Scott Lemieux

Scott Lemieux is an assistant professor of political science at the College of Saint Rose. He contributes to the blogs Lawyers, Guns, and Money and Vox Pop.

Recent Articles

MCCAIN AND ABORTION: THE DANCE OF DISINGENUOUSNESS.

MCCAIN AND ABORTION: THE DANCE OF DISINGENUOUSNESS. John McCain has come out for overturning Roe. Frankly, I'm not sure what this tells us that we didn't already know. McCain has already expressed support for the draconian ban in South Dakota, and voted to confirm Robert Bork and Samuel Alito.

FOCUS ON THE GOVERNORS

FOCUS ON THE GOVERNORS: As the unofficial vice-president of Ezra's Gore/Sebelius '08! fan club, I would be remiss not to link to Matt's argument here. The Washington press corps' bias towards politicians already in the Beltway does seem to be the most convincing explanation for the gross overrepresentation of senators, beltway politicians, and scions of political families when discussing presidential candidates.

REDUCING UNWANTED PREGNANCIES AND THE INTERESTS OF WOMEN.

REDUCING UNWANTED PREGNANCIES AND THE INTERESTS OF WOMEN. Brother Ezra links to a good article by Reason's Julian Sanchez about demands for compromise in the abortion debate.

MORE OF THESE PROBLEMS

MORE OF THESE PROBLEMS: Trent Lott--your new Republican (in a word I hesitate to use in this context) whip. Red State has to be happy about Jeff Sessions's chances now!

--Scott Lemieux

IF YOU LIKED TRENT LOTT...

IF YOU LIKED TRENT LOTT... I see that right-wing Kos-wannabe site RedState is prominently displaying a "Jeff Sessions for RPC Chair" banner. This is...highly instructive. First of all (as anyone who watched the Roberts hearings knows) there's the fact that in terms of sheer intellectual firepower Sessions makes George W.

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