Foot-Bullet 'Pragmatism'

How amusing. Here's die-hard Obama fan Karoli Kuns* at Crooks and Liars, gamely rallying the troops through the obligatory fear-based warning about Teh Preznit Romney: 537 votes. That's all that stood between Bush and Gore. It came down to 537 votes. That's too close. Way too close. The past is the past. But the only way to overcome all of the roadblocks is to step up and cast a vote in...

Stimulus Money Has To ACCOMPLISH Something

Via The Washington Note, a fascinating - and, in my opinion, dead-on - take on the central weakness of the Obama administration's recent stimulus package (and its concurrent strategy on stimulating the economy in general), from James Pinkerton of the New America Foundation, writing in The Politico: Obviously the "stimulus" was a a dud--and the rate that things are going, the next "stimulus," too,...