Monday night links and open thread

I will be retiring to Snoozeville shortly to get some much-needed rest, but didn’t want to until I posted some links to a few stories I haven’t had the chance to blog about today:

—– Identity Politics Disease strikes again: I read at the LA Times Top of the Ticket blog earlier this evening about a piece uber-feminista Nora Ephron scribbled at the HuffPo today, which started out a little something like this in the opening two paragraphs: “But now there are two and we’re facing Pennsylvania and whom are we kidding? This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women.” It doesn’t get any better. Make sure to read the whole thing as it is a case study on just about everything that is wrong with identity politics.

—– Britain a “Why Bother?” country? The UK Telegraph wrote today (h/t: BCB) about an independent think tank’s report which reportedly shows that Britain’s “benefits culture, high taxes and poor education system leave many people lacking the motivation or capability to succeed.” Hey, I believe it, and frankly I’m not so sure the US isn’t already there.

—– Bill Clinton: I wish we had the GOP system on awarding delegates. Ok, that’s not exactly what he said in front of a group of reporters today, but how much you wanna bet he’s dreamed about it more than once?

—– IBD: “McCain is right to question Obama’s ties to a ’60s radical with a fondness for explosives.”

—– Tony Snow to be a political contributor for CNN: Our beloved former press secretary will now be appearing regularly on CNN to comment on all things politics. I must confess I’ve been impressed overall with CNN’s coverage of the election to date (give or take a few stories) and I think Tony Snow will be a good fit there, and he will, as always truly shine. Cancer update: He has admitted on two different occasions in the last six months that his cancer is in remission.


Catch ya’ll tomorrow. Oh, and happy PA primary eve ;)

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