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March 12, 2012 7:41 am
"To be honest with you, we are rattled because just a few years ago this nation was brought to the absolute brink and we nearly lost everything,” Doyle said in a telephone interview. “If you were comfortable in your lifestyle, had your Colonial home with a picket fence and thought ‘this is my entitlement, I am supposed to have this,’ and then learn that it can all go away in a hot New York minute? And instead of creating jobs, helping us stay in our homes, improving roads and schools, these dangerous men are in the state legislature obsessing over our wombs."

What’s most amusing about this article is how totally clueless its male author is. This quote from the woman he profiles is the lone piece of sanity. It’s becoming clear to me how the men perpetuating these idiotic crusades are totally unaware of how much power women have, how angry they are getting, and why. I mean honestly, why are we still talking about this? Can’t these assholes get over the fact that they can’t control women anymore and just get on with it? Why do we keep fighting these fights?

(Source: Washington Post)

February 7, 2012 8:06 am
Ezra Klein explores how Obama can ” simultaneously be one of the most divisive and most moderate presidents of the past century.”  Answer: It’s the Republicans’ fault.

Ezra Klein explores how Obama can ” simultaneously be one of the most divisive and most moderate presidents of the past century.”  Answer: It’s the Republicans’ fault.

February 1, 2012 8:08 am
"Through Nexis searches and sheer intuition, a portrait emerges of the use of the term “portrait emerges” in the pages of the New York Times — that of a highfalutin cliche that reporters invoke to imbue their feature writing with the feel of high art. The New York Times is particularly good at spotting portraits emerging — more than 130 of them in the past five years, according to a Nexis archive of Times stories."

Oh New York Times, you are so predictably snobbish. 

(Source: Washington Post)