I genuinely like Conor Friedersdorf and a lot of what he writes. However, there is one thing he (and many others) does, which really gets on my nerves.
…if either liberals or conservatives disappeared entirely from the American scene, leaving the right or the left to pursue their best ideas and most flawed excesses alike, this country would be in far worse shape than it is today.I’m sorry, but thinking and giving credence to the rumor that these two species are that far removed from each other is laughable. Arlen Spector is a Democrat! And riddle me this: what is Joe Lieberman Independent of exactly?