The Plum Line: Miscellaneous


Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Predictably, conservatives distort Holder's testimony on New Black Panthers Case

Testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee two days ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson he was offended by Culberson's suggestion that the New Black Panther voter intimidation case was comparable to the discrimination faced by...

By Adam Serwer  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/02/2011

No, it's not okay to traffic in pure fiction about Obama's heritage

Ben Smith writes that my criticism of Mike Huckabee is unfair: Is the idea that Obama's intellectual history should be tied to his personal narrative and to a father whom he barely knew really all that crazy or racist? I...

By Adam Serwer  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 02/27/2011

Sunday Open Thread

All yours....

By Greg Sargent  |  08:05 AM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/30/2011

Sunday Open Thread

That was quite a dust-up you guys had yesterday! Got any more?...

By Greg Sargent  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/28/2011

What the right won't tell you about the Black Panther case

Yesterday the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the final version of its interim report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, complete with the dissents from the Democratic commissioners. Some on the right, such as Post blogger Jennifer...

By Adam Serwer  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 01/23/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Apparently it's now "centrist" to call for job creation and national renewal, as if these are things independents and middle-of-the-road voters want more than everyone else does....

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 01/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 01/22/2011

Open Thread

Eliminationist rhetoric will get you eliminated from the comments section by any means necessary....

By Greg Sargent  |  11:06 AM ET, 01/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 01/15/2011

Open Thread

How much longer will the rest of the world callously turn a blind eye to the epic suffering being endured by America's persecuted minority of conservative personalities with millions of dollars and worshipful national followings?...

By Greg Sargent  |  09:14 AM ET, 01/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/09/2011

Sunday Open Thread

The argument will never end, and it will never have a clear winner....

By Greg Sargent  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 01/08/2011

Open Thread

I have to get a tooth pulled today. Should be a nice break from following politics....

By Greg Sargent  |  09:13 AM ET, 01/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 01/02/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Many, many thanks to Jonathan Bernstein for his excellent and insightful work in this space last week. I hope you all had a great holiday, and I'll be back with the usual full-time blogging first thing tomorrow morning. What should...

By Greg Sargent  |  09:22 AM ET, 01/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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