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  If you're not checking Charles P. Pierce on a regular basis, you're missing some of the best commentary and reporting out there. Case in point for a QOTD:

When you divorce politics from policy as thoroughly as we have done in this country -- whether this has occurred through a feckless courtier media, or through a political class insulated by the power of money, or by the steady, parallel drumbeats of empty centrism and government-as-the-problem, or by all of those combined -- then you ask for exactly what we have today -- a nation of paralyzed, impotent majorities, speaking a language that the political elites no longer choose to learn. We have majorities that can be safely ignored.
Read the whole thing if you want to know why that election we had in 2012 seems to have evaporated as far as the press and the DC establishment are concerned.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    Pierce pulls no punches.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:27:46 AM PDT

  •  I added Pierce to my constant-monitor list (6+ / 0-)

    ... almost a year ago now.

    If you're new to the left blogs I imagine he could be a bit hard to decipher sometimes. But I love his hard-hitting language that frequently flies off into downright madcap, e.g.:

    These two numbers include, respectively, 63 percent and 56 percent of Republican respondents. You could poll Paul Ryan's immediately family and not get these numbers. Neither Mr. Simpson nor Mr. Bowles could score this well on Christmas morning with the grandkids. You could ask Americans the question, "Would you favor immediate federal action that would provide you with unlimited whiskey and the sexual favors of your favorite movie stars?" and come close. Maybe.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:35:55 AM PDT

  •  politics and policy are never divorced (2+ / 0-)
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    DvCM, xaxnar

    the 1% control our politics and are getting the policy they want.

    Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

    by No Exit on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:07:19 AM PDT

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