It’s the time of year where bloggers—even amateur bloggers with full-time jobs—show off their most-read posts.
It’s been a fun year for me, building relationships with many of the individuals featured here. (Some of the relationships more friendly than others…)
Fascinating that all my top posts were written in the last six months (which is when I split this blog off from my design blog), two of them the previous week.
July 3, 2013
Something national Democrats and Pro Choicers—and most of the press—fail to grasp about Wendy Davis, her filibuster, and the national swoon over her, is that Wendy Davis went off the rails in Texas. Pro choice forces there and nationally—at least temporarily—have wrecked Democrats’ hopes of turning Red State Texas into something more purple.
September 11, 2013
Was doing some harmless online trolling last July with a few of my Twitter pals when one of them, Ron Fournier, mentioned being on vacation. I’d remembered from an earlier conversation that he was in northern Michigan.
October 16, 2013
I don’t know what Cruz thinks of all this yet, but I think most of the commentariat has the current (partial) government shutdown / debt limit thing wrong.
Fact is, everyone’s busy keeping score. And most of them, I believe, are wrong.
December 17, 2013
It all began with another post by Ron comparing Obama’s troubles with George Bush’s.
Just Karl and I took exception to one of his comparisons.
Elizabeth came to his defense, pointing out something all of us who engage Ron on Twitter know, but should never be left unsaid.
October 19, 2013
Cutting through the fog of emotion posing as analysis, the last two days have brought us several articles that provide much-needed light and clarity to the discussion of the Tea Party and the Ted Cruz strategy.Cutting through the fog of emotion posing as analysis, the last two days have brought us several articles that provide much-needed light and clarity to the discussion of the Tea Party and the Ted Cruz strategy.
July 14, 2013
If you want to crush your Twitter opponent—first work on your reading comprehension skills…
This is probably my favorite example of a drone who thinks he’s bested his conservative adversary. Then doesn’t see his mistake, even after he’s been called on it.
November 13, 2013
In that “unless” is a lot that can be done, both to undo this law and to save lives.
For me, whatever else we bargain on, we need to do what we can to save lives. I think we can do that without delaying ultimate repeal.
But we have to be the adults—the visibly shaken, angry parents—in this “conversation,” uncharacteristically clear and strong in our messaging, first to culpable Democrats, then to victims and voters.
December 15, 2013
The press and liberals have made a cottage industry of talking about Republican Civil War.
Most of it, frankly, not worth the time spent reading.
Not that I don’t think there’s a war going on, but that it’s being mischaracterized by outsiders hoping to take everybody’s mind off Obamacare failures.
October 31, 2013
Ron’s “activist” is probably the only person, other than Sebelius, who thought she was deserving of even a modicum of mercy during that deer-in-the-headlights exhibition of total technocratic incompetence and feigned ignorance.
November 17, 2013
The majority of people I block on Twitter are right wingers like me. We’ll be debating some detail or other of politics, politicians, personalities or policy we disagree on—and they completely forget they’re talking with someone who largely agrees with them. Except on this one point.
And that’s when they reveal themselves as drones.