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Neil the Ethical Werewolf

If you have anything to say on this whole Feingold/censure deal, I'm sure a lot of people would be interested in hearing about that.

Personally, I'm not happy with anybody in the situation -- Feingold for going ahead without telling anybody what the plan was, and everybody else for not being quick enough to get behind the obviously right censure call. Really, it seems like a calculated gambit on Russ' part to make himself look like a hero for '08 while all the other Dems get caught flatfooted.


This is something I've always wondered about `progressive bloggers': What evidence is there that the `DC insider' methods don't work?

After all, `DC insiders' almost won three presidential elections straight, right?

Aside from the cheap, and how many have the `netroots' won, snark, I don't really see what the problem is with the DC insiders.

And, secondly, take Joe Lieberman. How is his repudiation of withdrawal different from Sweitzer's stance on gun control?

It looks to me awfully like that the `netroots' are just repeating the same mistakes that lead to the `ineffectual' Dems of today, just quicker. And with AJAX...

David Weman

You really ought to fix the link to TPMcafe in the sideabar.

David Weman

"I’ve also been taking advantage of my rights as a columnist to post occasionally on the Prospect’s blog, TAPPED"

I was rather surprised to hear that, and did ctrl f on tapped's archives from ow to october. No Mark Schmitt posts. ???

Neil the Ethical Werewolf

Here is some of the Prospect stuff you've been looking for.

Neil the Ethical Werewolf

There's also this.


The BS Human Capital Theory post obviously struck several nerves. Your writing, and the comments you draw, make your readers want you to post more often, pretty please.

Regarding that post, I'm curious how progressives can overcome the tide of increasing income / wealth inequality. That is, as 95+% of Americans see our standard of living level off (or decline, or at least measure up less and less well compared to the TV ads norms), won't the political fulcrum shift to the right, becoming the opposite of 'vote your hopes, not your fears'?

I write this with fingers crossed, hoping that we're emerging from a political nadir. Still, I wonder what America's economy could become in the next few years to sustain anything like today's middle class.

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