2010 Midterm Elections Archives

The sevensome at Hofstra University left little wiggle room for angry (he prefers “passionate” now) Republican candidate Carl Paladino and drier than uncooked rice Democrat Andrew Cuomo to let sparks fly between the two, but some of the other candidates on board–like Rent Is Too Damn High’s Jimmy McMillan and former madame Kristin Davis who Read More

This weekend was all about power– estimating it in numbers, conceding it and measuring it in physical prowess. I went to the ‘One Nation Working Together’ rally which lets face it, was more of a way for liberals to tout “my rally is way bigger than yours” than it was about inspiring those in attendance Read More

Matt Yglesias does the admirable work of explaining President Obama’s bizarre plan for a three-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending (via Dara): The freeze would not apply to the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, or to the foreign operations budget of the State Department. The official emphasized Read More

We’ll skip the fanfare, but we’ve finally done did it, y’all. PostBourgie: The Podcast. It’s got a little silliness, a lot of politics, and a few bad jokes (mine, mostly). Our first episode features Monica (you know her as quadmoniker), G.D., Jamelle, and me, your loving moderator, as we talk about the Harry Reid kerfuffle, Read More

(cross-posted from U.S. of J.) As far as I’m concerned, the problem with Harold Ford running for Senate in New York has almost nothing to do with Ford’s general sliminess and everything to do with the fact that it’s a waste of a seat.  In 2007, Chuck Schumer and then-senator Hillary Clinton were more liberal Read More