Mark Evanier is a comic book and TV writer. He writes a blog called News From ME. Ordinarily his blog is weighted toward the entertainment industry, since he’s been around it since the 1970s, but occasionally he expresses a political opinion such as the one below: Mitch McConnell keeps complaining Obama won't "come to the …

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It makes no sense

So voters want a higher minimum wage, legal pot, abortion access and GOP representation. Ok then. — Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) November 5, 2014 All three of those policies are Democratic issues, so it makes all the sense in the world to vote for the Republicans to implement them. My fellow Americans, what were you thinking?

Plainspoken intent to steal

Votes, that is. From the Bergen Record: [Governor Chris] Christie stressed the need to keep Republicans in charge of states — and overseeing state-level voting regulations — ahead of the next presidential election. Christie made his push at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington, D.C., where he ran down a list of states …

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“Republican Cuts Kill”

In a Facebook post this morning I wrote the following with a link to a Joan Walsh essay at Salon. Quoting her: “Isn’t it fair to ask whether the constant denigration of government, and the resulting defunding, now makes it harder to handle what everyone agrees are core government functions?” I continued in my own …

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Hawai’i Dems have candidate

1,769. That’s the number of votes which separated incumbent Senator Brian Schatz from his challenger in the delayed finish of last Saturday’s primary election. There were two precincts in the Puna district of the Big Island which remained unopen last weekend due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle’s impact on the region. Senator Schatz prevailed over US …

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Oh man, these guys are dumb

We all know that state legislatures are often the stepping stones for ambitious pols who want to go work at the Capitol Building in DC (3 of 7 Democrats running this year for US District One in Honolulu are State Senators or Representatives; another 3 are City Councilmembers). It’s often useful to point out how …

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