Progressive Notes: I Was Elected President of Important Dem Club in Texas!

By |April 30th, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. I have very exciting news: I was elected president of one of the most active and important Democratic clubs in Texas. I intend to push for holding our politicians accountable when they betray the party principles of F.D.R. and Truman. Governor Snyder of Michigan is a [...]

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Queer Talk: Homo-Genius

By |April 30th, 2011|

When the smaller government you support doesn't do what you want, what to do? Earlier this week in Tennessee, the Republicans in the state House provided an answer: you pass a state law nullifying the city law you don't like. Nashville Metro Council recently passed an anti-LGBT bias ordinance, requiring any business contracting with the [...]

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Activist Sues Sarah Palin for $100,000

By |April 29th, 2011|

... back when Sarah was the Gov. In fact, Thoma claims he proposed state action to solve the problem and even made up signs and fliers to push the issue. But Palin didn't take kindly to the criticism, says Thoma, and she "undertook a campaign against [Theodore] ... to punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him. [...]

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Trump to China: ‘Listen you mother—Ã¢â‚¬”ers we’re going to tax you 25 percent!’

By |April 29th, 2011|

... [Donald Trump] assured a woman in the crowd who urged him to run that he expected to make her "very happy," but added later, "there is a really good chance that I won't win because of one of these blood-sucking politicians. - Donald Trump drops F-bombs on Las Vegas crowd Did Donald Trump just [...]

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Obama White House Punishes Reporter in ‘Carla Fatwa’

By |April 29th, 2011|

The White House Press Correspondents' Association pool reporting guidelines warn about "no hoarding" of information and also say, "pool reports must be filed before any online story or blog." While uploading her video probably was the best way to file her report, Carla may have technically busted the letter of that law. But the guidelines [...]

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Kate and Prince William’s Fairytale Day

By |April 29th, 2011|

**UPDATED** THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN – The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. Prince William thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. – Titles announced for Prince William and Catherine Middleton Marriages can signify a moment, a real chance for renewal. If ever there was that opportunity for the British monarchy, today was it. How stunningly spectacular she looked, now her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, after the Queen bestowed titles on HRH the Duke of Cambridge, aka Prince William, and his duchess, today. This is not the story of Diana. There’s no resemblance to it at all, thank the gods. When Catherine Elizabeth Middleton marries William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor, a prince of the royal blood, in Westminster Abbey on April 29, she will be scoring a number of firsts. Kate will be the first royal bride to have a university education, the first to live with her husband before marriage, the first to have a mother who used to be a flight attendant. Most impressively of all, Catherine will one day be the first queen of the realm to have fallen over at a roller disco in a pair of yellow hot pants. NEWSWEEK: Citizen Kate – Here comes the smart, sexy, grocery-buying, blessedly normal commoner who could save William”“and the royal family. Seasoned partners, Kate and William have the best chance possible at making it. For England, it is seen as important that they do. After divorce, after scandal, after tragedy, and embarrassment, the Royals need a win. Few in America care or can relate to the pomp and expense of today, even if the Royals are actually paying for the wedding ceremony, something once unheard of, though the taxpayers will foot the bill for the security, the Middletons chipping in, too. But surely the celebrity is something Americans can relate to, after all, our own equivalent, The American Presidency, has become the same thing. All pomp and pageant and political pandering, little substance for the people in the end. It’s a Disney fantasyland day for anyone who believes in love and relationships, in ceremony and celebrations. As I always say, it’s not the wedding that’s hard it’s the days after. But at least this time Kate and Prince William already know what that’s about, because they have tried it out. Breaking with Royal tradition may actually save the monarchy, which still seems to be important for British identity, history and country. […]

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Lara Logan Breaks ‘Code of Silence’

By |April 29th, 2011|

From Brian Stelter: Her experience in Cairo underscored the fact that female journalists often face a different kind of violence. While other forms of physical violence affecting journalists are widely covered "“ the traumatic brain injury 'suffered by the ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff in Iraq in 2006 was a front-page story at that time [...]

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Down the Memory Hole with the New York Times

By |April 28th, 2011|

It is inconceivable that this campaign to portray Mr. Obama as the insidious "other" would have been conducted against a white president. - A Certificate of Embarrassment, The New York Times Are you kidding me? It's a "certificate of embarrassment" all right, for the New York Times. It was none other than the Times who [...]

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Obama’s Economic Message Malpractice

By |April 28th, 2011|

Republican primary voters at this early stage of the game now give billionaire developer Donald Trump the edge over presumptive favorites Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee in the race to be the GOP's presidential nominee in 2012. - Another Meaningless Poll That Sends a Message to Democrats From Superman Reannounces US Citizenship - Action Comics [...]

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The Event that Binds Democrats Closer to Obama

By |April 28th, 2011|

"Trump and the rest have played a very divisive card from the fact of his birth to now implying that he got into two Ivy League schools ... by affirmative action, which clearly brings race into the matter," said the Rev. Al Sharpton. "It certainly enrages a lot of African-American voters, Latino voters and progressive [...]

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