Category Archives: Huffington Post

Ratf**kers, Republicans, and Bin Laden

Question: Does anybody see anything wrong with this political advert? Because I don’t. First, it’s politics and it’s an election year. Of course, a President trying for re-election is going to harp for all it’s worth on his major achievements; … Continue reading

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Jonathan Chait Puts Bag Over Head, HuffPo Lights It On Fire

Jonathan Chait is not normally given to hyperbole. But it is telling that his New York Magazine essay a few weeks ago on the sources of liberal discontent with Obama didn’t make the masthead at Huffington Post, while “How Obama … Continue reading

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Archives: Cadillac Plans, Mandates, and the Proletariat

This appeared at Huffington Post on January 3rd, 2010. Editors let it die in obscurity while promoting screeds about the health care bill to the front page; the latter were poorly-argued, factually-challenged, and filled with typos — but met the … Continue reading

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Cana-DUH

By Magic Love Hose One of the things about living in Canada is that you get nearly all US media and all Canadian media as well, so you can look at everything the US media culture puts out and compare … Continue reading

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Archives: Why Hasn’t There Been a Progressive March on DC?

This appeared at Huffington Post on December 20, 2009. I’ve had my fill of gate-crashers whining about false dialectics. Whether we like it or not, last November was not a referendum on Senate rules or corporate personhood. Even the most … Continue reading

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Archives: The Unnatural History of Nontroversy

This originally appeared at Huffington Post on December 10, 2009. I am still pondering the reaction I got after my most recent HuffPost piece, Climategate and the Life-Cycle of Nontroversy. The story got lots of traffic, but an editor placed … Continue reading

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Archives: Climategate and the Life-Cycle of Nontroversy

This originally appeared at Huffington Post on 4 December 2009. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. — Macbeth Nontroversy feeds on empty, twisted brains. In this case, a general unfamiliarity with … Continue reading

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Archives: Embarrassed, Jeff Sessions Makes Stupid Excuses

Resuming Operation HuffPoof! This post appeared 11-16-2009 at Arianna’s place. Republican senators are somehow surprised by negative publicity over their vote endorsing Halliburton’s alleged gang rape cover-up. Both of my senators have attempted damage control. In response to my email, … Continue reading

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With a Puff, Huffington Posts Go Poof

If you click here, you’ll see that nothing remains of the 39 articles I’ve written for Arianna Huffington. Not a title, sentence, or tag is left. My author bio now reads: Matt Osborne has deleted all his posts from this … Continue reading

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Archives: Palin-Bachmann Syndrome™

This appeared 11-12-2009 at Huffington Post. The strange nexus of right-wing Christian identity politics and beauty pageants has produced Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Carrie Prejean. What is it about their world that turns toxic and causes flaky behavior?

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Archives: The Media Stovepipe

This appeared at HuffPo on 9 November 2009. We’ve seen this pattern before. A non-sourced, anonymous story enters the right-wing blogosphere and gets picked up by mainstream media, allowing the right to stovepipe their insanity. This one began with a … Continue reading

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