Top Story — The Incredible Shrinking Stature of John McCain

By |January 31st, 2013|

"One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed. .. Our mission has failed..." - William F. Buckley "You're on the wrong side of it, and your refusal to answer whether you were right or wrong on it is going to have an impact on my judgment on whether to vote for your [...]

HBO’s “GIRLS” has Conservatives Tied in Knots, But That’s Not All [Video]

By |January 31st, 2013|

Ep. 14: Preview THIS IS too precious for words. I just couldn't stop smiling. And rolling my eyes. Then just gave up and started laughing. When Brietbart.com has a blaring headline like... IGNORE LENA DUNHAM'S 'GIRLS' AT YOUR OWN PERIL, CONSERVATIVES You know something big, fat an hilariously overwrought is going to follow.  Because when [...]

One in Three Women Will Be Beaten or Raped: One Billion Rising Works to “Break the Chain”â„¢ (VIDEO)

By |January 31st, 2013|

You might want to wait to watch the video, and read the background first, and so better understand what's going on in "Break the Chain." Or maybe, do it the other way around, and let the singing and dancing, and the words, give you some energy and motivation to consider ways to respond. Whatever, consider [...]

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Chuck Hagel Confirmation

By |January 31st, 2013|

STARTING OFF today listening to Senator Jim Inhoffe, all I could wonder is how anyone could trust someone like him with our foreign policy. His insulting diatribe against Hagel was a very low point for Senate speak. Buzzfeed has an incredible article about Chuck Hagel and the course he taught at Georgetown. It says more [...]

Israel Warplanes Strike Inside Syria [Video]

By |January 31st, 2013|

Watch Israeli Warplanes Strike Weapons Convoy in Syria on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. THE PBS News Hour report with Margaret Warner above will give you the best idea of what happened. There has been analysis, including some quoted at the Council of Foreign Relations, that Assad falling would make things more difficult for [...]

Without Weapons, Wayne LaPierre Shoots Blanks

By |January 31st, 2013|

THE PRIZE in the current gun safety and control debate has always been universal background checks. It is the mother of all wins that nothing else matches, because absolutely nothing hits the target of gun violence more directly. Senator Dick Durbin took it to the N.R.A.'s LaPierre, who couldn't figure out how to regroup. Mark [...]

Andrea Mitchell and the Clinton Interview [Video]

By |January 31st, 2013|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy IT'S THE last time I'll get to use the Paul Szep graphic of former Secretary Clinton holding up the world, because it's now Secretary John Kerry. NBC's grand dame of foreign policy taped her interview with the outgoing secretary as the incoming was [...]

Kerry’s Farewell, Cites Money in Politics, and a Word About Gov. Patrick [Full Remarks – Video]

By |January 30th, 2013|

SENATOR KERRY said so long to the Senate today. What he said about money won't make it through the cacophony, but nothing is changing our democratic republic more. I also want to say that Gov. Deval Patrick is a schmuck. I've never cared much for Patrick and I care even less now. No offense to [...]

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Starts a New Conversation, But It’s Not the One ABC or CNBC Thinks It Is

By |January 30th, 2013|

WOMEN DON'T like gonzo erotica. Alert the media. I'm serious, because when it comes to women and sexuality the American media is C.L.U.E.L.E.S.S. Thank the gods for E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey, because now at least erotica that turns women on is being talked about in a way that is relatable by a larger [...]

Gabby Giffords Speaks, NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Forced to Listen

By |January 30th, 2013|

"Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard but the [...]