Pres. Obama and Chris Christie in Fiscal Fantasyland

By |February 17th, 2011|

Predictably, Dana Milbank falls for the conservative crooner from New Jersey. Milbank has joined the "Morning Joe" crowd who actually believe Social Security is not only part of the deficit issue, but also believe it needs to be tinkered with to get us out of our budget problem. It's ideologically based in financial fantasyland. As [...]

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OfA Fighting Anti-Union Republican Plan in Wisconsin

By |February 17th, 2011|

Call it a test plan. That's why the DNC is involved. Via Ben Smith: The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America arm -- the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign -- is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights. OfA, [...]

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It’s Easy, Raise Taxes on Millionaires & Billionaires

By |February 17th, 2011|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy To start off topic from the top, I'm a little sick of Gov. Chris Christie's trial presidential pre-decision non-denial denial parade. Coy is a bad card for Mr. Christie. As for his union busting bravado and deep cut mantra, most of it is [...]

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Arafat’s Ghost

By |February 17th, 2011|

From Foreign Policy's Colum Lynch on "Turtle Bay": The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the [...]

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Debbie Schlussel, and the American Right’s War Against Women

By |February 16th, 2011|

I did say that it warms my heart when reporters who openly deny that Islam is violent and constantly promote it get the same kinds of threats of violence I get every day from Muslims. Because now they know how it feels. They aren't so dismissive of the threats when those threats are directed at [...]

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Nir Rosen No Longer Deserves his NYU Fellowship

By |February 16th, 2011|

UPDATE: Nir Rosen has submitted his resignation and the NYU Center of Law & Security has accepted it. Emphasis original. From Karen J. Greenberg, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line yesterday with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he [...]

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The Egyptian Dawning

By |February 15th, 2011|

... In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. ... - CBS News News that Lara Logan experienced a "sustained sexual assault and beating" [...]

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Panel of Three Women to Judge Berlusconi in Under-Age Prostitution Trial

By |February 15th, 2011|

Enough with the "bunga bunga!" You're indicted. This is just to deliciously karmic. From Bloomberg: Giulia Turri, Orsola De Cristoforo and Carmen D'Elia were named today as the judges who will preside over the April 6 trial in Milan. Turri, for one, is no stranger to tough cases. In 2009, she presided over a trial [...]

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Sect. Clinton’s Speech on Internet Freedom

By |February 15th, 2011|

**UPDATED** ... In an awkward bit of timing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to deliver a major speech on Internet freedom in Washington on Tuesday just hours after Justice Department lawyers are scheduled to be in federal court a few miles away in the first public courtroom showdown over the probe into WikiLeaks and [...]

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Progressive Notes: I Have Crohn’s. Help Stop the GOP from Killing the Cure.

By |February 15th, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The Right wing is as stone cold as you can get. No more hiding behind compassionate conservatism. These people are cruel. The budget cuts they are pushing would cripple key agencies and ruin millions of lives. Case in point: I suffer from Crohn's disease, a condition [...]

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