Monthly Archives: September 2010

Climate ambush arrives

The Prime Minister’s announce­ment today that, con­trary to the posi­tion she adopt­ed before the elec­tion, she has decid­ed to com­mis­sion a rec­om­men­da­tion on a car­bon price as an “eco­nom­ic reform” (sic) intend­ed to address “car­bon pol­lu­tion” is ade­vice to allow her Green allies to pur­sue their cli­mate change agen­da in dis­guise. She is break­ing the […]

Twitterton (on the Potomac)

Or “Fuck­nutsville” accord­ing to the President’s Chief of Staff. An intrigu­ing sto­ry of dys­func­tion­al, triv­i­al­is­ing, momen­tary, par­ti­san­ship in Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment. Bro­ken gov­ern­ment? Maybe… The point of this long Van­i­ty Fair essay seems to be that “no-dra­­ma” Oba­ma is the man for his times; angling to res­ur­rect endur­ing vic­to­ries for good gov­ern­ment from beneath the treach­er­ous […]