David Gregory’s Bad Press Gets Worse

By |April 19th, 2010|

The Sunday talk shows long ago became a talking point oasis for both Democrats and Republicans. A place where big shots come in to spin. Jay Rosen is pushing them to do better by allowing St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact to fact check what guests say. Interim host of "This Week," Jake Tapper, has already met [...]

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Facing Reality on Iran Going Nuclear

By |April 18th, 2010|

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran's steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document. - Gates Says U.S. Lacks Policy to Curb Iran's Nuclear [...]

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Sarah Palin Talks to One Defense Expert

By |April 17th, 2010|

--cross-posted on Huffington Post-- Given the power Palin is wielding, at least on the crowd and media wow factor, the discussion of whether she'll run in 2012 hardly matters at this point. However, it's entries like her latest Facebook posting that tease that if the opening is there she'll take it. You just don't take [...]

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Bill Clinton on Right Wing Hate: ‘I Worry About It’

By |April 16th, 2010|

When the Big Dog barks, the right howls. Rush Limbaugh led with it today. Sean Hannity continued the theme. Attacking former Pres. William Jefferson Clinton for telling it like it was in the 1990s, while reminding everyone of the dangers that led to Timothy McVeigh's domestic terrorism. Talking about the racism and hate coming from [...]

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Sexuality and SCOTUS

By |April 16th, 2010|

... CBS initially refused to pull the posting, prompting Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director who is working with the administration on the high court vacancy, to say: "The fact that they've chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in [...]

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SEC Accuses Goldman Sachs of Fraud

By |April 16th, 2010|

The SEC has landed on Goldman Sachs, an event that makes this a great Friday. The heroine of this tale is Mary Shapiro, the 29th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, who received unanimous confirmation from the Senate. The SEC alleges that Goldman Sachs structured and marketed a synthetic collateralized debt obligation (CDO) [...]

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National Journal New Media Poll: Immigration, and VAT

By |April 16th, 2010|

Here are the results to this week's poll. The people picked to participate had two questions this week: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that "we're going to have comprehensive immigration reform now." How likely is Congress to enact it this year? Are you open to supporting some version of a value-added tax? The graphic [...]

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Romney – Palin 2012, or… How do Tea Partiers Ignore that Republicans Helped Get Us In This Mess?

By |April 15th, 2010|

The concept of communism is rightly reviled in this country for the simple reason that it is blind to human nature, allowing a small group of individuals near-total control, while sticking everyone else with the same crappy systems -- and the bill. America spent countless lives and half a century fighting against this system of [...]

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Israel v. Iran, and Squeezing Obama on Settlements

By |April 15th, 2010|

Delegitimization - it's the new buzzword in the world of pro-Israel activism. The term, used to describe a broad spectrum of anti-Israel protests, has become a major rallying point for the American Jewish community and is the up-and-coming cause for Jewish organizations. - Haaretz You'll have to excuse me if I demure from the avalanche [...]

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New York Times/CBS Poll: Tea Party Angry About Health Care, Spending, and Not Being Represented in Washington

By |April 15th, 2010|

The overwhelming majority of supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves. More than half say the policies of the administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites - compared with [...]

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