Ed Kilgore


1968 Versus 2016

Despite the many similarities, this year isn’t 1968. Because Hillary understands what Johnson never did: that he had to be (mostly) at one with his party’s base.

Day’s End and Weekend Watch

In all today’s acknowledgements, I should include my dear sweet wife, Dawn, who has put up with all manner of madness attributable to the Animal, kept me from succumbing to Blogger Rage, and most of all, made the worst of days better than any I spent before lucking into her company. Here some final remains… Read more »

Gratitude

So Paul Glastris didn’t need to do this, but he did another farewell tribute to ye olde blogger today, and I just want to reciprocate. Nobody’s who not pretty intimately connected with WaMo or at least very familiar with the magazine biz knows how many times Paul has kept this enterprise going via a combination… Read more »

Thought Those Private Property Rights Were Sorta Divine

Color me a bit less than sympathetic to ole Huck here (per ABC’s Josh Haskell): Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is being sued by the co-writer of the song “Eye of the Tiger” after the song was used at a rally that the former governor spoke at when Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis was released… Read more »

The Gubernatorial Class of 2016

Tomorrow’s election in Louisiana provides an excuse to mention something that is rarely discussed at the national level during a presidential cycle: gubernatorial races. There are in fact twelve governorships–8 held by Democrats, 4 by Republicans–up next year. Half of them involve open seats due to term limits or retirements. The good news for Democrats… Read more »