“The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine”

By |February 27th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. The headline is the title of a recently released book by Media Matters, written by David Brock (also MM founder) and Ari Rabin-Havt. FOX is not amused. Their responses are a good indication of much of the news "analysis" they provide. It's important to understand [...]

TransCanada to Start Building Portion of Keystone XL

By |February 27th, 2012|

From The Hill: TransCanada Corp. said Monday it plans to begin building a major portion of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline despite the Obama administration's decision to reject a key permit for the project. The company told the State Department in a letter Monday that it will begin construction of a section of the [...]

Latest Romney Truism: ‘I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.’

By |February 27th, 2012|

Rick Santorum has a car with his name on it. Mitt Romney has great friends who are "team owners." Perhaps that's the tale of the GOP nomination at this point. But we do need to find a new term for gaffe, aka Michael Kinsleyism, when it comes to Mitt Romney. It's reaching critical mass. Democrats [...]

Newt Can’t Compete in Michigan or Arizona, Turns to Railing about ‘Secular Left’

By |February 27th, 2012|

There isn't much of a "left," let alone a "secular left." However, it does give you a idea of how irrelevant Rick Santorum has made Newt Gingrich. Gingrich's rallying cry is the last refuge of very desperate Republicans. To slither behind a pulpit, declare you've "fallen short of the glory of God," then ramble on [...]

The Radically Religious Politics of Rick Santorum

By |February 26th, 2012|

We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor [...]

Clinton Blasts Russia and China on Syria; NATO Pulls Advisers Out of Kabul After 2 U.S. Officers Killed

By |February 26th, 2012|

Secy. Clinton's statement on Syria from Friday is unequivocal. "The entire world, other than Russia and China, were willing to recognize we must take international action against the Syrian regime," Clinton said. She went further, calling the action of China and Russia "despicable." Then asked "Whose side are they on?" Clinton saying neither were on [...]

Mitt Romney Minute: Just a Couple of Cadillacs? And a Ford Field Fumble.

By |February 25th, 2012|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. I think we can use Britney Spear's anthem "Oops I did it again" as Mitt Romney's theme song. Mitt was declared the "winner" of the nasty Wednesday debate but as usual Mitt creates a self-inflicted firestorm. Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club event, in a stadium [...]

Queer Talk: Obama administration and “gay rights are human rights”

By |February 25th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Before getting to the Obama administration: Thursday, the Maryland Senate followed the House's earlier approval of a bill making marriage of same gender couples legal. From Keen News: The Maryland Senate ... gave final legislative approval to a marriage equality bill that the governor is [...]

Dash of Dan: Mini Chocolate Oreo Cheesecakes

By |February 25th, 2012|

Cheesecake. One of my favorite shows (ever) is the "Golden Girls." Whenever the girls reminisce or have a group pow-wow, cheesecake is the immediate vicinity. And just like that, problems were solved and good times ensued. But you don't always have the time to make a cheesecake, and these are so terribly easy and yummy, [...]

Political Junky Fun, with Amy and Seth

By |February 24th, 2012|

How was your week? Have some fun this weekend. Anyone planning to watch the Oscars? I fell in love with "Hugo." ...out of the love between a father and his daughter, quite lovely.