The number of excellent links out there I want to talk about is overwhelming me. So I am linking instead.
If you haven’t heard Lee Atwater fully articulating the Southern Strategy, here he is in a newly uncovered full interview. Gross times.
So there’s two Monkey Wrench Gang-esque movies being filmed. Except that the crappy looking one is suing Kelly Reichardt for her film. The problem here is that Kelly Reichardt is a great director and should be able to do whatever she wants. The other problem is that her film isn’t even directly based on the Edward Abbey novel. Sounds bogus but it doesn’t take much to torpedo an indie film, even by a renowned director.
I’m not a poll expert, but these numbers about gay marriage and marijuana legalization reinforce my conviction that both are just around the corner. 48% of adults support marijuana legalization. That’s amazing.
Paul Waldman argues the Benghazi “scandal” is a desperate attempt by Republicans to create a scandal in the sparkly clean Obama Administration. It’s pretty pathetic. Except that we all know the killed Libyan Ambassador found out that Hillary did in fact have Vince Foster killed and was about to blow the cover off the world.
New Mexico’s income inequality continues to grow, maintaining its lead for the nation’s highest levels in the category. The clear solution is for more rich white people from New York to move to Santa Fe.
Yousef Munayyer argues that Israel’s campaign against Gaza is basically an election ploy. Which makes it even more immoral than it already is. If that is even possible.
Orrin Pilkey is completely right. The government consistently funding the rebuilding of homes along the beach is a terrible idea. Essentially the government subsidizes disaster if you are rich. This never made sense and it makes even less in a world increasingly affected by climate change.