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  • Six Reasons Why Dr. Cornel West Might Be The Greatest Black Man On Earth.

    10/25/2014 1:48:47 PM PDT · 25 of 68
    x to 2ndDivisionVet
    It's all about the hair.

    As Gore Vidal once said of an intellectual rival, "He has very important hair."

    I saw Cornel on the street once years ago.

    I said hello. He said hello.

    So he can't be all bad.

  • From Bias to Bigotry

    10/25/2014 1:25:47 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    x to Kaslin
    But shouldn’t diversity include political and ideological diversity too?

    Not gonna happen. The paper is never going to have a mass audience, whatever it does. It's going to remain a liberal niche product until it finally folds.

  • Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    10/25/2014 1:19:03 PM PDT · 94 of 111
    x to Ouchthatonehurt
    "I stand with Obama on Ebola"

    What does that even mean?

    It means whoever wrote the headline has it in for Mitch.

    It's not something McConnell actually said.

    It's the spin the website wants to create.

    I suspect he just didn't want to answer the question.

  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’ (says former Bush staffer)

    10/25/2014 12:44:30 PM PDT · 54 of 55
    x to txhurl
    That is interesting. Where's the Romney connection though?

    The name Romney doesn't appear in the original article. The poster changed the title.

    In another thread, somebody claimed that Mark Wallace gave money to Romney and served on his Texas fundraising committee, but then reported that it was another Mark Wallace.

    People went on repeating that there was a Romney connection, though. It became an article of faith.

    Granted, there's a feeling that Establishment Republicans are all in it together, and you can't prove a negative, but if you've got the primary suspects and they don't have clear Romney connections, could it be time to rethink the story?

  • Round three for the Bush Dynasty?

    10/25/2014 12:23:05 PM PDT · 54 of 55
    x to C. Edmund Wright
    You and USA Today are wrong. Jeb would not be a good President - would be a horrible candidate - and this is just Jurassic media fantasizing.

    Probably. What's at root here may be the idea that Jeb was more qualified than his brother and had a steadier temperament and more dedication -- that he was the one who should have run. The rumor was that Poppa Bush thought so.

    It's a debatable point. It may just mean that Jeb would have been more acceptable to the establishment.

    And the discussion is a bit like people arguing over which Kennedy brother would have made the best president when one doesn't think any of them as that great.

    At this point though, Jeb seems quite tired. Whatever focus and energy he may have had dissipated over time.

  • Revealed: Muslim convert who shot Canadian soldier is son of country's immigration chief

    10/25/2014 12:14:51 PM PDT · 14 of 32
    x to Cowboy Bob
    His original name was Michael Joseph Hall, but his father was a Libyan Muslim. And his mother’s name is Bibeau.

    How did he wind up with the name Hall?

    Great question.

    Anybody know the answer?

    One suspicion is that he was adopted.

  • Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    10/25/2014 12:12:02 PM PDT · 89 of 111
    x to EternalVigilance
    As opposed to standing with Ebola on Obama?

    Or standing on Obama with Ebola?

    The thing is, though, it's not an exact quote. It's the blogger's interpretation.

    McConnell may just be trying to dodge the question by punting to the supposed experts.

    To be sure that's not very good leadership or what the country needs, but he's got something else on his mind right now.

  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’ (says former Bush staffer)

    10/25/2014 12:01:18 PM PDT · 46 of 55
    x to Norm Lenhart
    Schmitt and Wallace WERE Romneybots. It’s WHY they sabbed Palin. They had Romney connections prior to McCain.

    Where's the proof, though? Check out their bios. They worked for Bush. Schmidt moved on to Schwartzenegger. Then they went to work for McCain. Where's the Romney connection?

    If they were for Romney why'd they keep him off the ticket in 2008 and choose Palin instead? Why didn't they work for Romney in 2012, or at least support him more whole-heartedly?

  • Jim Crow persists: How Ferguson case leaks revive a shameful tradition (Wilson supporters=KKK)

    10/25/2014 11:51:50 AM PDT · 24 of 29
    x to Impala64ssa
    If Woody Allen had a son....

    He'd look more like Frank Sinatra ...

  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’ (says former Bush staffer)

    10/25/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · 43 of 55
    x to Norm Lenhart
    Some did, but don't we pretty much know by now that it was core McCain loyalists like Schmidt and Wallace who were backbiting at Palin?

    Why claim it was somehow secret Romneyites in the campaign who were close enough both to Palin and to reporters to pass on details and rumors, when McCain's own people were doing it?

    Occam's razor (also written as Ockham's razor and in Latin lex parsimoniae) is a problem-solving principle devised by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347). It states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but—in the absence of certainty—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better. -- Wikipedia

    A story gets started and then it gets taken for fact. There may be a little truth in it -- once Romney's next campaign got started, his people talked down potential rivals as any campaign does, and who knows what some random anonymous source might have said at one point or another -- but not enough truth to sustain the megamyth that keeps growing.

  • Michelle Obama urged to run for California seat in Senate

    10/25/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · 30 of 68
    x to PROCON
    The oldest member of the Senate, Feinstein, 81 ...

    DiFi, old White guy? Today's Thurmond or Byrd or Lautenberg?

    I don't seriously see MFO going in for this. It's not wildly impossible that she could be talked into it, but she doesn't seem to be that personally ambitious or that much of a risk-taker.

  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’ (says former Bush staffer)

    10/25/2014 11:27:41 AM PDT · 41 of 55
    x to Norm Lenhart
    They were McCainites. Somebody associated with the McCain campaign blogged that Romneyites in the McCain camp somehow sabotaged Sarah Palin in 2008.

    Maybe it was true. Maybe the blogger wanted to get back at Romney. Or maybe he wanted to cover for all the attacks core McCain loyalists at the top of the campaign (like Wallace and Schmidt) actually did make on Palin.

    But now everybody apparently assumes that everyone at the top of McCain's campaign was somehow really a Romneyite. It's funny how that happened.

    I suppose, as Republicans, Schmidt and Wallace supported or were assumed to support Romney in the 2012 general election, but probably most of us did the same. They weren't Romney loyalists and they weren't above sniping at Mitt or putting in a good word for Obama.

    More here.

  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’ (says former Bush staffer)

    10/24/2014 2:48:49 PM PDT · 21 of 55
    x to Norm Lenhart
    Mitt’s girl never disappoints.

    Where are you getting that from?

    She worked for Bush, then McCain.

    So far as I can see she never worked for Romney.

  • Muslims Blame Malaysian Tornado on Petting Dogs, Call for Stoning Dog Lover

    10/24/2014 2:39:45 PM PDT · 22 of 50
    x to SeekAndFind

    Depends on what your definition of “petting” is and how literally you want to take “animal lover” ...

  • WATCH: SEN. MARK UDALL BOTCHES MLK QUOTE: 'WE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR COLOR'

    10/24/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT · 25 of 28
    x to GrandJediMasterYoda

    ... rather than the color of their content?

  • Barack Obama, Bewildered Bystander

    10/24/2014 2:12:24 PM PDT · 34 of 38
    x to lbryce

    Yes, but he’s a better bystander than all the other bystanders, even the professional ones ...

  • Reports: Some teammates think QB Russell Wilson isn't black enough

    10/24/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT · 25 of 44
    x to cport
    Tom Brady sure isn't.

    Neither is Peyton Manning.

    What's up with that?

  • Obama Meets Ebola Nurse (photo op)

    10/24/2014 1:25:00 PM PDT · 52 of 62
    x to wtd
    Useless trivia: Pham is the fourth most common Vietnamese family name.

    There was a South Vietnamese general named Pham Van Dong.

    The prime minister of North Vietnam was also named Pham Van Dong.

    Vietnam was complicated.

  • Obama Meets Ebola Nurse (photo op)

    10/24/2014 1:21:56 PM PDT · 50 of 62
    x to Slyfox
    Hey Abe, if you are walking around the place, can you scare the bejesus out of them, you know, just for fun?

    Sorry, Hillary scared Abe off years ago.

  • Trekonomics: Is Star Trek Really “Anti-Libertarian”?

    10/23/2014 4:12:28 PM PDT · 73 of 84
    x to C19fan
    Deep Space Nine wasn't a Roddenberry project and contradicted the spirit of the original series.

    The original series, though, was in line with the space program of the 60s. Private enterprise stopped somewhere in the stratosphere or mesosphere, and Roddenberry saw that as the model for the future. It was logical for him to conclude that in frontier societies, government and the military predominate over private interests and private enterprises.

    Now of course, that's not entirely correct. Whether we're talking Roman Britain or British India or the Old West, traders and tradesmen followed where pioneers and soldiers went. Deep Space Nine may have been an attempt to take that part of history into account.

  • Sudbury, MA Democrat Town Committee Discusses Repeal of Second Amendment

    10/23/2014 2:34:19 PM PDT · 38 of 53
    x to Ender Wiggin
    Stand on the street holding signs moonbats.

    Sudbury had war protesters holding signs in the old town center every weekend when Bush was president.

    After Obama took over -- not so much.

    "Occupy Sudbury" was also a thing:

  • Why The GOP Prefers Establishment Losers To Tea Party Losers

    10/23/2014 2:12:33 PM PDT · 26 of 28
    x to cotton1706
    ... now advocating over-the-counter birth control ...

    Condoms? You can already buy those just about anywhere.

    First, we should concede that the notion tea party candidates are more likely to lose seats doesn’t jibe with history.

    First, why "concede"? It sounds like something Lewis would agree with.

    Secondly, does he really prove the point? Some seats that could have been expected to go Republican in the past were lost when tea party challengers go the nomination.

    So when you consider that these boring, content-free establishment Republicans like Roberts, Rounds, and Perdue are poised to lose “safe” seats ...

    Third party candidates are a problem whoever gets the nomination.

    But here’s my theory: While the boring establishment candidates might lose, they will likely lose quietly. At that’s sort of a big deal. When Richard Mourdock or Todd Akin made gaffes regarding hot-button social issues, those gaffes resonated nationwide, providing cable news with endless loops and sound bites. But when David Perdue says something stupid about outsourcing, it might cost him a seat, but it probably won’t show up on Saturday Night Live …

    That's true. I don't know if it's the reason why Establishment candidates get nominated, but a candidate who gets a reputation as a loose cannon can hurt nominees in other races.

    Some people vote as a means of expression and are looking for a candidate who articulates their views. Other people are looking for someone like their banker or accountant who seems to be reliable. Whatever Establishment or Elite is left in the party is like that. They don't want their candidate to be flashy and mouthy anymore than they'd want that in their stockbroker.

  • Michael Savage Spouts Savage Nonsense

    10/23/2014 1:44:00 PM PDT · 59 of 63
    x to servo1969

    Whenever I caught the show he was talking about restaurants, or his dog, or herbal remedies ...

  • Catholics, the Real Liberals

    10/23/2014 1:24:02 PM PDT · 34 of 35
    x to redgolum
    On of these days, the Catholics will stop blaming their problems on non Catholic churches.

    I was responding to an article that appears to put a lot of blame on the Catholic church for Catholics following the prevailing norms in the wider culture, the norms of modern Western society. The title "Catholics, the Real Liberals" does give that impression.

    I just wanted to point out that Catholics share the values of the larger society, and that it wasn't so very long ago when (mainstream or liberal) Protestants used to attack Catholics for holding on to older values and ways of thinking.

    Catholics decided to assimilate to secular culture on their own (or they drifted into it). They can't blame anyone else for it, and the modern secular West is as much Catholic as Protestant, but surely one can note the irony of history here.

    We all have issues, because we are all fallen.

    Agreed.

  • Catholics, the Real Liberals

    10/22/2014 2:43:43 PM PDT · 26 of 35
    x to Alex Murphy
    Was this commissioned by the guy here who's always going on and on about Catholics and Mormons? Blessedly, I have forgotten his name, but he'll show up here sooner or later.

    The support of 18-29 year old Catholics for gay marriage isn't in line with the opinions of others in that age group of other religions.

    Catholics are concentrated on highly urbanized states and their views aren't that different from those of their (Mainline) Protestant neighbors.

    Before Vatican II it was very different. This is a case of Catholics finally assimilating to the opinions of the (secular and Mainline Protestant) culture after decades of being chastised for their "backwardness," and finding themselves attacked by people who really weren't on the scene for all those years.

  • How America learned to love gay marriage

    10/22/2014 2:27:08 PM PDT · 55 of 89
    x to 2ndDivisionVet
    “Don’t ask don’t tell” sounds ugly now ...

    Really?

    Isn't most of society run that way?

    Looks like the Telegraph is going the way of the Economist.

  • Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

    10/22/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT · 156 of 191
    x to 2ndDivisionVet

    Who did she think killed Marilyn, though?

  • Canada Parliament Shooter Identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    10/22/2014 1:49:33 PM PDT · 39 of 66
    x to therightliveswithus
    He was eventually killed by the sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers.

    Good, but when they offered him the job I don't think they realized he'd take the title so seriously.

  • Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life

    10/22/2014 1:34:05 PM PDT · 143 of 143
    x to Impala64ssa
    I saw some clips, and yes, she pretty much does blame Drudge, complain a lot, and play the victim, so I was wrong.

    It doesn't come out so much in the printed transcript, it's more in her delivery.

    I guess she wants to cash in and thinks this is the way to do it.

    And this is the time, too. The Clintons never were this popular and probably never will be again, so interest in the story may be higher now than at any time since Clinton was president, and Lewinsky can count on a big payout. Plus, getting this out there now will make her story very "old news" when the 2016 primaries roll around.

    What's also interesting is that even though she talks very much like a victim, her life will probably be written up a survivor's story. It's easier to sell that way.

  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:40:02 PM PDT · 52 of 55
    x to Servant of the Cross
    Santorum on Thursday stood by that claim. “There was no active chemical-weapons operation in Iraq—that doesn’t mean there were no chemical weapons,” he said. “That was the point we were making. It’s clear from The New York Times’ article that the military as well as the administration didn’t want to have that conversation because they missed it.”

    Go to war over a weapons program. There was no ongoing weapons program. Is that really something you want to keep reminding the public about?

    It's a little strange, too, that somebody who was reporting about gas shells found in Iraq in 2006 is now telling us that Rove squashed the story at about that time. Short memory about what you wrote yourself, Eli? Is it really up to the White House to do the reporters' job for them?

  • Hard to believe this is 30 years old.

    10/21/2014 4:28:36 PM PDT · 18 of 62
    x to Gay State Conservative
    We must admit...*sadly* admit...that Reagan wouldn't stand a chance today.He was so dominant during his time because the overwhelming majority of Americans worked for a living and *wanted* to work for a living.

    Pretty much. People went through common experiences of Depression, World War, Cold War, and they saw the changes in the 60s and 70s threatening what they'd worked and saved to create.

    Nowadays people don't have that common cultural background and sense of shared values. Forty or fifty years on, one can't keep harping on the 60s and the 70s, and feelings about what's happened in recent years aren't anywhere near as monolithic as the rejection of Carter and 70s liberalism was.

    The idea of Middle America versus East Coast and West Coast elites doesn't fly as well today as it once did. Many people whose parents voted for Reagan don't see Republicans as the default American option but as another player in the political game whose values they don't always share.

  • Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home

    10/21/2014 3:16:20 PM PDT · 50 of 51
    x to Maceman

    Christmas season starting early this year ...

  • Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life

    10/21/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT · 120 of 143
    x to Slyfox
    Did you tell your parents everything you were up to at that age?

    Bob Dole lived on the same floor of the Watergate (next door even?) as the Lewinskys when he was running against Clinton and Monica was working at the White House.

    Pretty big reason for Clinton's lover to keep quiet back at home.

  • Why Republicans Could Have A Pro-Gay Marriage Presidential Candidate In 2016 ZOT!

    10/21/2014 2:53:16 PM PDT · 152 of 161
    x to e-gadfly
    It's not a matter of the next nominee endorsing gay marriage. It's more about it not being an issue. And indeed, with so many other issues to worry about, it probably will be downplayed.

    The attitude will be: if you want to keep your same-sex marriage ban, you can keep your same-sex marriage ban; if you want to keep your same-sex marriage, you can keep your same-sex marriage.

    If that sounds weak-kneed or mealy-mouthed or like a prelude to deception and betrayal, so be it. It probably is, but it's also what will probably happen.

    P.S. "The Daily Caller" was supposed to be a conservative site, wasn't it? When they talk about this as "marriage equality" it's a sign of the changes going on.

  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 2:25:06 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    x to governsleastgovernsbest
    Because Staten Island? Because Italian?

    NBC is going to regret having let snoozemaster David Gregory go.

  • Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life

    10/21/2014 2:20:14 PM PDT · 116 of 143
    x to Impala64ssa

    She didn’t actually say that. The headline writer is reading between the lines. You could infer from what she says that she blames Drudge for making the relationship public, but she only mentions Drudge once and in a factual manner. I doubt she really wants to give him any publicity now.

  • Man accused in Washington shooting spree says he wanted to die, but officers are bad shots

    10/21/2014 2:09:45 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    x to dware
    Yet another case of "suicide prevention by cop."

    The Samaritans have nothing on the police department.

  • Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

    10/21/2014 2:06:07 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    x to jazusamo

    Obama should have cut out the middleman and just appointed Kevin Spacey directly ...

  • Billy Boyd Sings Us Goodbye After Peter Jackson's Final Battle

    10/21/2014 2:02:28 PM PDT · 9 of 23
    x to Perdogg

    Headline makes it sound like he’s dead ...

  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

    10/21/2014 1:59:55 PM PDT · 25 of 30
    x to dfwgator

    And a great boxer, too.

  • Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

    10/20/2014 2:00:16 PM PDT · 58 of 94
    x to SoConPubbie
    And everybody who didn't vote was a conservative?

    From the data I've seen nonvoters don't break down much differently from voters, except that they're less committed to politics in general.

    For every person who didn't vote because Romney wasn't conservative enough, there must have been many more for whom that wouldn't have made a difference.

  • Why shouldn’t we repeal the 16th and 17th amendments?

    10/20/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT · 34 of 51
    x to Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    We might have repealed the 16th Amendment, but two World Wars, the Cold War, and the War on Terror got in the way. It's not going to happen. Once you become a world power, taxes are imposed to pay for it, and the rest of the government piggybacks on that need and takes advantage of the opportunity.

    Nor will the 17th Amendment be repealed. In a democratic age, political legitimacy comes from winning the popular vote, and we live in a democratic age. If senators were still chosen by state legislators, or if they were to be selected that way again, the effect would be a loss of power for the Senate in favor of the popularly elected House (and the White House, the courts, and the bureaucracy).

    I don't really buy the argument that state legislators understood or voted for their state's interests more than popular majorities do. If there was something in that idea early on, it ended with the expansion of the national (and global) economy and the growth of parties.

    Here's what happened: top politicians aimed for Washington and the second-tier settled into state legislatures. They don't want the headaches of taking on greater responsibility. They don't want to be the ones imposing taxes, and they're more limited in the money they can get through taxation or borrowing, so they let the feds do the heavy lifting.

    The process was already underway in the 19th century, but the 16th Amendment sealed the deal: instead of the federal government having to rely on the states for money or having only limited sources of tax revenues, the federal government tapped into the big money and the state governments became dependent on it. Most state legislators are satisfied with that, and those who aren't -- those who really want more power -- aren't necessarily the ones who deserve it.

  • Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

    10/20/2014 1:10:11 PM PDT · 52 of 94
    x to Citizen Zed
    That's the follow-up question. Did you really think they'd start the poll off with "If Romney does not run for president ..."?

    You can find the original question (which included Romney) and the results here.

    Before we say the poll is flawed, consider that only 3 or 4 percent say that Ted Cruz would be their choice. Even if the real figure were double or triple that, it falls short of what most of us would expect. Of course the campaign hasn't even really started and he'll do better if he runs, but isn't this a reality check?

    Maybe it's the circles we move in online and the people we talk to on the Internet that aren't representative of typical Republican voters, the 47% of the population that voted Republican last time, or the 50% that would have to go that way again for the GOP to win.

  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 1:33:06 PM PDT · 30 of 92
    x to Caipirabob
    There were certainly no conservatives involved and no real Republicans.

    True, it is very hard to believe that Romney is really 7 times more popular among Republicans than Ted Cruz and Bush is more than 3 times better liked than Cruz, but still, the poll is a strong indication that Ted Cruz really isn't as overwhelmingly popular in the party or the country as he is with many people here.

    A hint like that isn't something one can simply brush away.

  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 1:18:36 PM PDT · 33 of 36
    x to shuck and yall
    Very good article. Rove has become a symbol for whatever it is people don't like in the GOP. I don't love the guy, but the party's problems are always bigger than one person.

    Williamson is right that you can't expect a campaign strategist like Rove to be purely a rallier and an exhorter like Limbaugh or Hannity. That's just not his strong suit.

  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 1:10:08 PM PDT · 32 of 36
    x to Zhang Fei
    I don’t have a problem with Karl Rove, but it would be nice if we had someone like Lee Atwater as the GOP’s pre-eminent political strategist rather than Rove, someone who understood how to go for the jugular while winning votes.

    Lee Atwater is a bit of a myth himself and there's no telling whether what he was supposed to have done in the 80s would work today. If you look at what he was saying at the end of his life it's also hard to say what he would have evolved into a quarter century later.

    The speculation, though, is that if he'd lived Bush would have put up more of a fight in 1992 and maybe even won. Atwater wouldn't have done any good in 2008, and it's hard to say if his approach would have worked in 2012. I guess a little more aggressiveness couldn't have hurt the Republicans.

  • Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge With Them

    10/18/2014 1:37:18 PM PDT · 18 of 52
    x to re_nortex
    You're right not to trust The Atlantic, but the falling off of Evangelical energies has been reported elsewhere.

    It's not really a new or surprising thing: no revival or Great Awakening on religious energies in American history lasted forever. There was always a weakening of enthusiasm and a falling away of adherents. It's hard to maintain the a high degree of commitment and energy over several decades.

    But religious fervor moves in cycles. This isn't the end of Evangelicals by any means. Just the receding tide before the next wave comes in.

  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 12:31:14 PM PDT · 573 of 767
    x to bert
    Where does the flat right end of the bell curve become Rino moderation? Is there an asympotitic uptick indigatind Rinoism?

    English, please.

  • The Death of Taney

    10/18/2014 12:23:16 PM PDT · 47 of 62
    x to iowamark

    Not a happy camper.

  • Scott Brown’s very bad omen: What his dopey campaign says about Democrats’ prospects

    10/17/2014 2:42:25 PM PDT · 19 of 40
    x to 2ndDivisionVet
    Shouldn’t the author, Jim Newell, be listed?

    Listed as criminally insane, maybe.

    Check out his previous articles.

    The abuse just doesn't stop with this guy -- or maybe everything on Salon.com is like that.

    He does sound a lot like some RINO hunters I've run into, though.