Pamela Constable on her parents’ WASP values

Great piece in the Washington Post by one of their correspondents whose Republican parents would have hated what the party has become: it occurred to me that our cerebral and courtly African American president, struggling against the tide of an angry, visceral age, had more in common with this elderly WASP gentleman than did many…

“Republicans: good at theatre, dreadful at governing”

I've often [said](http://devilgate.org/blog/2010/05/05/disappointment/) that you can't trust right-wingers with the economy. But now Michael Tomasky, in The Guardian, gives more evidence for my assertion, regarding the US Republicans. My favourite quote: > But running the country? They've shown almost no aptitude for it for many years. The reason is simple and was imperishably expressed by…