Author: Scott Lemieux

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Shorter Mickey Kaus: The success of political parties is based entirely on their ability to implement objectively sound public policy and ignore the demands of narrow interest groups, which certainly explains the success of the Bush Administration and the DeLay-led Republican Party. Conversely, the decline of organized labor has obviously not hurt the Democrats in […]

Pull the Endorsement

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On September 21, 2005
Um, I think that this ends any significant debate on the question of whether NARAL was right to endorse Lincoln Chafee. The guy rolls on the first Supreme Court vote after the endorsement–so why is he being endorsed over a pro-choice Democrat again? What’s the logic here? It’s the same lesson as Pataki vetoing over-the-counter […]

Propaganda

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On September 18, 2005
Mike Francesa just played the tapes from the Yankee radio broadcast from Friday, when Randy Johnson was ejected in the second inning. I hadn’t heard it because I was watching the TV broadcast, which was just as bad (and Kay–who unlike Sterling is a third-rate hack even when not egregiously shilling for the Yankees–continued to […]
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