Media complicity


Rovain Success

Karl Rove sure worked wonders building a permanant Republican majority.

Karl Rove and George W. Bush, it’s going to be a long time before the Republican brand name recovers.  And that’s just OK seeing as it will take the nation a hell of a long time to recover from Republican policy.

Opportunity cost

Brendan Nyhan has a good post up discussing the cost of indecision.  Read it in full.

You can see any superdelegate stalling after early June in the same way. Despite the questions I’ve raised about Hillary’s electability, the fact is that the political fundamentals (the state of the economy and the war in Iraq) matter far more than candidate quality. But the process of voters converging to the decisions implied by those fundamentals may not begin until the Democrats pick a candidate. As such, there’s a reasonable argument to be made that picking either candidate in June is preferable to waiting longer in the hopes of making the “right” decision.


Yes fish tanks can stink, but isn’t this a bit excessive?

“Ohmigod,” Adams said as she recalled police breaking down her door and flashing the search warrant. “I just kept saying to them, ‘you’ve got the wrong house.’ ”

Police soon realized that themselves.

“From a cursory view, it doesn’t look like our officers did anything wrong,” said Capt. Greg Roehl.

Yes indeed, nothing wrong at all.  Except break down the door of a sleeping couple who hadn’t done anything wrong to begin with.

Our idiot laws and the moronic “war” on drugs.   And through it all there’s really nothing available to them to hold the police accountable for their behavior here.

Hat tip:  John Cole