Archives for January, 2008

New Hampshire

Well, Hillary came in two points ahead of Obama in New Hampshire, and 22 points ahead of John Edwards. Edwards insists that he’s still in it for the remaining 48 states, but I have a hard time imagining how he will do any better in those states than he did in Iowa, where he camped…

Lend a hand to Chris Comer

Chris Comer, fired last November for having the temerity to think that the Texas Education Agency’s Director of Science Curriculum might be allowed to tell people about a talk about why intelligent design isn’t science, is going through a rough patch. Her politically motivated ouster has made it hard for her to find new employment…

Shorter Dave Neiwert: Liberal Fascism would be an oxymoron, if it weren’t just moronic. David Neiwert is reviewing Jonah Goldberg’s Bizarro History, a book which has been appropriately and adequately mocked by Sadly, No! already. I was particularly struck by this passage: Liberal Fascism is like a number of other recent attempts at historical revisionism…

Obama wins Iowa

Kevin Drum sums it up: I have to say that Barack Obama’s victory was mighty impressive. Not only did he win by a pretty solid margin, 38% vs. 30% for both Clinton and Edwards, but he won in virtually every subcategory. He won among both men and women; he won among Democrats, independents, and Republicans;…

If I were living in Iowa, I’d be caucusing for Barack Obama. It’ll be a month before my primary, and by then it may all be academic, so I may as well talk about it now. I’ll start out by saying that I wouldn’t feel bad about caucusing for John Edwards, and I won’t have…

A good start to the New Year

Thoughts from Kansas has won two Best of 2007 contests. An entry about the vacuity of intelligent design will be in Open Lab 2007, an anthology of the best science blogging of 2007. And my nomination of “The Vitteruvian Man,” David Vitter, for Talking Points Memo’s Golden Dukes award, prevailed. In a normal year, Vitter’s…