The Post 9/11 Industrial Security Complex

By |July 19th, 2010|

"I'm not aware of any agency with the authority, responsibility or a process in place to coordinate all these interagency and commercial activities," he said in an interview. "The complexity of this system defies description." The result, he added, is that it's impossible to tell whether the country is safer because of all this spending [...]

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Obama is Leading Our Politics to the Right

By |July 18th, 2010|

Pres. Obama continues leading our politics and the Democratic Party to the right. The right's absurd "Obama is a socialist" hysteria is helping him do it, as are obstructionist Republicans who give Obama and his loyalists an excuse for why he's tilting right, even if he's doing it during a moment when he has a [...]

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The Funk’s a Groove

By |July 17th, 2010|

--updated-- Recalling what might have been, while seeing what is now, Eugene Robinson is getting nervous. Give up the funk! he cries. The elections of 2008 were exhilarating. The current Democratic trajectory is not. But! Democrats need to get over themselves. And then they need to get busy, because, as Mr. Robinson proclaims, we already [...]

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Sen. David Vitter Apologizes to Rachel Maddow

By |July 16th, 2010|

This is a perfect example of right-wing radio in action. They dehumanize liberal women, especially, making it easier for people to take pot shots. Rachel Maddow's high school picture was circulating, which she and Olbermann even jokes about recently. It was the source of the... er... joke. But it obviously was about Maddow being gay. [...]

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Romney Barks, Palin Hisses, Mitt Tweets

By |July 16th, 2010|

--updated-- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the best known and most positively rated of five possible contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Her 76% favorable rating among Republicans is higher than those for Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Bobby Jindal. - Gallup Ugh, is it really starting now? Dog vs. cat, [...]

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Obama: Really Sick Women Shouldn’t Need an Abortion

By |July 16th, 2010|

First, Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic Party, led by Mr. Obama, as well as NARAL and Planned Parenthood, opened the door for this to occur. Democrats are moving right, folks, so wake up and smell your reality. Part of the uproar started in Pennsylvania. However, as Dana Goldstein wrote for Daily Beast, there is a [...]

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BP Cap in Place, So Far No Oil Flowing

By |July 15th, 2010|

This is the first sign we've had that BP is getting a real handle on the oil flow. What is called "shut in" tests are under way. Cautious optimism, emphasis on cautious. BP said Thursday that it has stopped oil from leaking out of its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The gusher has [...]

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Has Sarah Palin Learned from Hillary’s Fatal Mistake?

By |July 15th, 2010|

Sarah Palin won't make the mistake of running a general election campaign in the primaries. All Sarah has to do is win the nomination and she's made history. Her way to do this is by beating the boys on the ground through "mama grizzlies," other evangelicals, as well as Republican men. That's why she's "for [...]

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Who Cares if Speaker Pelosi was ‘Nuclear Mad’?

By |July 15th, 2010|

[...] And while they're upset on the political front, some House Democrats believe they haven't gotten enough credit on major policy accomplishments. Pelosi and her allies have long felt that the administration has given her too little credit for dragging the White House's legislative agenda across the finish line in her chamber. ... - At [...]

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Megyn Kelly: ‘Don’t Make Me Cut Your Mic!’

By |July 14th, 2010|

The people who grab these videos for the web use the same cliches to title them. "Megyn Kelly DESTROYS Kirsten Powers on New Black Panther Case" says one of them; "Megyn Kelly schools lib pundit over New Black Panthers Party." But why is she doing so many stories on the Panthers? It's because Fox News [...]

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