Archive for September, 2010

September 30, 2010

ELITE COLLEGES? OR COLLEGES FOR THE ELITE? There’ll still be both after the higher education bubble bursts, but the overlap won’t be as complete.

UPDATE: Reader Marc Bacon writes:

A note from a recent grad (2.5 yrs ago) concerning the higher education bubble: I think that combining higher education into one category misses an important point. I have two degrees, one in accounting and one in information systems. Both are in “the sciences” and are technical. I appear to be unaffected by the bubble.

All high schoolers should know: for the most part, anything without math, science, or logic will not significantly add value to you.

True only to a first approximation, but worth considering.

September 30, 2010

HEY, IF YOU’RE GOING TO CHECK OUT THE SIEU RALLY IN DC ON SATURDAY, please try to get me an overhead photo so we can measure the crowd.

UPDATE: A reader emails that the SEIU folks will be parking buses in the Pentagon’s North Lot for this rally, and asks if that’s legal. I have no idea. Anyone know anything about this?

ANOTHER UPDATE: Donald Sensing writes: “Yes, it’s legal to park those buses in the Pentagon’s parking lot. It would never happen on a weekday, of course. When I was stationed in the Pentagon from 90-93, not just ralliers’ buses but ordinary tour buses parked in the lot on weekends. In fact, tourists in their cars did, too, then took the Metro into town. Of course, this was before 9/11 and car bombs and all that. I would presume that nowadays bus companies have to get DOD’s permission (or perhaps just that of the Military District of Washington), but it’s not a legal matter, just administrative.”

September 30, 2010

AT AMAZON, it’s the Outlet Sale.

September 30, 2010

WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Obama: Let’s Just Put Citigroup in Charge of the Economy.

September 30, 2010

PJTV: Trifecta: The Bloated, Big-Money World of Higher Education.

September 30, 2010

DA TECH GUY: Hey, GOP! Fortune Favors The Bold! There’s a fine line between Toujours, L’Audace! and “Don’t Get Cocky!” The difference is whether you’re still giving 100%. As Da Tech Guy says, “You only get one shot. Don’t blow it.”

September 30, 2010

JOHN PODHORETZ: The Meltdown Accelerates — At The Very Top. “Here are some things Barack Obama said this evening to Democratic donors.”

UPDATE: BYRON YORK: Obama: ‘I’d appreciate a little break.’ “It’s often remarked that President Obama has enjoyed a number of getaways, vacations, and mini-vacations during his 20 months in office. But at a Democratic fundraiser Thursday night, the president said, ‘I’d appreciate a little break.’”

September 30, 2010

BYRON YORK: A GOP Unknown Is In Striking Range of Barney Frank.

Well, he’s Sean Bielat, who isn’t unknown to InstaPundit readers. But, yeah.

September 30, 2010

THE WINDMILLS of his mind.

September 30, 2010

COSMIC ACCIDENTS: BLASTING THE EARTH INTO LIFE.

September 30, 2010

JIM BENNETT: America And The Great U-Turn.

September 30, 2010

SMART GIRL POLITICS: Dana Loesch Interviews Liz Cheney for PJTV.

September 30, 2010

BUT THIS IS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION, OF COURSE: Women In Tech Make More Money And Land Better Jobs Than Men.

September 30, 2010

FASTER, PLEASE: A new approach to alleviating osteoarthritis pain. “A new class of pain relievers that targets musculoskeletal pain receptors, instead of more general pain pathways, could alleviate osteoarthritis pain better than any drug now on the market, but hurdles remain before the FDA approves it. . . . Tanezumab works by preventing a protein called nerve growth factor from attaching to sensory neurons, thereby stopping the neurons from transmitting pain signals to the brain. It’s a pathway specifically related to muscle and bone pain, and therefore provides an opportunity for targeted pain relief.”

September 30, 2010

SCIENCE: Decoding the Beer Proteome.

September 30, 2010

RADLEY BALKO: More Adventures In Police Professionalism.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson recently awarded Barron Bowling $830,000 for the beating he suffered at the hands of DEA Agent Timothy McCue. McCue and Bowling got into an accident in Kansas City, Kansas, after which McCue emerged from his car, gun drawn, and beat the leaving hell out of Bowling. McCue, the DEA, and officers at the Kansas City police department then conspired to cover up the beating, leaving Bowling to face charges of leaving the scene of an accident (understandable, given that he was getting beaten at the time), and assaulting Agent McCue with his car. Witness statements incriminating McCue for both the accident and the beating were lost or destroyed, as were photos of the damage McCue did to Bowling’s face.

The good news: At least one of the Kansas City police officers has since been disciplined. He was investigated by Internal Affairs, forced into early retirement, lost his retirement health insurance, and lost part of his pension.

The bad news: Only one of them was disciplined. Oh, and he happens to be the cop who exposed the coverup.

We need more accountability.

September 30, 2010

IRELAND’S PROBLEMS get worse.

September 30, 2010

HMM: Birth control pills appear to remodel brain structure. “It seems that weekly we hear about some professional athlete who sullies himself and his sport through abuse of steroids. The melodrama unfolds, careers and statistics are brought low and asterisked, and everyone bemoans another fallen competitor. Yet there are millions of cases of steroid use that occur daily with barely a second thought: Millions of women take birth control pills, blithely unaware that their effects may be subtly seeping into and modulating brain structure and activity. . . . The possibility that an accepted form of chemical contraception has the ability to alter the gross structure of the human brain is a cause for concern, even if the changes seem benign — for the moment.”

September 30, 2010

RASMUSSEN: Republican Ron Johnson now leads incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold by 12 points in Wisconsin’s race for the U.S. Senate.

September 30, 2010

STUDY: Men dig long, shapely . . . arms? Well, yeah.

September 30, 2010

INSTAVISION: I TALK WITH CLAIRE BERLINSKI about her new book, There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. Lots of stuff on the moral basis of capitalism.

September 30, 2010

THE LIVESCRIBE SMARTPEN: Mightier Than Your Brain?

September 30, 2010

INSIDE THE JAMES O’KEEFE CNN Boat Sex Prank.

September 30, 2010

HMM: Gov. Tim Pawlenty Gets an ‘A’ Grade From The Cato Institute.

September 30, 2010

LARRY RIBSTEIN: The Disgrace Of The Legal Services Market.

September 30, 2010

DAN MITCHELL: Europe’s Riots, America’s Future.

September 30, 2010

BARELY LEGAL Sea Bass? Shockingly, not a niche porn-market.

UPDATE: Bob Owens emails: “Hey, some fisherman just want a little tail.” I’m sure there’s a jail-bait joke in there somewhere, too.

September 30, 2010

JOEL KOTKIN: California’s Failed Statesmen. “Right now neither party seems focused on the state’s future besides enriching their core constituencies.”

September 30, 2010

TAXPROF: IRS Files $500,000 Lien Against Al Sharpton.

September 30, 2010

SOME GOOD NEWS FOR commercial spaceflight.

September 30, 2010

VIDEO: The Night Jon Stewart Turned On President Obama. “We came, we saw, we sucked.”

September 30, 2010

CHRIS PETERSON: Why Terrorists Are Often Engineers: Implications For Nanotechnology.

September 30, 2010

DIGITAL SIGHT that could cure blindness. Faster, please.

September 30, 2010

IN THE MAIL: From Claire Berlinski, There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. I interviewed her for PJTV last night; the book’s well worth your time.

September 30, 2010

CATO:

This week, President Obama called for the hiring of 10,000 new teachers to beef up math and science achievement. Meanwhile, in America, Earth, Sol-System, public school employment has grown 10 times faster than enrollment for 40 years (see chart), while achievement at the end of high school has stagnated in math and declined in science (see other chart).

Either the president is badly misinformed about our education system or he thinks that promising to hire another 10,000 teachers union members is politically advantageous–in which case he would seem to be badly misinformed about the present political climate. Or he lives in an alternate universe in which Kirk and Spock have facial hair and government monopolies are efficient. It’s hard to say.

I’m having a lot of Bearded Spock moments lately . . . .

September 30, 2010

WHAT SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT do about airports? “In many places, a combination of zoning, and the local authorities who often run the airports, means that there’s no meaningful competition. The result is that they don’t have to do anything to please passengers, and boy, they sure don’t.”

September 30, 2010

SO IS THIS THE “HOPE,” OR THE “CHANGE?” Now, More Bad News: The ‘New Normal’ is Here to Stay.

September 30, 2010

AN ENDOGENOUS VIRUS that’s not a retrovirus. “Finding these viruses fossilised in songbird genomes tells us that they were once infecting these birds, like hepatitis B is infecting humans today.”

September 30, 2010

IS SPAIN cooking its books?

September 30, 2010

THE ANATOMY of evil.

September 30, 2010

JIM TREACHER: Gloria Allred makes accusation against California Republican gubernatorial candidate on eve of election. “I realize I need to be more specific. After trying and failing with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003, this time Allred is striking at Meg Whitman.”

September 30, 2010

PROFESSORS: “Why do they hate us?” Backlash against New Class overreach. . . . Plus, from the comments: “Interesting that Benton’s take is largely that they just don’t understand us. Maybe they understand us too well. The academy is currently very out of step with the values and beliefs of mainstream America. Whether that is good or bad, it has consequences. And our response again is that they don’t get it. We have all the answers and we rarely show the willingness to question our own orthodoxy.” I think it’s also the sense that education has been oversold, to its consumers’ detriment and its producers’ advantage.

The discussion in the comments is pretty interesting. There’s also this: “I’m not nearly as worried about what the general public thinks of professors as I am about what the college administrators think of us. If we have enemies, and arguably we do, that’s where most of them live.” Well, that’s where most of the bloat comes from.

September 30, 2010

ILLINOIS: A history lesson for Phil Hare.

September 30, 2010

CLASS M PLANET DISCOVERED: Newly discovered planet may be first truly habitable exoplanet.

September 30, 2010

ARMIN ROSEN: Village Voice Writer Trapped In White Derangement Feedback Loop.

September 30, 2010

CHANGE: WELL, NOT SO MUCH. “Commerce released its final revision of the annualized rate of growth from the second quarter. Initially estimated at 2.4% in July, the number got sharply revised to 1.6% in August. Now, with the final numbers in place, economic growth still looks moribund.”

September 30, 2010

BONNIE AND CLYDE DIRECTOR ARTHUR PENN has died. I hadn’t realized that he was Irving Penn’s brother.

September 30, 2010

HOTLINE: Democrats Aren’t Staging A Comeback. “Democrats are only experiencing the benefits of a base that is finally engaging. That base will help some Democratic candidates, but in total, the party still faces serious rehabilitation work with independent voters. The party’s major problems are most evident in three prominent races that are slowly, but inexorably, sliding toward Republicans.”

September 30, 2010

L.A. TIMES: Put The Brakes On Red Light Cameras. “An audit released Wednesday by City Controller Wendy Greuel turned up little evidence that cameras influence driver behavior. Accidents fell at 16 intersections in the six months after cameras were installed, but rose at 12 and stayed the same at four. That makes it pretty hard to make definitive conclusions either way. OK, but at least the cameras are generating revenue for the city, aren’t they? Actually, no. Greuel’s audit showed that the cameras not only didn’t bring in a dime for the city in 2008 and 2009, but cost it a combined $2.5 million in those years.”

September 30, 2010

ANOTHER ILLEGAL ARREST IN CONNECTICUT: Senior arrested after filming another student’s arrest.

While there are no laws on the books in Connecticut that make filming a police officer illegal, Quinnipiac senior Kenneth Hartford found out on Saturday night that it isn’t quite so simple. According to multiple witnesses, within minutes of Hartford beginning to film a Quinnipiac student being arrested outside of Toad’s Place in New Haven, an officer tackled and handcuffed him. Hartford was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with a Police Investigation. He went on to spend the night in jail at 24 Union Avenue.

In a short video that he took on his cell phone before his arrest (viewable above) officers can be heard swearing at Hartford. The officer who ultimately arrested Hartford said, “Put that in your fucking pocket and get the fuck out of here.” When Hartford then tried to capture the officer’s name and badge number on video, the officer shoved him away.

If the police are behaving properly, they have nothing to fear. If they are behaving improperly, then they should be in fear. This sounds improper to me.

September 30, 2010

MICKEY KAUS: UAW Dispute Tarnishes Launch of Chevy Cruze.

September 30, 2010

JIM TREACHER: “Predominantly white crowds are bad, except when they’re not.”

September 30, 2010

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR JOHN MCCAIN, WE’D WIND UP LIVING IN A 21ST CENTURY NIGHTMARE WITH NO PRIVACY: ‘Feds radiating Americans’? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets. “As an antiterror measure, the US government has deployed mobile X-ray technology to randomly scan cars and trucks. But the measure is riling privacy proponents.” (But note that the photo illustrates drugs, not bombs). And they were right, obviously!

September 30, 2010

ALLEN WEST ON RON KLEIN: “He’s terrified.”

September 30, 2010

PROFESSOR JACOBSON: Stay focused.

September 30, 2010

JAMES TARANTO: Talking Points Meow! “Progressives” squabble like high school girls. “Five weeks before an election, the president has managed to divide his ideological base into two mutually resentful groups. One group resents being talked down to by the president, the other group identifies with the president and resents the first group.”

September 30, 2010

CHEAP BOOZE, cheaper congressmen. “A bill that could wind up severly restricting interstate booze trade—thus raising prices, limiting selection, and generally making the world a dryer place, all while giving the Commerce Clause the heave-ho when it comes to trade in beer, wine, and liquor—managed to win a hearing today from the ready-to-get-outta-Dodge House Judiciary Committee. The legislation in question is the cheesily-acronymed Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act, which would make it easier for state alcohol wholesalers to protect their monopolies.”

September 29, 2010

FROM BEN CUNNINGHAM, a roundup of Tea Party headlines.

September 29, 2010

THE HILL: Senate blocks recess appointments with deal between Dems, GOP. “Senate Democrats agreed Wednesday night to a Republican demand to block President Obama from making recess appointments while Congress is out of town campaigning for the midterm elections.”

September 29, 2010

OOPS: Obama faces voter policy doubts in backyard meeting. “It was a marked contrast to the enthusiastic university crowd that greeted Obama on Tuesday in Wisconsin when he sought to fire up his youthful base of support, and showed the obstacles his Democratic Party faces in the November 2 elections.”

September 29, 2010

AT AMAZON, up to 40% off kitchen gear.

September 29, 2010

IN PRAISE OF frozen vegetables. The canned ones last longer, though.

September 29, 2010

NOT A SPOILER AFTER ALL: The Hill: Rep. Castle Says No To Write-In Bid. “A write-in bid would have been an uphill battle for Castle and a Rasmussen poll from earlier in the week suggested such an effort might have only given O’Donnell a better shot at defeating Coons in November. The poll had Coons ahead of O’Donnell 49-40 percent with Castle garnering 5 percent as a write-in.”

September 29, 2010

WHEN I SAY “DON’T GET COCKY,” I’m apparently not getting through to Dick Morris, who seems quite cocky indeed.

UPDATE: More cockiness. Remember, predictions of victory aren’t a substitute for hard work. But there’s this:

Can you imagine with all the ethical vulnerabilities you have been showing about Schumer – not to mention that he’s more a symbol of this Congress than anyone and he’s got pretty unimpressive numbers – the GOP is not even mounting a campaign against him?

I saw the Conservative Party candidate (Jay Townsend) running against Schumer on Sean Hannity’s TV show last summer. So here is a nice-looking guy who speaks well and he’s funny. And he turns out be a political strategist, so he doesn’t make dumb mistakes.

So why aren’t we behind him I’m asking?

I wouldn’t miss Schumer.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Adam Kwiatkowski emails:

Prof. Reynolds:

In less than 18 months, the Tea Party went from being ignored, to ridiculed, to fought with every weapon in the left’s arsenal. And then this week the President of the United States – the Tea Party’s nemesis – concedes that the Tea Party has some legitimate concerns. Then Thomas Friedman, dean of the dim-bulb center-left beltway conventional wisdom crowd, decides that he and those who agree with him are the true Tea Party, and those charlatans masquerading as the Tea Party are just “blowing off steam.” Thomas Mother-Loving Friedman, of all people, wants the Tea Party label.

A remarkable week, and a remarkable eighteen months.

Well, good point. But don’t take your eyes off those TIE fighters, kid.

MORE: No, really, don’t get cocky.

STILL MORE: Jim Treacher sums things up.

September 29, 2010

WELL, THAT’S MOSTLY WHAT THEY DO: Is Government About To Make The Mortgage Market Even Worse?

September 29, 2010

THE HILL: Franken commits another gaffe while presiding over Senate.

September 29, 2010

THE AMAZING POWER OF SEMEN TO “TWEAK FEMALE BIOLOGY.” And not just the obvious one. I suspect the biochemical tweaking works both ways.

September 29, 2010

MAKING THE TOUGH DECISIONS.

September 29, 2010

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Electric Car Industry Isn’t Going to Save Us.

September 29, 2010

SAYING GOODBYE to bayonet training.

September 29, 2010

TOM BLUMER: GM-PAC? GOP Should Just Say No — But They Won’t.

September 29, 2010

AS A GENERAL RULE, it’s a bad idea to pick on bloggers.

UPDATE: Dan Riehl says this time may be an exception.

September 29, 2010

UH OH: French Riviera sees new case of chikungunya virus. “French health authorities have asked doctors on the Riviera to be on the alert after a second case was detected in the region this weekend of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Two 12-year girls in the town of Frejus have caught the virus that causes fever, headaches and arthritic-type symptoms that leave victims stooped, officials said Sunday. . . . There is no known vaccine or treatment for chikungunya, which has infected millions of people in Africa and Asia and can cause debilitating pain and, in extreme cases, death.” If only we had some way of killing all those mosquitoes before they could spread disease.

September 29, 2010

CAR LUST: The Strakermobile.

September 29, 2010

TRIFECTA: A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss … and A Roiling Presidency Gathers Little Support. “It is pretty clear that the thrill is gone when it comes to Obama, but you know his Presidency is in trouble when Walter ‘Fritz’ Mondale starts commenting on it.”

September 29, 2010

TEA PARTY HAS ELITES ON THE RUN: Except, of course, for the fearless — and “impactful” — Thomas Friedman. But read the whole thing to find out why a dead Christopher Lasch understands what’s going on better than a living Tom Friedman . . ..

September 29, 2010

HIGH HOME efficiency.

September 29, 2010

MULLAHS CRUSHING DISSENT: Iran’s ‘blogfather’ sentenced to almost 20 years in prison. “Hossein Derakhshan was ‘convicted of cooperating with enemy states, making propaganda against the Islamic system of government, promoting small anti-revolutionary groups, managing obscene web sites and insulting Islamic sanctities.’”

They can’t take criticism, these guys. Here’s more from Jeff Jarvis.

September 29, 2010

DON SURBER: “They Hate Us. They really, really hate us.”

September 29, 2010

PHIL BOWERMASTER EXPLAINS why he’s promoting The Rational Optimist.

September 29, 2010

JOEL KOTKIN: The New World Order: “Tribal ties—race, ethnicity, and religion—are becoming more important than borders.”

UPDATE: Reader Jorge Del Rio emails:

I’m extremely busy this week and it’s already almost 10pm here in Luxembourg (GMT+1) but I wanted to know: should I bother waiting up to hear the Left denounce the latest terror warnings as an attempt to scare the American public just prior to an election?

Get some sleep, Jorge.

September 29, 2010

PUNCHING BACK TWICE AS HARD: At Righthaven and Stephens Media. I love this: “The Review-Journal and Righthaven can’t legitimately complain about cutting and pasting of the type in the Democratic Underground case since Review-Journal writers regularly engage in that practice, he said.”

September 29, 2010

GOOD IDEA: Nissan to offer Leaf buyers roadside service to alleviate range-related fears.

September 29, 2010

RAND SIMBERG: Pigs in Space: Utah and Alabama Repubs Lobbying for Space Pork. Not a promising sign for the supposed GOP housecleaning. . . .

September 29, 2010

FORMER OBAMA WORKER writes on the decay of the “white brain.” ‘Cause, you know, white people think ACORN’s a bunch of crooks and stuff. This is probably a poor move, pre-election, but maybe they’ve just decided that all they can do now is try to energize the base. (Via Dana Loesch, who has further thoughts).

September 29, 2010

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER To Apologize to Prof. Guenter Lewy For False Accusations.

September 29, 2010

“IT’S LIKE BUILDING A CORVETTE in a Model T factory.”

September 29, 2010

IN THE MAIL: The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma.

September 29, 2010

TIM CAVANAUGH: Two Things Loretta Sanchez Can’t Stand: Racial Intolerance and Vietnamese.

September 29, 2010

MICHAEL BARONE: Dems retreat to coasts as GOP rules vast interior. “The Democrats’ Northeast and Pacific Coast bases are heavily populated, and the states where they’re leading in Senate races cast 136 electoral votes in 2008. But the states where Republicans are leading cast 274 electoral votes. These 2010 maps are quite a contrast with the maps you might have drawn just after the 2008 election.”

UPDATE: Related: Youth Vote Shifts Right.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Linda Hirshman: White Women Dump The Dems. “Remember the PUMAs, whose motto was Party Unity My Ass? They were the supposedly angry white women (the horror) so pissed off by Hillary Clinton’s defeat they were going elect John McCain? The PUMAs were sort of lost in the pixie dust storm of the Obama election. I wonder if we declared them an endangered species too soon? There were glimpses that all might not be well with white women in the exit polls even then.” I think the misogynistic attacks on Sarah Palin don’t help.

September 29, 2010

OBAMA: “The cancer is in Pakistan.”

September 29, 2010

WORLD WAR I NOW OFFICIALLY OVER:

On September 26, 2010 — 92 years after the WWI officially ended — Germany made her last payment of $94 million in reparations “to private individuals, pension funds and corporations holding debenture bonds as agreed under the Treaty of Versailles.” As Keynes rightly predicted, the unreasonably high French demands for financial reparations led to German economic weakness. The end result was hyperinflation, which was one of the principal causes of Hitler’s rise to power and the start of the Second World War. In spite of losing two world wars, Germany did eventually become the most powerful nation in Europe — through trade, capitalism and German ingenuity.

With some help from a U.S. military umbrella.

September 29, 2010

BEST-VALUE LAW SCHOOLS: Tennessee Ranks #11 on a list ranking schools based on high bar passage, low indebtedness, and employment after graduation.

September 29, 2010

THE ECONOMIST: “Congress is lame.” They’re right, but not for the reasons given.

September 29, 2010

MANAGING THE CRISIS in public pensions.

September 29, 2010

REVIEWING THE REVIEWERS: A roundup of book reviews from all over.

September 29, 2010

MANCHIN’S LOOKING WEAK, and Raese is launching a 51 To Repeal Moneybomb.

September 29, 2010

CHANGE: Nancy Pelosi Is As Unpopular As BP. Well, she’s done a lot more damage to America, so I think she’s getting off light here . . . .

September 29, 2010

MICHAEL BARONE: America In An Age Of Open-Field Politics.

As I have indicated, I expect a rebound in Republican percentages in 2010 that will make the current period of open field politics look as volatile as the previous 1967–1983 and 1991–1995 periods. But I think it’s possible that this year’s Republican percentages will prove to be no more permanent than I believe the 2006–2008 Democratic percentages will have been proven to be. You don’t know a period of open field politics has been transformed into a period of trench warfare politics until several years after it has happened—or at least so has been my experience.

Well, if the Republicans make the mistake of interpreting a rebuke to the Democrats as an endorsement of the GOP establishment, they won’t last long.

UPDATE: Reader Gregory Hill writes:

In response to Mr. Barone, you say:

“Well, if the Republicans make the mistake of interpreting a rebuke to the Democrats as an endorsement of the GOP establishment, they won’t last long.”

My response? Don’t worry. They will. That’s why the grassroots take-over of the Republican party from within by the Tea Party needs to proceed post-haste. If we are successful in that endeavor, then the damage wrought upon our beloved country by the Ds and Rs will be minimized. Tragic and enormous, but minimized. But if the GOP establishment fights us to the end, then it will take an actual third-party to engage the public in transforming our political system. That will take much more time, and much more effort. And it will be a bloody mess (hopefully only figuratively! my biggest fear is otherwise) for years as we clean up the pieces of the train wreck they have driven us into.

Indeed. As I’ve warned before, if the GOP retakes Congress and then blows it, we’re likely to see not only a third-party Presidential challenge, but a lot of third-party challengers for Congressional seats.

September 29, 2010

ARE THE DEMOCRATS giving up on Joe Sestak?