Having thought about it all day, Cortes’ conquest of Mexico is the most daring...– Matt Yglesias. I think he might be right. (via letterstomycountry)
I will use my words carefully here so I don’t commit a Santorum.– Newt Gingrich (via think-progress)
Since 1976, no serious contender, Democrat or Republican, has watched his...– Mitt Romney may be the most unpopular likely presidential nominee ever. (via cheatsheet)
Letters To My Country: Natural Rights →
logicallypositive: I don’t understand how some people can rip on the concept of natural rights on one hand (and rightfully so; natural rights are a stupid idea if you ask me) but when you apply that same logic to the concept of human rights, then all of a sudden it’s a different story? …
Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant...– Hunter S. Thompson (via liberumarbitriumindifferentiae)
Barticles: Let's You and Him Fight →
barticles: Seventh District Rep. Eric Cantor is wading into an Illinois primary contest and riling up party operatives in the process, writes Politico: “McCarthy’s madder than hell at Cantor,” Manzullo told POLITICO in an interview. “He said, ‘I’m fighting with Cantor.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s…
RTD Virginia Politics Blog: Kaine gets his own... →
virginiapolitics: BY WESLEY P. HESTER Now they’ve each got one. The day after it was reported that a Super PAC had been launched to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, Democratic rival Timothy M. Kaine got one of his own. Virginia Democratic strategists Steve Bouchard and Mark…
Why I am Leaving the Empire →
After almost 12 years, first as a summer intern, then in the Death Star and now in London, I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its massive, genocidal space machines. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it. To put the problem in the simplest terms, throttling people with...
News at 11
haguenite: Person who held high positions at a major international bank for a decade and probably has more money than God is able to resign on ethical grounds, unlike the rest of us because we have to, you know, be able to make money so we can eat and shit, and while resigning publicly manages to tells us everything we already knew about banks. APPLAUSE
Will Virginia Be Next? →
barticles: WSJ: Texas Law Requiring Voter IDs Is Blocked Virginia’s General Assembly recently passed a similar measure. And Virginia, like Texas, still labors under Section 5 preclearance of the VRA.
Medicaid providers in the 27 states suing the gov’t over Obama’s healthcare law...– Bloomberg Government
Santorum Concedes: He Can't Win The Nomination... →
joshsternberg: Via Buzzfeed: The memo, to be distributed today, indicates that the Santorum campaign seems more concerned with arguing that Romney will not win a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention, rather than making the case for why he will. Indeed, the over-2,000-word memo only addresses the possibility of Santorum reaching a majority in its final paragraph, and only...