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...

The Right's Culture War Problem

Quick, off the top of your head, if someone asks you to come up with a name that would best fit the label "right-wing culture warrior," who would you choose? Given that he's actually written a book with the title "culture warrior," many might choose Bill O'Reilly, and not without reason. But if you're a little bit older, or you have a habit of watching cable news, another name - one equally apt...

John Edwards

Submitted almost entirely without comment on the actual substance of the tale of events surrounding John Edwards crash-and-burn, except to say that if even half of what Andrew Young lays out in this article (and, I presume, in his book, though I've not read it and probably won't), to say that Edwards was a sleazy character just doesn't do it justice.Of course, there's the chance that someone who...

Some Things Never Change

Today, after six days of being out of the country (apparently in Argentina, after his staff telling the media and his constituents that he was merely "hiking the Appalachian trail"), Governor Mark Sanford returned to the USA and held a press conference at approximately 2pm, in which he - to many people's surprise - confessed that he had not only been in Argentina, but that his reason for going...