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Foodies. Are They Better Than the Rest of Us?

Ann Gentry | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

Cooking is something we do to create a richer, more abundant life without needing to spend a lot of money, impress anyone, or do violence to animals. Does that sound elitist to you?

Obama's Elitism, Republican Principled Ignorance and the Debt Ceiling Debate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Should the U.S. not increase its debt ceiling, the country will likely face higher interest rates, another spike in joblessness, inability to pay basic expenses, and, almost inevitably, higher taxes in the not too distant future.

Frank Rich: Obama Election Strategy Must Focus On 'People Like You'

The New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...what could give the Democrats even a slender reed of hope? If there's any plausible answer, it can be drawn from the single poll finding that is mo...

Newt Gingrich Declares: "I Am Not A Citizen Of The World!"

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

How can this protectionist, elitist, and even racist declaration be in the best interests of America, which despite Mr. Gingrich's supremacist notion, is part of the global community?

Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Nunberg, On The Years Of Talking Dangerously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.

Denouncing Obama's Desire for Dijon is Downright Dangerous

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Democrats are elitist, right-wingers insist, even if they are needy enough to receive not just college, but high school scholarships. In this case, the proof of Obama's elitism was his request for Dijon.

Maybe You Shouldn't Vote

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

I ask that you take a moment to answer the following questions and determine whether you have the skill and the know-how to vote responsibly for our next president.

World Series Fashion Trends and Their Presidential Parallels

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Both World Series teams happen to be from two important swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania. Kinda puts a new spin on the idea of a state being "in play," doesn't it?

Sarah Palin: Below-Average American

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An as-yet-to-be-authenticated, high school transcript of Sarah Palin's was posted on Gawker Thursday, and it's a doozy. Apparently, Sarah Palin scored an 841 out of 1600.

Jed Lewison

As Negotiators Struck Bailout Deal, McCain Dined At Opulent DC Hotel | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update (10:40AM): It turns out Politico got the wrong restaurant (but right hotel) in its original post. They had initially said McCain dined at CityZ...

McCain's Bush Transformation Complete

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

From the minute John McCain first implied that Barack Obama would rather lose a war and win an election, John McCain compromised all that was strong and good in his resume.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

McCain's Too Out of Touch to Realize He's Out of Touch

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

The point of creating McCain's Mansions was to illustrate the Grand Canyon-sized chasm between McCain's elitist world and the economically-crippled one in which the majority of us struggle to live.

Friday Talking Points [43] -- And The Gold Medal For Snarkiness Goes To...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I don't usually comment on sports, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. I'm no professional sports guy, nor do I play one on the web. But I h...

Friday Talking Points [42] -- Get Up, Stand Up, Barack

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to assume if you're reading this that you're sick of the Olympics already. Wow, that was fast. Is NBC's coverage going to be twice as bad as ...

Obama Is Just Not A Good Negro

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earnest Harris

This constant cry that Obama is presumptuous, arrogant, elitist -- they're all ways to say he's not acting the way well-behaved minorities are supposed to act. He is acting independently and that's unacceptable.

Friday Talking Points [39] -- Republican Elitism Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For only the fourth (or fifth, depending on how you count) time in his presidency, George W. Bush had a veto overridden by both houses of Congress thi...