Press the Meat

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On June 11, 2004
The incomparable Bob Somerby notes many embarrassingly false and/or stupid comments from Tim Russert’s appearance on Larry King this week, but I’d have to say that this is the best: RUSSERT: One other political point: The Republicans achieved control of the United States Congress for the first time in 70 years, of both houses, under Ronald Reagan. […]

In the classroom

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On June 11, 2004

More or less, I’m with Rob. I make no general effort to hide my views and persuasions, although I try to avoid establishing myself as a representative of one particular political tradition. So i

No Sale

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On June 10, 2004
Maybe Matt Stoller has a point after all. The generally excellent Kevin Drum has a very strange post defending Reagan kicking off his campaign in Philadelphia, MS. As Drum half-concedes several times, it’s an extremely unconvincing argument: 1)I’m not sure what Dukakis doing the (vaguely) same thing proves in the first place. It shows that Dukakis was […]

O’Reilly

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On June 9, 2004

Jesse Taylor links to Bill O’Reilly’s interview of Ann Coulter. I actually read it, exposing myself to Coulter’s drivel for the first time in years. It reads like a parody of RNC

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