Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Nikki Haley Has ‘Overcome History’ ... and that means what?

So, does the victory of Nikki Haley as governor of South Carolina mean:

1. That conservative politics trumps the overt racism of a sizable portion of the Tea Party?

2. That Tea Party racism is just targeted at Democrats they don't like?

3. That Tea Party racism isn't really sizable or significant?

4. Nothing about the Tea Party. South Carolinians are "progressive" and race blind and just want the candidate that exemplifies their politics.

5. None of the above.

(Her victory is also meaningful because South Carolina has the worst record in the United States at electing women.)

Commentary: WSJ and Slate

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Worth repeating: Bill Gates and Climate Change

In light of the ongoing battle with climate change crazies (which I respectfully distinguish from those who acknowledge the science of climate change but believe there may be other priorities) I must post this video from February by Bill Gates. Latest crazies? The Donald and the Virginia A.G. (who it seems to me should move to Iran, where he'd be probably be more comfortable).