So Now We’re Dictators, Too?


The Daily Beast just can’t get enough of the “extremist!” meme.  Today they have not one, but two articles proclaiming that this week’s suicide/plane attack on a Texas office building is a sign of growing far-right mania.  Reading Joe Stack’s own manifesto and Michelle Horstman’s reaction to it should provide an antidote for that smear, [...]

Storylines With Politically Fatal Endings


If Politico’s John F. Harris is correct and “Presidential politics is about storytelling” then the Obama campaign took an enormous risk using a narrative that left a lot to the individual imagination. Obama’s ambiguous call for change, created a fill-in-the-blank scenario for independents and moderates, and a call-to-arms for progressives.
In Monday’s article “7 stories Barack [...]