Friday, May 07, 2010

Several major Democratic officials spoke positively about the proposal, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Noting that the State Department already had the authority to rescind the citizenship of people who declare allegiance to a foreign state, she said the administration would take “a hard look” at extending those powers to cover terrorism suspects.

“United States citizenship is a privilege,” she said.

Friday, April 09, 2010

JUST SAYING Based on what I've read so far, Solicitor General Elena Kagan doesn't seem like that good a fit for the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DISGUSTING This is some dark, dark business.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

TERRORISM CNN and I seem to have different ideas about what counts as terrorism:
The pilot of a small plane that slammed into a building Thursday morning in Austin, Texas, set his house on fire beforehand and then intentionally crashed the aircraft, a federal official told CNN.

Federal officials told CNN the plane was a Piper Cherokee PA-28 they believe belonged to Joseph Andrew Stack.

Two F-16 fighter jets were sent from Houston as a precaution, but federal authorities said preliminary information did not indicate any terrorist connection to the crash.
Is this the principle at work here?

Friday, February 05, 2010

SIDDIQUI This case is disturbing on a lot of levels.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SERIOUSNESS WATCH President Barack Obama? Not serious.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BLAST FROM THE PAST Remember back when Rahm Emanuel used to tell other people they were stupid?

Good times.

Friday, December 04, 2009

AGAINST BERNANKE Brad DeLong, a long-time fan of Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, seems to be having second thoughts.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

NUMBERS There's been a lot of coverage of the hold Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has placed on the Bernanke reappointment. In each piece I've read, there's inevitably been a boilerplate line stipulating that, despite the criticism the Fed Chair has come in for, he has more than enough votes for confirmation.

But is this so? Has anyone actually counted heads?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

WISH GRANTED The next Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care event focusing on Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is Tuesday, November 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Hartford.

A WORTHY CAUSE More of this, please.

Monday, October 26, 2009

PART OF THE PROBLEM? The New York Times says what must be said. Good for them.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

FUN FACT Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is a Rhodes Scholar.

Friday, October 16, 2009

ANOTHER JULIE MYERS? This is troubling. Especially if you read all the way to the bottom.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

WES ANDERSON? REALLY? Very disappointing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A THOUGHT Guess we better close all the libraries--with their public funding and their peculiar business models.

I mean, how are private bookstores supposed to compete when the government just goes around loaning books to people for free?

Friday, May 01, 2009


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CLARIFY HIS MIND Doesn't it seem like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would benefit more than a bit from a primary challenge?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

TAX RATES Via Brad DeLong, top Federal marginal tax rates from the 1920s to the present:

The slight uptick shown in the final column (at right) is projected--it assumes the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Thursday, December 25, 2008

PINTER DEAD The New York Times says that Harold Pinter, the playwright behind THE CARETAKER, THE HOMECOMING and other seminal works is dead at 78.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.