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morphine Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 8:31 PM
Republicans are like the Nazis. They came for the communists and I did not speak out... They came for the socialists and I did not speak out... They came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out... They came for the Jews and I did not speak out... And then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. People must remember that Hitler and his National Socialist Party were democratically elected, by Germans who were suffering from a disastrous economy who were vulnerable to Big Lie manipulation. I think the radical GOP is fueled by a dangerous mix of racism, homophobia, hatred for the poor and vulnerable, women's reproductive freedom and war mongering that is to me dangerously close to 1936.

Modern medical science keeps people alive longer. Liberals hope they can do the same thing in political science: keep their dying ideas alive for just another election or two.

No, this isn’t a comment on President Barack Obama’s listless performance in the first presidential debate. It is, perhaps, an explanation for that performance; why should Obama be energetic when his ideas so decidedly aren’t?

“Today liberalism looks increasingly, well, elderly. Hard of hearing, irascible, enamored of past glories, forgetful of mistakes and promises, prone to repeat the same stories over and over,” writes Charles Kesler in his new...