The slow drip torture is, as you would expect it to be, agonising. But here's the latest from Katie Couric's destruction of poor Sarah Palin. You can see why CBS… Continue reading
It's just like old times, ain't it? The Sun wading in behind the Tory leader. The paper's leader today has a headline Tory HQ would have written themselves: He's Ready.… Continue reading
Ben Brogan suspects the financial crisis is an advantage for Gordon Brown. Perhaps it is. In the short-term. Make that in the very short-term. But in the medium to long-term… Continue reading
Dedication. Humanity. Good Sense. Fine virtues all. But enough to win an election? Jimmy Carter hopes so in 1980. But, dash it, there’s something a little forlorn about this ad:
Comes from that wise bird, Tyler Cowen: 11. If someone is pushing conclusions and not identifying the potential weak points in his or her arguments, be suspicious. Also beware of… Continue reading
A rather interesting development in Kabul. The French satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaînė (France's Private Eye) claims that the British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, has told the French… Continue reading
Away from the markets and in advance of tomorrow’s Vice-Presidential debate, you might enjoy this: Cruel, but fair.
I really don't know enough to tell whether it was a good thing that the bailout plan failed yesterday or not. Mebbes aye, mebbes naw as a great man was… Continue reading
This time we’re going back to 1956 and this short, but to the point, Adlai Stevenson advert. More than anything else, it reminds one of how long Richard Nixon was… Continue reading
Radley Balko is right. If this story isn't the sort of cheery goodness you've been craving in these troubling, turbulent times then, well, what the hell's wrong with you? It's… Continue reading
Via, Mr Eugenides, I see that, despite what you may think, it's not all doom and gloom. Just occasionally good and wholesome news slips through the clouds, spreading sweetness and… Continue reading
Notice what's missing from this Guardian scoop? A third runway at Heathrow airport would be scrapped by a Tory government that would instead build a £20bn TGV-style high speed rail… Continue reading
I wish they still made ads like this one for Gerald Ford in 1976. Check out the jaunty music and the fab 70s kitsch of it all. Not a bad… Continue reading
Well, yesterday actually. Sheep graze under an oak tree at twilight. Looking east towards Selkirk.
The Yorkshire Ranter explains why this matters and why we should all be grateful to this Soviet Air Force colonel.
The contrast between this jaunty, jolly ad and what we know of Richard Nixon’s character and temperament is quite striking. “Nixon Now”, from 1972, is mesmerising. Amazing stuff.
So who won? And does it matter? Only up to a point. John Kerry won the first of his debates with George W Bush and won it handsomely. That is… Continue reading
Well, here we go again campers. And this time it might even matter, though without the presence of Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, Dennis Kucinich, John Edwards… Continue reading
Toby Harnden reminds us that the only man to have debated both Obama and McCain is Mr Loony Tunes himself, Alan Keyes. So what does he think? So what does… Continue reading
Amusing comment left on this post that dared to observe that Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric was less than wholly impressive: what do you know. english marxist hates palin.… Continue reading
Sure, his conference speech tried to meld elements from both the McCain and Obama campaigns, but the Prime Minister's micro-management and control-freakery is more reminiscent of the poor old Georgian… Continue reading
Some additions to the blogroll. So, welcome to: Charles Crawford's Blogoir SNP Tactical Voting Scottish Unionist Ta-Nehisi Coates John Schwenkler The Confabulum Deep Glamour Tom Harris MP
So, no deal in Washington. NYT account here; WaPo here. Politico's story contains this detail that, unsurprisingly, has been making waves: According to one GOP lawmaker, some House Republicans are… Continue reading
Norm has the details, of course: Why do you blog? > To lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society. (1) What has been your best blogging experience?… Continue reading
No-one ever accused LBJ of being a soft touch. This ad, “Confessions of a Republican” from 1964 is brutal. And brilliant. Four hideous minutes for Barry Goldwater. Yet it still… Continue reading