Barone misses Fitchburg’s Finns

Michael Barone is always worth reading but something this week caught my eye: Around 100 years ago Finnish immigrants flocked to the mines and woods of the country around Lake Superior, where the topography and weather must have seemed familiar. They've been a mostly Democratic, sometimes even radical voting bloc ever since. No more, it … Continue reading Barone misses Fitchburg’s Finns

Bristol Palin, Grover Cleveland and the Civil Service

I've never much card for American Idol, or Dancing with the stars, at game night over Dave's house its on so I do my best to ignore it but neither one are anything that I care to watch. Unfortunately the convergence of the show with the Palin wars forced it into the news. I didn't … Continue reading Bristol Palin, Grover Cleveland and the Civil Service

Sarah Palin in Serious Bazinga mode on the media

Sarah Palin put out a thanksgiving message yesterday that was simply classic: My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health … Continue reading Sarah Palin in Serious Bazinga mode on the media

Sixty Three Seats? Sixty Four Seats? No the midterms are about Lisa Murkowski…

...at least that's what David Broder thinks: Palin has conducted a vendetta against the Murkowski family, and she became governor four years ago by upsetting Lisa's father, Frank Murkowski, in another low-turnout GOP primary. I understand the political class feels privileged and entitled but I didn't realize that running again Frank Murkowski and defeating him … Continue reading Sixty Three Seats? Sixty Four Seats? No the midterms are about Lisa Murkowski…