Diary of a Republican Hater – a blog with incisive commentaries finding keen readership.
Diary of a Republican Hater, a political blog by evilsax is robustly keeping up with the news of the day in politics, economics, and popular culture.
The blogger debates hotly on the economics impact analysis of various political and other decisions – and drives traffic to his website too.
Political bloggers emerged as a force to reckon with during the last 10 years.
Bloggers showed their clout by how in a political campaign they can communicate, organize, mobilize, and fundraise in a transformative manner.
Although at this stage it is difficult to evaluate how the blog Diary of a Republican Hater will pan out in future, one thing is clear. The blog is overtly ideological because it links to blogs or news sharing its own political views.
Diary of a Republican Hater, penned by evilsax, with more than 10 million page views so far seems to be drawing a lot of attention.
The blog supports Obama and Democrats, which should not be surprising since most people do the same. After all, a lot of people think Obama has done a phenomenal job considering the huge mess he inherited.
A Republic Party boss way back in 1896 had famously declared, “There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can’t remember the second”.
Sadly, he did not live in a digital era. If he were to be alive today, he surely would have figured out the worth of political news websites when it comes to shaping political campaign strategies.
Today political blogging is huge. In fact, opinionated political blogs are probably the largest genre of blogs currently on the net.
by Cora Currier ProPublica, Jan. 11, 2013, 1:14 p.m.
You might have heard about the “kill list.” You’ve certainly heard about drones. But the details of the U.S. campaign against militants in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia — a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s national security approach – remain shrouded in secrecy. Here’s our guide to what we know—and what we don’t know.
Where is the drone war? Who carries it out?
Drones have been the Obama administration’s tool of choice for taking out militants outside of Iraq and Afghanistan. Drones aren’t the exclusive weapon – traditional airstrikes and other attacks have also been reported. But by one estimate, 95 percent of targeted killings since 9/11 have been conducted by drones. Among the benefits of drones: they don’t put American troops in harm’s way.
by Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Dec. 28, 2012, 12:34 p.m.
President Obama will meet with congressional leaders today in another attempt to avert the fiscal cliff — the automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress can strike a deal. The cuts and tax hikes, which total more than $500 billion, are so large and so sudden that many economists fear they would plunge the country back into recession.
As Washington tries to hash out a deal, we’ve taken a step back to break down the numbers behind our deficit — how it grew so big, why it is actually shrinking and whether a deal can bring it under control.
How much are we in debt?
by Olga Pierce, Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Dec. 21, 2012, 2:36 p.m.
In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives than Republicans. But that popular vote advantage did not result in control of the chamber. Instead, despite getting fewer votes, Republicans have maintained a commanding control of the House. Such a disparity has happened only three times in the last century.
(Here’s a chart comparing 2010 and 2012.)
Analysts and others have identified redistricting as a key to the disparity. Republicans had a years-long strategy of winning state houses in order to control each state’s once-a-decade redistricting process. (Confused about redistricting? Check out our song.)
Republican strategist Karl Rove laid out the approach in a Wall Street Journal column in early 2010 headlined “He who controls redistricting can control Congress.”