Donal's picture

    Win Ben Stein's Taxes

    Win BS Money

    Deadpan actor and pitchman Ben Stein feels put upon.

    Ben Stein: Raising My Taxes Is a Punishment

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    SARAH'S MINI ME

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          CHRISTINE O'DONNELL

    Christine O’Donnell wants to be Sarah Palin when she grows up.

    But before we get to that, I must discuss the caste system currently prevalent in the United States of America today.

    David Seaton's picture

    Observations of and on the rich

    "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand." F. Scott Fitzgerald - "The Rich Boy"

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    The Economy is Just a Symptom - it's Hypocrisy, Stupid!

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

    The Economy is Just a Symptom - it's Hypocrisy, Stupid!

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    David Beckham cheats on Victoria with a hooker!! (and other sports news)

    David Beckham cheated on Victoria with a hooker!!!

    Now, before you jump on me for sensationalizing this, remember, I was, and still occasionally am a sports writer. It's a position I take seriously. It's an honorable profession.

    And David Beckham corner-kicked Posh Spice for a busty hooker!

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    How to Publish Your Blog on Facebook

    Soon after we launched dagblog, I decided that I wanted to publish my writing on facebook to share it with my friends and family. That's not as easy as you might think. You can import your posts into Facebook notes using an RSS feed, but Facebook changes the formatting, and readers can't see the comments from the blog. Other methods I tried couldn't handle multi-author blogs and would publish every dagblog post without even indicating who wrote it.

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    In Partial Defense of Bob Woodward

    Woodward is coming out with a book, parts of which are being run in The Washington Post, called Obama's Wars.  As is the case with Woodward's numerous other books, it's an attempt to lay out some of what has gone on behind-the-scenes insofar as decisions about AfPak and Iraq are concerned.

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    How They Measure the "End" of a Recession

    So, despite the way the economy feels in your neighborhood, there's been an official statement that the recession ended last June. Yup. All over. That is a perfectly sound statement at the same time it doesn't mean what the rest of us mean by "end of the recession."

    Michael Wolraich's picture

    Update on Importing TPM Cafe Posts to Dagblog

    Longtime readers may have noticed that dagblog is running a bit sluggish lately. The plodding performance is an unfortunate consequence of my having imported a massive stack of blog posts from Talking Points Memo Cafe. Actually, the problem is not the posts themselves but the comments hanging off of them. The 54,544 comments that have made their new home in our database are gumming up the works.

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    Donal's picture

    More Stats, Less Crime

    Living in one of the most crime-ridden cities in the nation, I have gotten in the habit of reading the Baltimore Crime Beat, a blog within the Baltimore Sun, written mostly by Peter Hermann and Justin Fenton.

    Orlando's picture

    Indonesian Travel Journal: Oh, the Places I'll Go

    Hi folks! I'm glad to see so many new Dagbloggers. I'm in the middle of an epic holiday but I'm planning on spending a good deal of time in October, catching up on my Dag reading. 

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    Doctor Cleveland's picture

    Bewitching Jesus


    So, Saturday night the news was that Christine O'Donnell "dabbled into witchcraft" before becoming a hard-line evangelical Christian. And you know what? I wasn't surprised at all. Surely I wasn't surprised that a candidate like O'Donnell was attracted to the supernatural, since all of her politics are about magical thinking. I shrugged it off, and Sunday morning I went to church.

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    Barack Obama must declare war on Australia

    While Democrats face the potential of an ugly November that will see their advantages in both the House and Senate disappear, there is still a possibility they could be saved from the rampaging GOP. The results in the mid-term elections depend all on one man – President Barack Obama. He can still save the day for the Dems.

    But he needs to start blowing some shit up, and pronto.

    Now, I’m well aware that the U.S. is still mired in quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan and doing battle in shadow wars in Yemen, Pakistan and God knows where else.

    Donal's picture

    Corn, by any other name, is still as sweet

    Sweet Corn

    The Corn Refiners Association has sought permission from the FDA to change the name of, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), the sweetener found in everything, to "corn sugar." HFCS already goes by several aliases, like Corn Syrup, Yeast Extract, Isoglucose (Europe), glucose-fructose (Canada), and fructose glucose syrup.

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    President Obama Killed Bipartisanship

    President Obama campaigned on bipartisanship.  We wanted a change, so he chose not to investigate the partisan excesses and likely transgressions of the Bush administration; he unhinged the pendulum and just laid it on the ground.  Instead of overcorrecting in the other direction, he tried to start anew as a united nation.  America was ready to move forward.  The Republican Party was not.

    William K. Wolfrum's picture

    Sharia Law: The answer to all America's problems

    It’s time for Sharia Law to come to the United States. This nation has settled into a moral and economic funk that only a healthy dose of Sharia Law can fix.

    Oh sure, you’ve probably heard lots of bad things about Sharia Law. You probably think that it’s an Islamic plot to overthrow the world and control humanity. But this information – provided to you by the likes of Newt Gingrich – is based on ignorance and bigotry.

    David Seaton's picture

    America and the "tragic sense"

    LBJ and MLK

    Nothing is more foreign to most Americans than the idea that we struggle in vain and that the struggle itself is the meaning of life.

    David Seaton's picture

    Tea Party: Nixon's chickens come home to roost

    Nixon
    David Seaton in Dagblog
    The political climate in America is toxic and it has been ever since Richard Nixon launched his Southern Strategy and caused Republicans to pause from their golf and stock coupon clipping long enough to plunge into neofascist populism and charismatic religion.

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