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"Ann Defending Mitt"

Romney's repetitious campaign fumbles have been the source of amusement for Democrats and frustration for Republicans. As members of his own party have been distancing themselves, Mrs. Romney jumps to his defense:

Stop It. This Is Hard.

Does anyone else remember this:

You know what else is hard? Being ...

"Romney and Mother Jones"

I just want to briefly weigh in on the "47%" video published by Mother Jones. There is nothing shocking about what was said here. Romney is in a room with his donors explaining his campaign philosophy; not his political views. As he points out, some voters won't vote for ...

"Obstruct and Exploit"

Before you give heed to Republican criticisms of how "the President has failed America," read this article by Paul Krugman.

A year ago President Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases, aimed in particular at sustaining state and local government employment. ... The Jobs ...

"RESTful Django"

I've been taking a lot of time lately to determine a best practice way of incorporating a RESTful approach to Django views. My goal is to come up with a solution so simple, using a third party library won't be necessary.

As a first step, I've borrowed ...

"Today, on 'Fair and Balanced'"

Today's headline on Fox News highlights their philosophy of neutral reporting:

Fox News is awful

Meanwhile, in other tabloids:

Fox News look-a-like

"An Inspiring Hour"

President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

President Bill Clinton, who presided over years of American prosperity, gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that was down to earth, yet extraordinarily powerful. In case you missed it, the New York Times has a video in high definition.

Watch Bill Clinton's speech on nytimes.com

"And now, Fox News"

How anyone can take Fox News seriously is beyond me. After yesterday's top story about an assertion found in an article by another conservative news paper about words a Democrat may or may not have said to an Israel ambassador, today we are enlightened with this headline:

Fox News is a joke

Does anyone ...

"Are You Better Off?"

Via Krugman:

Dean Baker has exactly the right metaphor for journalists asking the really dumb "are you better off" question:

Suppose your house is on fire and the firefighters race to the scene. They set up their hoses and start spraying water on the blaze as quickly as possible. After ...

"Austerity Will Work! Wrong."

Borrowing a graph from Krugman, I think staging the United State's recovery versus the United Kingdom's gives us an interesting comparison of liberal versus conservative fiscal policy.

US vs UK recovery

Krugman says it best:

Osborneā€™s big idea was that Britain should turn to fiscal austerity now now now, even though ...

"Powerless"

Linkin Park does it again. From their latest album: