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Diaries published: 18 (566 days since last diary on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:38 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 32 (566 days since last comment on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:38 AM PDT)

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Total Recommends: 243

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Most Recommended Diary: The Loss of Memory, 42 comments, 75 recommends

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I was there, on the ground, in 2009, when President Obama took the oath of office. I remember the palpable sense of deflation as he gave his first inaugural address. After a campaign where he ...
by dsmetis
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:38 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
At the very depths of the catastrophe in 2008, I went with my father to the best (and only decent!) restaurant in Toledo, an expensive steak house. The place was mobbed, with a 45-min wait, and the ...
by dsmetis
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 04:56 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
So I finally dragged out a spreadsheet and figured out exactly what the filibuster means, mathematically. Take a minority of Senators, mostly representing low-population states in the south and ...
by dsmetis
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:51 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I just gave DailyKos $44 in honor of our 44th President. We did something real here, we DO something real here. Join me.
by dsmetis
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 01:21 PM PST with 3 Recommends
History had an arrow. When I was younger, it had an arrow, a direction. It pointed toward inclusion, and social equality, and justice. Human achievement had an arrow. It pointed toward knowledge, ...
by dsmetis
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:19 AM PST with 52 Recommends
Krugman's blog post today led me to this excellent analysis of conservative partisan groupthink by Chris Mooney. Mooney finds that conservatives are immune to facts and reasoning, and are only ...
by dsmetis
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 04:35 AM PST with 9 Recommends

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