Your Random-Ass Roundup: The Petraeus Affair Now Involves Olivia Pope. (Seriously.)


Congratulations, America: this Petraeus mess has now officially morphed into an episode of Scandal. [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Mia Love’s Racial High-Wire Act.


While Mia Love’s victory would be a milestone, her candidacy encapsulates a lot of the practical and ideological obstacles the GOP faces in becoming less white. [...]

Don’t Call It a Comeback. (No, Seriously. Don’t.)

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brutal 12 days in which he hemmorhaged his once-considerable national lead, President Obama got some good news: he’s eked out tiny advantages among likely voters in both the ABC/Washington Post and Politico/GWU polls. Here’s the takeaway from the first poll:

Likely voters give Obama the edge [...]


It’s a little bananas over here in the completely conceptual PB offices, but there will be some proper posting going on tomorrow. Pinky promise.

Until then, some links for your perusal:

Obama announces a drawdown to the war in Afghanistan, beginning with bringing 33,000 troops home this summer. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning [...]


In my little (and decidedly liberal) corner of the blogosphere, it has now become inappropriate to use the word “illegal” when referring to immigrants. Colorlines, one of my favorite PB-based blog discoveries, has launched a site called “Drop the I-Word.” From the site:

How is the I-Word inaccurate – isn’t some illegal action happening here?


Sing-Alongs Won’t Help Your Racist Bill.

[cross-posted from TAPPED]

Via RaceWire, Gov. Jan Brewer released the above video to address the pseudo-controversy over the officials who hadn’t read the law but nevertheless criticized it, like Eric Holder and former Arizona governor and current head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

On the one hand, I’m sympathetic to requiring people to be [...]

No Problemo.

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – No Problemo Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News [...]

Strictly Business.

Eugene Robinson’s column, on the facts of Arizona’s “problem” with illegal immigration, is a must-read (and I use that term sparingly):

Border crossings by undocumented immigrants have declined sharply over the past decade. With more Border Patrol agents on duty than ever before, apprehensions of would-be immigrants along the 2,000-mile border have dropped from [...]