Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another Republican who doesn't oppose science

It's Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. Encouraging. From what I hear Corker is more of a traditionalist, dealmaking type of conservative like Bob Bennett than a movement zealot like Jim DeMint. Corker's election was basically an accident--he was an underdog who wasn't the movement's first choice for the seat--but the GOP could use more guys who are willing to look at the evidence and try to work toward a solution.

I guess that makes me a fan, for now.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.