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The Political Football: Cynical Collapses and Redemptive Comebacks

Joe Lieberman endorsed John McCain for President almost exactly three years ago, at a time when McCain’s shots at the GOP nomination were widely dismissed as DOA because of his reputation as a “moderate,” and as a “maverick” willing to stand up to his party’s right-wing base.  McCain’s popular reputation was that he was a man…

DADT fails in the Senate: Open Thread

So Reid brought DADT (as part of the Defense Authorization Bill) to a vote. It failed to 57-40 (or rather, it won 57-40 but the filibuster had its way in the end). Now Lieberman and Collins are going to bring back a stand-alone version of repeal supposedly today. What does Collins want? What will she…

We Are All Enemy Belligerents Now

I’d just like to agree publicly with every last word of this piece by Glenn Greenwald: [T]he bill recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and John McCain — the so-called “Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act” — now has 9 co-sponsors, including the newly elected Scott Brown. It’s probably the single most extremist, tyrannical and…

The Anti-Broder Center

Mark: Something I’ve been noticing lately is that the perjorative “centrist” has been getting applied with increasing regularity to an entirely new group of people by both left and right. Historically, it’s been a term that referred to establishment elites who, while having any number of letters after their name (D, R, Ind.) ultimately have…