Archive for February, 2011

Senators Ponder 2012 and a GOP Senate Majority

By mw | Related entries in Democrats, Divided Government, News, Senate, Virginia, Webb

What seemed likely last fall is now a virtual certainty – the Republicans will retake the Senate majority in 2012. The only way to retain our happily divided government and avoid a rerun of One Party Republican Rule in 2013, will be to re-elect Barack Obama.

February 13th, 2011 | Permalink| 48 Comments »

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Finally Steps Down

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The World

They won. From Bloomberg: Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt and handed power to the military, bowing to the demands of protesters who have occupied central Cairo for the past 18 days demanding an end to his 30-year rule. “Mubarak has decided to relinquish the office of the presidency,” said Vice President Omar […]

February 11th, 2011 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Apocalyptic open thread

By Jacob | Related entries in News

We’re not too far removed from the last open thread and certainly we’ve exhausted all our beer talk (although a pint of Mirror Pond on cask at the Horsebrass would be nice), but a weekly open thread was promised so here’s a topic: Death is among us – Judgement is near (see 1:19 in the […]

February 6th, 2011 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Open Left Closes, Admits It’s All About The Money

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Money

The liberal blog Open Left suddenly announced today that they’ll stop posting content because… we have gradually run out of money to maintain operations. It is a difficult decision, but we kept going for as long as we could. But… The site will not disappear, and all published content will remain online {…} Wait…what? Open […]

February 4th, 2011 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Mubarak Saving Face?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Comedy, The World, Video

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February 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »