Monday, June 30, 2014

We're Still on Haitus

Hi.

Mandi and I have been busy with real life for quite some time.  We're thinking about coming back intermittently.  But in the meantime, please enjoy our past work, and we will get around to curating that over time :-)

Thanks!

Emily

Thursday, September 26, 2013

On Losing


So this one is about why Republicans on the Hill are acting the way they are acting right now.  

I worked on the Hill for years.  Specifically, for years I worked on the Hill as a Democrat in a government ruled entirely by Republicans.  For years.  

Friday, August 2, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Cheer Up, Donkey!" Follies






So these scandals (real and totally trumped up alike), and a general sense of foreboding at the likely results from uber-gerrymandering of the House for the foreseeable future have left me in my political sad place.





I need a pick-me-up.  You probably do, too.


Here are some things to cheer us up...


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'll Give You A Conspiracy Theory


Senator Inhofe wants to limit the purchases by the U.S. Government of ammunition based on a whacked-out conspiracy theory that the government is buying up all the ammo.  The NRA said this was not true.

The NRA.

I have now had it with the crazed "government is coming to get us" thing from people who claim to be patriots.

It's dangerous to gin up people who are already prone to believe the worst of the government and whose common denominator is a love for weapons.  It's bizarre for a Senator in a representative democracy to demonize the government.

Hey, Conspiracy Brother Senator ("climate change is a hoax!" "they're coming to get your ammo!"), you want a conspiracy theory?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10 Things That 90 Percent of Americans Agree On


Color me angry.  The Senate is about to fail to pass even the compromise version of legislation to improve background checks for gun purchases.


                                                         


So as a sort of follow-up to my "10 Things That Are More Regulated Than Guns" post, I decided - on this day of the Senate vote on a compromise, bi-partisan, non-universal background check bill - to take a look at some things that are as popular with Americans as universal background checks for gun purchases...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Leaders Wanted. Apply Within.


                                                          

"There go my people, I must find out where they are going so I can lead them."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Arithmetic: A Memo to CPAC



So we've heard from conservatives now.  And as much fun as that was, I feel like it's important to underline something.

Friday, March 15, 2013

But Seriously, Let's Ban Some Guns






It looks like there is impressive progress on universal background checks for guns.  And that's great, that needs to happen.  Now.  But it's not enough.