Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vertical Solidarity is nonsense

Ta-Nehisi Coates has a (long) essay at The Atlantic that has been passed around quite swiftly online for something so large. In it he describes a couple things: first, how it seems as if every political subject once it is … Continue reading

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"I, who hath nothin'"

I suspect as I get older I’m developing a masochistic streak, because I watched Meet The Press the other day. Willingly. Anyway, on that show there was an exchange between MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and National Review’s Rich Lowry. Romney having … Continue reading

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By now you’ve probably heard about the “You didn’t build that” flap, after Obama attempted to use at a campaign stop a piece of Elizabeth Warren’s Social Contract talk and Romney’s campaign responded by basically calling him a Marxist (HAHAHAHAHA!!!). … Continue reading

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Somalia: some surprise, some not

Found an interesting article on the BBC website about recent conditions in Somalia earlier, based on a leaked U.N. report. The first revelation is quite the No Duh moment: officials of the attempted externally supported government are taking the majority … Continue reading

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