all politics is yokel?– Michele Bachmann: A small-town, small-minded isolationist. - By Christopher Hitchens
The auction is a money-making venture for the Iowa Republican Party, which...– Mystery Candidate Leads to Walk Out at Ames Straw Poll Land Auction - The Note This is how politics works in the primaries. Are we sure we want to let these people determine who makes it onto the ticket?
“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is pretty simple,” he told a group of...– Straight Talk From Top Enlisted Marine on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal - Washington Wire - WSJ
Here’s the thing about Zeitgeist, he said. It’s a large bar – the maximum...– Tough Love - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
A ringer is a horse substituted for another of similar appearance in order to...– Was curious about the etymology of the term “dead ringer”, so I looked it up. I am always pleased to see a common idiom get traced back to blackguarding and grifter culture of previous centuries. A dead ringer
The doomsayers are simply hungover from the last bubble’s burst, he said....– Thiel: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble? - NYTimes.com
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So the Republican playbook for 2012 should follow a simple plan: 1) Focus on the president’s record. 2) Do not allow the militant wing of the party to bind the whole party to election-losing issues. 3) Keep the kooks off the main stage. And yet this simple plan is proving surprisingly hard to execute.
There is no drop-dead date. There is no overnight default. Debt service amounts...– Our salutary debt-ceiling scare - The Washington Post
The economists estimated that an Iowa or New Hampshire voter had the same impact...– How Iowa and New Hampshire Voting Distorts Economic Policy - NYTimes.com