Chris Christie’s Bridgegate Fate

Things continue to not look good for Governor Chris Christie's bridgegate-related future. Just yesterday, the former Christie staffer who is perhaps most central to the ongoing "bridgegate" scandal, Bridget Ann Kelly, used the fifth amendment to assert her right against self-incrimination. Kelly is the former Christie deputy chief of staff who sent the now-infamous email to David Wildstein...

Election Eve Prediction

No, not THAT prediction. There's been quite enough of that already. No, what struck me (enough to toss down a "you heard it here first" marker by writing this post) when seeing the tremendous kerfuffle over Nate Silver and his predictive model of the Presidential race, was what'll happen after this election, if/when the mood of the country shifts. My prediction? A lot of the same people who are...

One Of The Things That's Wrong With Our Democracy

  ...is that citizens don't take the time to educate themselves about what is going on in it. Here are the results of a just-released poll by the Kaiser Foundation. It looks like they set out to gauge Americans' attitudes toward the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (tagged by the GOP as "Obamacare"), as well as towards health care reform in general. And indeed, such results can be...