Montreal Simon: Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and the Humiliation of Chris Christie

I didn't get to watch Donald Trump introduce his running mate Mike Pence yesterday.For it is summer, and both it and life are too short.But now I'm sorry I didn't.Because it was Trump at his worst or most bizarre.Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: His Master’s Voice

Readers of a certain vintage will remember the old RCA Victor logo, “His Master’s Voice,” shown above. It depicts a loyal dog dutifully listening to what he believes is that actual voice, although it is emanating from a facsimile, i.e., a record. I couldn’t help but think of that ad as I saw this picture: ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Jo Snyder discusses how poverty makes everybody less healthy, and recognizes the need for higher basic wages as a result. And Laurie Penny highlights the futility of trying to badger young adults into service jobs which offer no opportunity for personal, professional or financial progress: The British ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Saturday Night Special: On Friday Night News Dumps, Lamar Alexander’s Shirts, And Other Weighty Matters

I love Rachel Maddow. Some of the reasons for my ardour are on display in the following video from her show. Enjoy. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

A New Contributor From America And His Belated Post

Boys ‘n’ girls, I’d like to introduce a young political science and history student from the US who would like to contribute posts about American politics from time to time over here at Sister Sage’s Musings.  His name is Scott. Below is his post. Scott, I apologize for posting it a few days late. Strike ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Chris Christie Answers Questions…

Following his speech about American Exceptionalism at the Reagan Presidential Library in California last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie answered questions from the audience, most of which (predictably) concerned speculation about him possibly running to the U.S. President in 2012. Spoiler Alert: The answer was a definitive NO. Despite Christie being the bête noire ...

For GOP’s sake, Chris Christie must run

Last night’s GOP debate was probably the worst political debate I’ve ever witnessed. I’m not alone. Most of the reaction from the right has been brutal. They hated it. They’ve been moaning all day for some depth from the field. D’uh. That’s why Chris Christie’s once again being pulled into the running. In the past, ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Koch Brothers And ExxonMobil Join Forces To Fight RGGI With Copy-Paste State Legislation

copy-and-paste.jpg As we’ve reported over and over again, the popular and successful Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and other regional climate agreements are under attack from polluters. Today, a bombshell report by Bloomberg News makes it undeniably clear who is leading the attack, and paints an ugly picture of collusion, influence, and state legislators deep ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Americans For Prosperity Sues New York For Participating In Regional Climate Pact

235px-Rggi_map.svg_.png The Koch brothers’ corporate front group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) filed a lawsuit on Monday in New York’s State Supreme Court seeking to reverse a core piece of state action on climate change.   New York joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in 2005 when former governor George Pataki (R) approved the state’s ...