Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Rick Perlstein -- Birthers, Health Care Hecklers and the Rise of Right-Wing Rage - washingtonpost.com
Sam Tanenhaus on the Death of Conservatism | Newsweek National News | Newsweek.com
For the record. I'm watching now.
Ahem...Paul F. Tompkins on the Employee Free Choice Act.
It goes without saying that I am obsessive about the interface of politics and culture -- so much so that I have learned not to expect such a happy coming-together of one of my personal heroes (comedian Paul F. Tompkins) with the union movement's struggle for workplace democracy.
Now can the US government please offer Van Jones' old job to Tom Scharpling, and might the surviving members of Big Star please be rewarded with equally-Big Medals?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Just happened to see this bit on CNN last night, when here I was trying to put some distance between me and my LAST Tea Party EVER!
This clip - not the whole intvw, which I wish I could find - is presented as a full-on route by Anderson, but I don't think that Tea Party fans will agree. Tea Party Mark keeps his composure all the way throughout, whereas James Carville is beside himself and Gergen just seems embarrassed.
More on my DC experience to come, but for now just note the Tea Party's leader's unapologetic, "class"-based idea of the movement.