Rationalizing Libya

By |March 27th, 2011|

"It was not -- it was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest and it was an interest for all of the reasons Secretary Clinton talked about. The engagement of the Arabs, the engagement of the Europeans, the general humanitarian question that was at stake"... Defense Secretary: Libya [...]

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Lewis Black Endorses Donald Trump

By |March 26th, 2011|

**UPDATED** The Daily Show - Back in Black - Trump 2012Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Lewis Black outdid himself this week. Talk about getting roasted. As for Donald Trump running for president in 2012, maybe. But he's already staked out one role for himself and that's front [...]

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Geraldine Ferraro, First Woman on Major Ticket Passes

By |March 26th, 2011|

Geraldine Ferraro was a first for the United States. First woman to break the presidential ticket glass ceiling; first Italian-American to do so as well. The next time a woman would grace a national ticket would be in 2008, when John McCain chose Sarah Palin. In the late '90s Ms. Ferraro was given 3 years [...]

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Progressive Notes: Ferraro, VT House Passes Single Payer, G.O.P. Overreach Galore

By |March 26th, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. With the news of the death of trailblazer Gerladine Ferraro we remember one of her most famous moments in the 1984 campaign. It was during the debate between her and Vice President Bush when this famous flashpoint broke out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw4-1E4ooX0&feature=player_embedded Here is what 3 months of [...]

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Queer Talk: Crumbs or Appetizers?

By |March 26th, 2011|

So what do you do? Take the crumbs, or hold out for the full loaf? Or what if you're offered a slice or two, rather than a crumb or two? Are crumbs and slices a way "” a painfully slow and frequently exasperating way -- of getting to the full loaf? Queerdom is definitely not [...]

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Republican Plan for 2012: Birtherism

By |March 25th, 2011|

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has previously said that if she ran for president, the "first thing" she'd do at the first debate would be to present her birth certificate. Not that she would have much of a choice, if the state lawmaker she's expected to hire to manage her operations in Iowa has his way. [...]

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Peter Beinert’s Right, It’s The End Of An Empire

By |March 25th, 2011|

Some commentators love the Libya war; others hate it. But most agree that it's profoundly unnatural that we were pushed into it by"¦ France. Welcome to the post-American world. In the age we're entering, most of the time, the choice will no longer be between humanitarian interventions controlled by the United States and humanitarian interventions [...]

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Israeli – Palestinian Tensions Rise, as Film Tries to Personalize Conflict

By |March 25th, 2011|

"Is this the face of a terrorist?" asks the American poster for Julian Schnabel's new film, Miral, about a young Palestinian woman of the same name. Dressed as a schoolgirl, looking ten years younger than her actual age of 26, Freida Pinto stares back, the sullenness in her eyes a residue of shouldering the twin [...]

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2nd Indiana Official Suggests Violence to Help Walker

By |March 25th, 2011|

This story is incredible and shows who is actually the thug in Wisconsin's union battle: Republicans. An Indiana deputy prosecutor and Republican activist resigned Thursday after the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism uncovered an email to Gov. Scott Walker in which he suggested a fake attack on the governor to discredit union protesters. Carlos F. [...]

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Michele Bachmann, Come on Down

By |March 24th, 2011|

After Hillary's stellar run for the presidency, I have to admit I want a Republican female to get into the race for 2012. It's just I sure didn't have Michele Bachmann in mind. But the Tea Party favorite has figured out that in a year of horrific Republican hopefuls, what the hell. As per a [...]

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