Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

New e-Book: Obama’s Last Stand

I had to laugh at the title. Really? Custer, folks? Well, I can certainly believe that. Anyway, the book is out today. Glenn Thrush at Politico offers a sneak peek. Here’s a few choice tidbits. Second-guessing about personnel, strategy and … Continue reading

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Religious conservatives are greedy, selfish bastards!

Oh, wait: Study: Red states more charitable Red states give more money to charity than blue states, according to a new study on Monday. The eight states with residents who gave the highest share of their income to charity supported … Continue reading

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My take on abortion

(This started as a comment at Uppity’s place) I was in junior high when Roe v. Wade was handed down. I remember the issue being debated in class. There is nothing quite like a bunch of virgins debating reproductive rights. … Continue reading

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The invention that finally freed the slaves

From The Last Compromise by Walter Russell Mead: Many hoped that the election of the first African-American President of the United States meant a decisive turn in the long and troubled history of race relations in the United States. And … Continue reading

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