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Ezra Klein

5 Reasons Phil Angelides is the Anti-Arnold

1. Angelides is a real politician And strangely enough, in California’s current politics, that’s refreshing. Where Arnold spent the last couple of decades fighting cinematic evildoers, Angelides fought against environmentally unsustainable and poorly planned development patterns. I had to take three No-Dozes just to stay awake while writing that sentence,......

The 3 Pros and 5 Cons of John McCain

He’s every liberal’s favorite conservative, but since McCain has his sights set on running for president again in 2008, let’s not forget that the senator from Arizona has his wingnut bonafides. McCain is a crypto-conservative whose principled stands put him on the side of reason every so often. But the......

Blogorrhea

Somewhere along the line, blogs became “Important.” Or even “cool,” since Gawker Media started throwing swank loft parties. But if you’ve seen the sun recently, you probably don’t read blogs much. There are literally millions of blogs contributing to the new self-publishing phenomenon (and scourge) known as bloghorrea, so to......

Blogorrhea

Somewhere along the line, blogs became “Important.” Or even “cool,” since Gawker Media started throwing swank loft parties. But if you’ve seen the sun recently, you probably don’t read blogs much. There are literally millions of blogs contributing to the new self-publishing phenomenon (and scourge) known as bloghorrea, so to......

5 Reasons Phil Angelides Is the Anti-Arnold

1. Angelides is a real politician And strangely enough, in California’s current politics, that’s refreshing. Where Arnold spent the last couple of decades fighting cinematic evildoers, Angelides fought against environmentally unsustainable and poorly planned development patterns. I had to take three No-Dozes just to stay awake while writing that sentence,......

The 3 Pros and 5 Cons of John McCain

He’s every liberal’s favorite conservative, but since McCain has his sights set on running for president again in 2008, let’s not forget that the senator from Arizona has his wingnut bonafides. McCain is a crypto-conservative whose principled stands put him on the side of reason every so often. But the......

Getting Out the Youth Vote (Not)

Illustration by Mr. Fish My progressive friends had different post-election coping strategies. Some refused to leave bed, others indulged in enough drugs to make a libertarian blush. Me? I roamed the UCLA campus, shooting angry glances at my peers and trying to figure out which ones had skipped voting the......

Filtered: Bill’s Gone Wild!

Art by John E. Miner From the New York State Supreme Court complaint of Andrea Mackris, an assistant producer on The O’Reilly Factor, against host Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, 20th Century Fox and Westwood One: 30. “Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS has been subjected to the mercurial and unpredictable mood swings of......
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