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29 August 2012 @ 12:21 pm
Self-reliance, the Republican platform, and Bain Capital  
* Matt Taibbi presents: "How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill
* Six items from the Republican party platform that, just, wow.
* Five takeaways from the Republican convention.
* Surprisingly good read on Paul Ryan and self-reliance in America.
* Now trending on YouTube: science and education!

PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on August 29th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
"That said... it really was an amazingly substance-free day. I know, I know; Republican policy planning shouldn't be expected to necessarily have the detail that liberals have. But there's just nothing there. It's Father Guido's five-minute university, GOP version. Foreign policy? Exceptionalism. Economic policy? Deficits are bad. Anything else? Energy? Drill. Anything else? Nope, that pretty much covers it. Again, for most voters, that's not going to matter. The problem is that it's all they have, as far as I can see."
-Jonathan Bernstein