Remember the ‘nanny party’?

Remember the ‘nanny party’?

Remember ‘the Nanny Party’ ? Has anyone noticed that since the most recent Ebola outbreak began, we’ve been hearing less about Democrats as ‘the Nanny Party’? Maybe paying attention to public health and public safety is starting to look good. What with one thing and another, there has been less from the GOP, lately, about […]


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Remember the ‘nanny party’?

Remember ‘the Nanny Party’ ? Has anyone noticed that since the most recent Ebola outbreak began, we’ve been hearing less about Democrats as ‘the Nanny Party’? Maybe paying attention to public health and public safety is starting to look good. What with one thing and another, there has been less from the GOP, lately, about […]

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Elections 2014, and New York District 21 Is Looking Weird

Elections 2014, and New York District 21 Is Looking Weird Okay, this is just strange. A former GWBush official is running for Congress in an upstate New York district, and polls show the race as close. Admittedly, the official in question–Elise Stefanik–was only a minor official under Bush, and New York’s 21st District does not […]

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Blacks helped Thad Cochran win? –Not so fast.

Blacks helped Thad Cochran win? –Not so fast. A seductive meme: ‘Black voters in Mississippi helped Thad Cochran win’. But it sounds too good to be true. One day after the primary, the story makes the rounds like Paul Revere, except faster and in a warmer climate–black voters held their noses, or better, and put […]

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Free Speech and Attacking Social Security

Applying lessons from some of the history below, up top: Regardless of the individual views of ordinary Republicans as citizens, the national party apparatus of the GOP has never ceased trying to undo Social Security; The GOP-and-finance-sector daisy chain indicated below, potent as it has been in some elections, is dwarfed by current use of […]

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Free Speech and Campaign Contributions

Another in an occasional series on free speech: One person, one vote. One person, one amount. Following up previous posts, again on the recent legal argument that money, in the context of political donations, is speech; that huge political donations are a form of political participation like other ways of participating; and that corporations are […]

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Free Speech and Campaign Contributions

Update re Stephen Colbert and PAC: www.rollcall.com/news/Stephen-Colbert-PAC-FEC-video-205563-1.html?ET=rollcall:e10287:80103659a:&st=email&pos=epol Today, class, we will deal with that strange position of our time, the legal argument that money, in the context of political donations, is speech; that huge political donations are a form of political participation like other ways of participating; and that corporations are persons and can contribute […]

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