Bowers gets tetchy, and gives others the model for setting up a "progressive" organization. The subtext: "See if you can do it better, assholes!"
But obviously, if you care about policy results, the model is broken -- Exhibit A, the health care debacle and the "progressive" access bloggers who did so much to enable it -- so why is Bowers propagating it? To spread the despair around?
If the spinning globe causes you problems, you can turn it off in from the Update My Account link at top right. Look for "Block Configuration" and uncheck Globe.
["Fail" depends on what your metric for success is. As a fundraising device, Jane's thread is an obvious fail, but the comment thread makes it clear that wasn't what the post was about anyhow. --lambert] Read more about Designed to fail. And did.
(Matthew 25:35). Oh well:
A judge has threatened to sentence an Arizona man to 25 days in prison for leaving jugs of water in the desert for illegal immigrants.
It's like we're living in 18th C England, or something. I mean, what next?
He gives 'em a loaf of bread and gets his hand chopped off? Read more about I was thirsty and you gave me water
Where 'the company" is the Somali Pirate Stock Exchange:
"The shares are open to all and everybody can take part, whether personally at sea or on land by providing cash, weapons or useful materials ... we've made piracy a community activity."
Maybe we should try something similar? Read more about " I have made $75,000 in only 38 days since I joined the 'company'."
Of the 376 people the Obama White House announced, nominated and confirmed in those top-tier administration jobs, only 32 percent have been women. In comparison, 46 percent of Clinton's Senate-confirmed nominees in 1993 were women, as were 26 percent of Bush's first-year nominees, according to a year-end study in 2001 by the Brookings Institution.
Progressives aren't supposed to regress, are they? Read more about Will Jon Favreau please report to the office?
The problems in the current health care debate became apparent early on, when single payer advocates were excluded from participation. Part of that was certainly due to the fact that single payer challenges the logic underlying the entire health care reform effort: if we really cared about cutting costs and providing the best health care services, single payer would come out on top by every measure.
Today’s unemployment report was good news. But in a real sense good news is bad news, because this month’s not-too-bad number deflates the sense of urgency.
The fact remains that realistic projections show unemployment staying disastrously high for many years. The chart above is from the minutes of the Fed’s Open Market Committee. Unemployment above 8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011; above 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.