Who's been paying for Sharron Angle's campaign?

    OK, file this one under a creepy coincidence (the vid itself, being creepy, the coincidence just being coincidental). I've been obsessing on the Nevada race somewhat of late, and got off on a tangent regarding who's been financing the Angle campaign in a discussion with another poster. By the common method of assessing "who benefits here?" he came to the conclusion, Ensign. Which at the time, didn't seem a *bad* thought.

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    You Can't Sell Your Soul If the Devil Ain't Buying

    The election is the day after tomorrow, and I'm basically done looking at predictions of the results. Foreknowledge is the beginning of folly, and no matter how the day goes I'm going to do the same thing on Tuesday and after Tuesday. Win or lose, you keep your eyes on the prize.

    But there's one thing just about every prognosticator agrees on: Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) is toast.

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    THE GOP: A ONE HUNDRED YEAR RECORD OF SWINDLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

     
    THE GOP: A ONE HUNDRED YEAR RECORD OF SWINDLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE



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    Dinesh D'Souza: Intellectual Coward

     

    Dinesh D'Souza is afforded standing as one of the young gun intellectuals in the conservative movement. In this article from Forbes Magazine, he offers a psycho-analytical glimpse into Obama’s relationship with his father.

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    Hope

    Fifty years ago this week, the people who present baseball to a grateful nation did an odd thing: The American League announced that the Washington Senators would move to Minneapolis-St. Paul, but that the league would add two new teams: one of which to be called the Washington Senators.

    Doctor Cleveland's picture

    Harassing the Professor

    The University of Venus blog at Inside Higher Ed recently posted a personal reflection by a non-white female professor who has felt sexually harassed by one of her male undergraduates. This is at once shocking and entirely unsurprising.

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    Technology...miraculous, convenient and boring.

    Yes boring....breath-takingly so. You really do not have to do anything to use it. You do not have to know anything to use it.  Your computer, iPod, car, television, radio/stereo, microwave, cell phone...you name it. You turn it on and it works and probably will for a very long time. After which you replace it. As the sticker says on the back, No user serviceable parts inside.

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    Rally to Restore Sanity - NYC

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    The Village Lantern, 167 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan), New York City

    For New Yorkers who can't get to Washington DC for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive, you can still show your solidarity for the cause at the Village Lantern in Manhattan, sponsored by dagblog.com.

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    Amid the Sturm und Drang, a Moment Sublime

    This was a week of dizzying visuals--Christine O'Donnell flubbing a radio interview and then threatening to sue the station if they air it. A reporter being strong-armed and handcuffed for questioning a candidate.

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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: The Era of Capoeira

     

    FYI: William K. Wolfrum's mornings will be spent on a beach in Bahia until Nov. 8.

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    A Time of Cholera: Death toll hits 300 as Haiti tries to contain cholera outbreak.

    Reid sure seems to be ahead in Nevada.

    I'm going to open with a big 'ole caveat that our resident prognosticating expert thinks I'm all wet here. But to me, it sure looks like Reid is increasing his lead in Nevada daily. The biggest point of disagreement is the GOP crossover vote - he finds the number from the latest CNN/Time poll to be overly optimistic ... while I find it to be understated.

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    FL-Sen: Steele Queues Race Card for RNC Re-Elect Bid

    On today’s menu for political scandal du jour is a report that Bill Clinton tried to encourage Kendrick Meek, the Democratic senate candidate in Florida, to drop out of the race in favor of independent candidate Charlie Crist.  At the moment, Kendrick is trailing in very distant 3rd place, splitting

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    Just Desserts

    I'm very sorry that I'm about to pile on Obama again.  But I'll keep it short.  And really, it's less about Obama than about the mood of the country at this point.  Via Atrios I give you a transcript of Obama talking to bloggers about the economy.  I should preface this by saying that it's an awesome thing that we have a President who talks to people of all walks in such a reasoned and open way.  But search for the word "deserve" and read the paragraphs around those words and then reread cmaukonen's post about the

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    Anachronism: The well-oiled machine

    Cmaukonen's terrific blog "What happened to us?" aka "When did we turn into selfish jerks?", and the great comments that followed it, reminded me of something I started to write almost a year ago.
     
    I had been meaning to post it on TPM, but never did, because, well, I suppose I'm insecure, ok? At least when it comes to this kind of writing.
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    The Price

    To the Magnificent People of The United States of America:

    It is with much humility that I offer you these words. But it is, in my opinion, time for a full recognition that the United States has been utterly and completely conquered by Corporate Interests.

    Wars are often re-fought, however, and the time to reengage is upon us. And as the recent past has shown us, the road to winning a war depends mainly on will and the understanding of the battlefield and enemy.

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