When Does Life Begin?

I ran across something on Twitter I’d never even heard of before, let alone seen in the wild. Maybe that means I need to get out more. On the other hand, if this is representative of what I’ll find, I’m not sure I want to (click to see on Twitter): As you can see, this is someone I follow on Twitter. Someone I usually find myself in agreement with. It was a compelling enough tweet to follow...

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...

The Political Conversation on the Debt Ceiling

...and what it means (politically), going forward. *** Personal preface*** - I originally began writing this post as soon as the ink was dry on the debt ceiling bill. It was intended to be what I still think is - or should be - a "teachable moment" of sorts for us here on the left. Now, a full week later, it seems like yesterday's fishwrap to some degree. I'm posting it anyway because I think...