Category Archives: Politics

Captain America has a tradition of social commentary

If you haven’t seen it yet, the most recent issue of the Marvel Comics series  Captain America has drawn the ire of teabaggers because of its negative portrayal of them.  Via Yahoo news, Since 1941, Captain America has been one … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin’s words on the Constitution

On Tuesday night, almost on the eve of a historic Senate vote on expanding health care coverage for Americans, hundreds of people congregated outside of Joe Lieberman’s Connecticut house in a candlelight vigil to advocate for healthcare reform. The vigil, … Continue reading

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The Linkin’ Log, video edition: October 8, 2009

Over the past couple of weeks, a few videos caught my eye, for various reasons.  I thought that it was a good time for a collection of links: Via Steven Benen at Political Animal, a video has been found which … Continue reading

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DougJ of Balloon Juice won the internets yesterday!

I don’t usually like making short posts without adding much substance, but I couldn’t let this one go by. DougJ of Balloon Juice wrote yesterday about people’s desire to see Dick Cheney actually run for President in 2012. His choice … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert on ‘death panels’ and the power of a phrase

If you don’t read Roger Ebert’s blog, you probably should.  In recent years (and probably before that, but before blogs) he’s been writing some of the most thoughtful posts I’ve seen on a range of topics, from politics to science … Continue reading

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Catching “The Wave”: still relevant

Watching crowds of lunatic extremists attempting to shut down any reasonable debate about healthcare by shouting down politicians at town halls and even bringing firearms to protests is reminiscent of the scare tactics that brownshirts used to secure power in … Continue reading

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The anniversary of McCarthy’s downfall

Via Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, I was reminded that today, June 9, is the anniversary of the day that red-baiting Senator Joseph McCarthy was given his comeuppance on national television by soft-spoken lawyer Joseph Welch. In 1954, a series … Continue reading

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