic or Republican for the last 30 years has cared about the…

There’s a really good debate going on in the combox of my Khaki Markets Post on an issue that I’ve been meaning to write about for a while – to what extent is it possible for people who are seeking the same social ends to work together when they use different political means. In the…

The good news is that everyone was more or less happy about Obama’s stated energy policy last night. The Republicans were happy because Obama was talking about a “clean standard” which actually means “let’s burn fossil fuels in a barely less harmful way” – ie, let’s switch some dirty coal to natural gas, and pretend…

A new Gallup poll suggests that Americans are less worried about most environmental issues than they have been since Gallup began polling 20 years ago. “Americans are less worried about each of eight specific environmental problems than they were a year ago, and on all but global warming and maintenance of the nation’s fresh water…

A while back I argued that there’s a rule – when the US spends a whole lot more and uses a whole lot more than everyone else, what we usually get back isn’t just less than everyone else gets for the same buck, it is dramatically worse. I called it my rule of 10 times…