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The Wit and Wisdom of Katherine Harris

Here’s an amusing interview with my favorite demented little harpie/wannabe Senator in the Florida Baptist Witness. Some of these statements will leave you scratching your head wondering what the hell she’s talking about. Like this gem: Do you support civil rights protections on the basis of sexual preference? Civil rights have to do with individual…

Katherine Harris Update

Here’s the latest episode in Katherine Harris’ months-long campaign to seize the title of America’s most batshit crazy politician. Several members of the US House of Representatives were listed on her campaign website as having endorsed her candidacy for the Senate. The problem? None of them had done so. Several members of the U.S. House…

Partisan Parsing of Election Results

Here’s how a partisan hack spins election results. From Tony Snow’s press conference yesterday: One of the interesting things that happened in this Connecticut race, by the way, was there appeared to be some buyer’s remorse as election day approached. Maybe the polls were rigged; maybe the polls were bad. But at least the lead…

Balko on Lieberman’s Primary Loss

This post demonstrates perfectly why I like Radley Balko’s writing so much. He pulls no punches while puncturing the nonsense put out by the partisans in both parties. First he tells us why Lieberman was a lousy senator: Look, Lieberman is a likeable guy (in the same way, as the lefty bloggers have noted, that…

Rev. Keith Butler Exposed

Yesterday was primary day, not only in Connecticut, where the media has been in a frenzy over the Democratic contest between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont, but in Michigan as well. We had an interesting fight going on in the Republican primary for the Senate, where Keith Butler, who looks for all the world like…

Scalia Refuses Stay of DeLay Ruling

Calling John Bambenek, the STACLU contributor who claimed that the 5th circuit court of appeals case that Tom DeLay lost last week was proof of “differing application of the law” to Republicans than Democrats and of “judicial activism”? I wonder what he’ll say now that none other than Justice Scalia has refused DeLay’s request for…

Sen. Rick Santorum has been consistently behind in the polls in his race against Bob Casey in Pennsylvania, and it looks like they’re getting really desperate. They’re trying anything they can to siphon support from Casey, including helping the Green Party candidate, Carl Romanelli. Paul Kiel examined all of the political contributions given to Romanelli’s…

Making French Fries French Again

3 years ago two Congressmen, Bob Ney of Ohio and Walter Jones of North Carolina, pushed through a rule changing the name of french fries and french toast in the Congressional cafeteria to “freedom fries” and “freedom toast” (liberty cabbage, anyone?). Now, the names have suddenly changed back, and no one is talking about why.…

Romney’s “Tar Baby” Comment

I agree completely with Eugene Volokh that the furor over Mitt Romney’s use of the term “tar baby” in a comment about the Big Dig the other day is a pointless tempest in a teapot. He sums up the reasons perfectly: “Tar baby” is one of many words that has a standard and common meaning…

Ain’t That The Truth

This blogger says something that can’t be said often enough: One thing that would really improve political discourse, and maybe even lead to some better results, would be for all of us to stop oversimplifying issues. Our culture has fallen into a bad habit of trying to turn nearly every subject into a simple duality,…