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Roy Moore as an Illustration of the Proposition That Evil Tends...

That evil destroys itself is an old motif in literature and in the religious traditions of the West. We can see that being demonstrated...

Friday News: Roy Moore “Another GOP Calamity”; “The Mary-Joseph Defense”; “Trump...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, November 10. Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter...

I’d Run Against Roy Moore as “an Enemy of the Constitution”

As everyone presumably now knows, Judge Roy Moore will be the Republican nominee for Senator from the very red state of Alabama. The general...

Wednesday News: Extremist Bigot Roy Moore’s Win Is Bad News for...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, September 27. Firebrand Moore wins Ala. Senate primary, dealing...

Next Thing You Know, EVERYONE’S Gonna Want Clean Air

From the Associated Press:
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, on Monday reversed a ruling requiring the Tennessee Valley Authority to upgrade emission controls at three coal-fired power plants in Tennessee and one in Alabama. The ruling reverses a decision by Judge Lacy H. Thornburg of Federal District Court, who said emissions affecting air quality in North Carolina's western mountains were a "public nuisance." Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the appeals court wrote that allowing the ruling to stand would undermine the nation's regulatory scheme.
Come on, you can't give Tennessee, Alabama & North Carolina cleaner air while letting coal pollution cause respiratory problems, foul our air & water and kill our forests in the rest of the country! Give our lungs an inch, they'll take a mile!

Cross-posted from The Green Miles; photo via Flickr's Roger Smith

Unhinged by the right

originally written for Daily Kos.  Crossposted at Lowell's request

The video you have just seen, at least the first minute thereof, is a campaign ad for Rick Barber for the Republican runoff for the opportunity to oppose 1st term Democrat Bobby Bright in AL-02 (Bright won in '08 by 1,766 votes).

Ruth Marcus has this op ed in today's Washington Post, which has the same title as this diary, and which caused me to go find the video of the ad to be sure people saw it.  

Let me offer a few excerpts from her column, and a few words of my own.