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Archive for October 2010

The Democratic Party “base”

So what’s happening with the Democratic Party’s base in the run-up to the November midterm elections? Not much it seems. The Wall Street Journal today reports on how union leaders are trying to drum up support for Democratic Party candidates, and are not having much luck. It quotes Debbie Olander of the United Food and Commercial […]

Paladino and the upstate-downstate New York divide

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For many denizens of New York City, Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor, is beyond the pale. He does appear to be a nasty piece of work. The real estate developer has a seedy reputation among some for distributing racist and pornographic emails. His policy proposals include housing welfare recipients in former prisons and giving them lessons in hygiene. […]

This week’s articles of note

“Obama in command: the Rolling Stone interview,” Rolling Stone, by Jann S. Wenner “Small change: why the revolution will not be tweeted,” The New Yorker, by Malcolm Gladwell “Being Glenn Beck,” The New York Times Magazine, by Mark Leibovich “Bugged naked: webcams, sex and the death of privacy,” Slate, by William Saletan “Downtime: on the […]

Environmentalism’s true misanthropic colors

Disgusting video from British green group 10:10. Well, at least they make underlying misanthropy of environmentalism more transparent. The campaigners were forced to apologize, and are trying to remove the video from the internet.

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