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The Jehoshua Novels


The Problem is not The POTUS, but The GOTUS.

Okay, I ought really be shoveling the 4 foot drift blocking my one and only egress from my apartment, but instead I wondered over to Ian’s blog. After reading this post I left this comment.

If Obama were truly a dictator you could lay the blame for the increased income disparity at his feet. However, [...]

America’s election and the Tea Party

by Cas Mudde

(Originally posted by openDemocracy, republished under a Creative Commons license)

What a difference two years make.After the congressional elections in November 2010, the Tea Party was the talk of the town. Both left-wing and right-wing media pundits declared “the” Tea Party to be the (only) winner, and all focus was on [...]

A convenient “tie”

by Magnus Nome

(Originally posted by openDemocracy, republished under a Creative Commons license)

We’re only a few days away from knowing who will lead the US for the next four years. (Probably – I haven’t forgotten 2000).

The contest is already a media success. It has had some interesting twists and turns, and as it [...]

The Nagging Achilles Heel of a Suddenly-Viable Mittens?

Andrew Goldman on the roots of Willard’s tenuous, antagonistic relationship with so-called liberal media (especially the Globe).

ICYMI: The Choice 2012

Must-watching from PBS FRONTLINE:

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to tell their own stories, but in “The Choice 2012,” FRONTLINE goes far beyond the headlines on a journey deep into their worlds, among their friends and family, critics, and closest colleagues, to understand what drives these men. Based [...]

The October Surprise: Majority of Outside Spending Likely to Come in Final Month

by Robert Maguire

(Originally posted by OpenSecrets Blog, republished under a Creative Commons license)

With less than a month to go until the election, outside spending continues to be the campaign money story of 2012. Pretty much any way you slice it, it’s way up in the 2012 cycle. The total spent by non-party outside [...]

Beyond the Top-Down Binary

Michael Gecan: “There is politics outside Washington, a vital and vigorous alternative to the stale performances of our two main parties.”

October Surprise: Barack Obama is Back in Black

Surprise! It’s October and Outer Wingnuttia would like everyone to know that President Barack HOOOOSAAAYN Obama is — wait for it — still black black blackity black black black:

In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the [...]

Sorry, Conor — Even Chomsky Says He’d Vote For Obama If He Lived In A Swing State

Via Raw Story:

MIT professor Noam Chomsky would vote for President Barack Obama if he lived in a swing state, but only to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan out of the White House.

Chomsky explained last week on the Matthew Filipowicz Show that activists should not spend much time on the “carefully orchestrated electoral [...]

Koch-Funded Astroturf Org Tries to Buy Anti-Obama Votes With Free Gas, iPads, and Gift Cards

Butbutbut OBAMAPHONES!!1

Related: “Want a new iPad 3? Spend fifty hours phone banking for the Republican Jewish Coalition and the $599 model is yours.” (h/t ibnezra)

Segmenting the Libertarian Vote: Tea Partiers, Civil Libertarians, and Libertarian Independents

by David Kirby

(Originally posted by Cato @ Liberty, republished under a Creative Commons license)

Last week, I posted data from the latest Reason-Rupe poll showing 77 percent of libertarians supporting Romney—the highest percentage share of the libertarian vote of any Republican presidential candidate since 1980.

Many commenters on Twitter and Facebook were horrified! Surely, [...]