Piers Morgan and Toure Interview Combat

By |March 31st, 2012|

After a Twitter smackdown, CNN's Morgan live tweets booking MSNBC contributor Touré, which leads to a serious discussion between the men. The Orlando-Sentinel reports other news that impacts the discussion, because it adds new facts to the case. As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was [...]

Mitt Romney Minute: On Leno Says Tough Luck if You Don’t Get Insurance When Healthy

By |March 31st, 2012|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. As this week's epic SCOTUS hearing unfolded with the 5 Republican justices hammering away at the Affordable Care Act and Democrats freaked out about the ACA getting axed, a funny thing happened. The GOP contenders are now being asked what would they do to provide healthcare [...]

PRIVACY WATCH: CultofMac Busts Notorious ‘Girls Around Me’ Ap, But Will Facebook Act?

By |March 31st, 2012|

Facebook has just released a statement to Cult of Mac, saying that they are currently investigating the app. We hope to have more details shortly. - CultofMac Aps are irresistible, but they are also insidious and if you're a woman, something to watch. Girls Around Me is a standard geolocation based maps app, similar to [...]

Queer Talk: Evolving, It Isn’t Just for Democrats

By |March 31st, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. "Evolving" isn't just for Mr. Obama, or looking further back, for the Democratic party in general. When pragmatic politics require an Elected to avoid taking an actual position, "evolving" sounds better than "straddling the fence." The GOP is far from solid in supporting LGBT equality. [...]

Keith Olbermann Out at CurrentTV, Eliot Spitzer In

By |March 31st, 2012|

Current said on Friday afternoon that it had fired Mr. Olbermann "“ one of the nation's most prominent progressive speakers "“ just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from the throes of [...]

Conservative ‘New Right’ Sees Method to Unscientific Madness

By |March 30th, 2012|

Attacking the messenger is nothing new in politics. Conservatives are applying this across the board, utilizing what William F. Buckley once told Charlie Rose was conservatism's main goal: attacking and fighting against issues. So, if scientific facts don't promote your political agenda, attack it. A study highlighted by Mother Jones is quite illuminating and proves [...]

Republicans Breitbart Supreme Court Audio, Tampering with Tape in ‘Mash-up’

By |March 30th, 2012|

Recordings of the court proceedings reviewed by Bloomberg News reveal that the audio has been edited. - Bloomberg In other words, it's been give the Breitbart treatment. This stunt won't make the walk into modernity for the Supreme Court any easier, but it is a case for televising important oral arguments, though Chief Justice Roberts [...]

Stupid Celebrities Targeting Zimmerman’s Parents

By |March 30th, 2012|

The comedian Roseanne Barr last night tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman's parents to her 110,000-plus Twitter followers, only to delete the posting after "not fully understanding that it was private not public." - The Smoking Gun Roseanne Barr thought it "was good to let ppl know that no one can hide [...]

FP Report: Israel Buys Airfield in Azerbaijan

By |March 30th, 2012|

From Foreign Policy, Mark Perry breaking the story: [...] In particular, four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers say that the United States has concluded that Israel has recently been granted access to airbases on Iran's northern border. To do what, exactly, is not clear. "The Israelis have bought an airfield," a senior [...]

Pop Goes the Obama Bubble

By |March 29th, 2012|

"Guys, NOW you're going to change the language of the mandate?" - Chuck Todd, "Daily Rundown" They're spiking the Kool-Aid in Obamaland tonight. Preemptive freak out over what the Supreme Court hasn't done yet is in full throttle. Todd was referring to the White House starting again to use "individual responsibility provision" when referring to [...]