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Gridlock and Opportunity

Published on December 22, 2012 By bmagnus

The next session of Congress is either going to be complete gridlock, or an era of great bi-partisanship. I say this based on this chart from Nate Silver. In case you’ve forgotten, that’s Nate “the man who got all the numbers right when everybody else got them horribly wrong” Silver:   Let me point out […]

The Post on the Host

Published on March 1, 2011 By bmagnus

It seems that March’s second day is a special birthing day, for Dr. Seuss of children’s lore joined our world in Nineteen Four! Should I, could I make a cake? That’s fattening, for goodness sake! Maybe I should write a poem Though, truth is, I didn’t know him. You could go to a memorial, or […]

Well Done, House of Representatives

Published on February 8, 2011 By bmagnus

Republican leadership in the House took a gamble on an expedited procedure to get the PATRIOT Act extended and lost. Moreover, 26 Republicans crossed party lines to vote against renewal, including 3 “Tea Party Caucus” original members and 9 newly-elected Congressmen. Let’s hear it for democracy. In Closing: 100 views of Edo; create 1.5M jobs; […]

Follow-Up Thursday

Published on February 3, 2011 By bmagnus

HR3: “Ok ok, we’ll take that word out if you’re going to get pissy about it. Damn feminists and liberals! We’d better get some concessions in return!” It’s still a bad bill that should not become law. Banking Corruption: Oh yeah, JP Morgan knew Madoff wasn’t quite legit, problem? Elizabeth Warren still needs to head […]

Oh Noes, BE AFRAID!!!1!

Published on December 21, 2010 By bmagnus

So as I was in the midst of my morning newscrawl, I came across the headline “Report: Terrorists may poison US food supply.” Well, it turns out that the DHS knew about “a possible credible terrorism plot that targets food products in the restaurant and hotel industry, though the threat is non-specific about time and […]

I’m going to speak slowly….

Published on August 19, 2010 By bmagnus

Pedant aside: please note that I did not say “Imma” in place of “I’m going to”. The end of August is upon us. This is normally I time of year that I republish A Little Message for the College Crowd, updated with the newest Beloit Mindset List. As important as I still believe that message […]