Category Archives: Conspiracies

Republicans Making America’s First Sitting Half-Term President

If there’s one thing that Republican reaction to the world changing events of last week has definitively demonstrated, it’s that no matter what President Obama does, they will oppose it. Even if it doesn’t make sense, even if they were … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

Contrary to popular belief, Marie Antoinette never uttered the phrase, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“. The phrase appears in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s autobiography where he attributes it to a ‘great princess’ however the dates of publication and her tenure on the throne do … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Reason and Treason

There’s a presumption in politics that elected officials  run for office because they want to enact policies that are beneficial to the constituency that elected them. Some view it as a calling, others as a means of influence. But all elected officials rely on … Continue reading

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Had Enough Yet?

I should really stop apologizing; as I did yesterday, and just embrace my inner conspiracy theorist. Wave it around like a rainbow flag at a Gay Pride rally. Wear it around my neck like some nineties gangsta bling. Force people to look at … Continue reading

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A Necessary Tyranny

Nate posted a good article at Five Thirty Eight addressing the claims that Republicans may actually want the US to default rather than raising the debt ceiling. I certainly hope the nation is growing tired of the game of chicken … Continue reading

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The End of Days

Well, here it is. The last day of the human existence. I hope you’re doing something good with it. Me? I’m going for a hike because it’s a beautiful day on the west coast and that’s just what we do … Continue reading

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Bad Senate Romance (An Affair to Forget)

Hollywood couldn’t top this bad romance. Yesterday the Senate Ethics Committee released a complete 68 page report on the John Ensign affair along with referrals for prosecution. You’ll recall that Ensign conveniently resigned on May 3rd one day prior to … Continue reading

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The Art and Irony of Overreach

(Update: According to several sources it looks as if Walker may be compromising with Democrats on the collective bargaining rights. Presumably the pressure from the threat of recalls is making some Republican Senators reconsider their positions) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker … Continue reading

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In the Wakefield

Last week brought news (but, it should be noted, not “new” news) that the British Medical Journal is about to publish an article by journalist Brian Deer implicating defrocked British physician Andrew Wakefield in outright fraud related to his allegations of … Continue reading

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No Surprise

This is another article in the series on conspiracy theories. We all know the bare bones of the Iranian Hostage story. Fifty-two American citizens were seized in November of 1979 when a group of militants and heavily armed students took over the … Continue reading

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