Look, there's just no way to sugarcoat it: Everyone — and I mean everyone — in the political press and punditry expected Clinton to win. She did not win. That is a failure on our part to properly understand what the electorate was telling us. What it is not is evidence of some sort of inherent liberal bias.Not liberal bias? Well, he's right, though not in the way he thinks he's right. Liberal and conservative have always been slippery words, but before the 1989 Switchover there was some consistency. Before the Switchover, conservatives were military aggressors who favored financiers above all. That's Hillary. Before the Switchover, a moderate liberal was hesitant to use force and was ready to clamp down on the financial class. That's Trump. The media smoothly moved with the Clintons when Bill took office in 1992. Starting new pointless wars in Yugoslavia, deleting Glass-Steagall, helping big corporations to ruin American industry. Conservative. So Cilizza is right. It's not liberal bias, it's just Clinton Dynasty bias.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.