Entries from November 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Healthy Dems, Unhealthy Republicons

The Amazing Republicono Snake Oil Revival and Medicine Show was ridden out of town on a rail in 2006 and 2008, townspeople having discovered that its patent medicine not only didn’t work, it made people worse off. So one has to admire the persistence of the Amazing Republicono who hasn’t even changed the label, and […]

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Why I Live in Connecticut

I left Virginia over two years ago partly to shake the dust off my sandals of a state whose Republicon majority seemed more preoccupied with the nineteenth century than with the twenty-first. Here’s more positive evidence that I made the right move. Announced today in the Hartford Courant, the mayor of Connecticut’s capital, Hartford, Pedro […]

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


How can a political party govern that doesn’t believe in government?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Petulance on the Left, Pique on the Right, Stuck in the Middle School with You

The biennial student government election at Uncle Sam Middle School is over, and the tweens have demonstrated their usual hormonal bipolarity. Yesterday’s Best Friends Forever are . . . so yesterday. Case in point: A self-described liberal friend in Virginia who got her panties in a bunch because the Obama Administration recently defended in court […]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Republicon Deficit Hypocrisy

Like an alcoholic boyfriend, the Republicon Party wants you to believe that it has given up besotted binges of deficit spending. It wants you to forget (or at least forgive) the fact that the national debt quadrupled under Ronald Raygun and George H.W. Bush, and doubled again under George W. Bush. It wants you to […]