Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

I had a much longer post in which I gently let down my two or three casual readers (counting myself) and told them that due to the demands of college and my internship at TPM I wasn't going to be posting on this blog again until mid-December. That post, of course, got messed up by Blogger. Don't you hate that?

Anywhere, here it is in fewer words. This blog exists pretty much entirely for selfish reasons - it's an outlet for my strong interest in politics and political commentary. TPM, at least for this semester, is going to be my outlet instead. Besides, I'm really really busy. Something had to go.

I'll see you all when winter break begins.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Surprise!

I'm back (for now), but classes start tomorrow and my internship the day after that, so we'll see how long this lasts. I just had to pop in to mention this awesome surprise visit to Iraq from our president. I think the troops were hoping for Dave Chappelle, but Bush is cool too, I guess.

Anyway it's nice to see the president making these visits surprises - they boost morale and garner minimal fanfare except for a write-up by the AP and every major newspaper. Also, because they demonstrate how successful the escalation has begin because Iraq is clearly far too dangerous for the president to announce that he's going there and give the insurgency time to prepare a welcome party.

Surprise!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wishful Thinking

Here's something kind of interesting in this article about Bob Ney's besieged Democratic successor:

Both parties see Mr. Space’s seat as an important prize. The 18th Congressional District, which Mr. Space represents, is Republican territory; President Bush received 57 percent of the vote here in 2004. Winning the seat is essential for Republicans to regain control of the House next year, said David Cohen, a political science professor at the University of Akron. [Emphasis mine]


Huh. Does anyone actually see this as a possibility? It seems like since 2006 the goal of the Republican Party has just been to avoid hemorrhaging more seats. Sure they might be able to take this particular seat back, but overall what are the odds another coup as dramatic as 2006 but in reverse?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Jesus. You spend one little news-free day moving into college and when you come back the Attorney General of the United States is suddenly gone.

So the question is, did his resignation have more to do with the fired prosecutors scandal or the warrantless wiretapping scandal? My money's on the latter - there must be something incriminating in those documents Leahy requested from the White House. And the clock is still ticking for them to turn them over.

Friday, August 24, 2007

A brief blogging hiatus from my indefinite hiatus

Almost packed. In the meantime, I just found out today that I'm going to be interning for the fall semester at Talking Points Memo. I'm really excited, as this this is something of a dream internship for me. The thing is, and this is the chief reason why I'm mentioning the internship here, that and classes are going to be keeping me really busy for the semester. So that's going to cut into the time I spend writing and posting stuff here.

Just keep in mind that while you might see a lot fewer posts here with my name on them, it's because I'm doing work related to a blog with literally more than three times my readership.*

*Much, much, much more
College is looming. On Sunday I'll be moving into my dorm at NYU, so I'm going on indefinite hiatus as of now to pack, move and get settled. I'll start posting again when I'm settled in, whatever that means.