Thursday, April 29, 2010

Arizona law spawns copycats

Dave Weigel reports.

Stories like this are going to stir mass panic among Hispanics across the country. They are going to worry that their state is going to be the next Arizona, and they are going to turn out in massive numbers and vote Democratic. And they're going to do it again in 2012. Can the GOP assemble a national majority without Texas and Arizona? Probably not.

Once again, we see the wages of always channeling the crazy instead of challenging it.

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.