Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: Progressive Third Party Politics in West Virginia

It was all Nader’s fault. Never mind the butterfly ballots and the hanging chads. Forget about Palm Beach County’s sudden and accidental infatuation with Pat Buchanan(1) and Katherine Harris’s purging of thousands of legitimate black Floridians from the voter rolls… Read More ›

Sequester This

In The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell said that while he wasn’t a manual laborer of any sort, he figured he could pass for a poor gardener or a “tenth-rate farm hand” if he had to. But, while he… Read More ›

Southern Discomforts

by Drew Gibson My interest piqued this morning when I saw a link to a BBC News Magazine article on the current fiscal crisis in Europe with the sub-header: “Lessons from US history for the crisis-hit eurozone.” I assumed the… Read More ›