A reader reacts to Mainspring [ Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ] — Reading this review, I think I’ve realized something important about Mainspring I didn’t know before. It’s written in a dialectic of faith. I’ll need to explore and comment on this further when I have time. (Escapement, on the other hand, is definitely not written in that dialectic.)
G.O.P. Drops in Voting Rolls in Many States — After all those years of Republiaan triumphalism, this couldn’t happen to a nicer party. O Permanent Majority, where art thou?
Our Gilded Age — The Edge of the American West with a transcript of Bush 41 and Bush 43 talking to Rush Limbaugh. Note the reference to “Our man Ailes.” That would be the same Ailes who is the news director of “fair and balanced” FOX News. Yep, no bias at that network — just ask any conservative! (Note for those who are not media geeks: Ailes was one of Reagan’s key campaign strategists. Nowhere in the ‘liberal’ media will you find a Democrat of similar stature working as a news director.)
Bundler Collects From Unlikely Donors — Campaign finance wonkery, for the most part, concerning rather shady Republican fundraising. Also this just in, sun rose in east this morning. The gem in the story is this money shot: The McCain campaign saying “”We strictly follow campaign finance law.” Hahahaha. Except when they don’t. There’s an extremely clear case for the McCain campaign having egregiously violated the McCain-Feingold Act when they pledged their Federal matching funds as loan collateral, then later turned around and withdrew from the Federal matching funds. That’s the kind of Straight Talk you’ll have trouble finding in Your Liberal Media, on account of all that liberal bias, but there’s a very real lawsuit going on over it right now.
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (long city walk this morning)
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