For Melissa Harris-Perry, No Apology Necessary

By |December 31st, 2013|

For Melissa Harris-Perry, no apology was required, but she offered one anyone, validating the Republican circus. THE LATEST cable kerfuffle is completely and totally concocted by Republicans, because there was absolutely no reason for Melissa Harris-Perry to apologize for one of her guests, a comedian, saying something that offended the chattering political class. [...]

Carryover Story for 2014: Duck Dynasty Patriarch, A Man Promoting Marriage to 15-Year-Old Girls

By |December 31st, 2013|

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and his fundamentalist view of male supremacy will be a story well into 2014.[Photo by Art Streiber for A&E] "They got to where they're getting hard to find, mainly because these boys are waiting "˜til they get to be about 20 years old before they marry 'em," Robertson [...]

2013 Sunday Political Shows: Mostly Republican, Almost All Male

By |December 31st, 2013|

Republicans rule, so do men on the Sunday political shows. THE SUNDAY political show boys' club continues. I started writing about it before 2006, with "Meet the Press" always a culprit, back in the Tim Russert era. It should also be noted that in a country where independents now outnumber Democrats and Republicans, [...]

Israel Moves to Make Abortion Free for All Women 20-33

By |December 31st, 2013|

Israel moves to make abortion free for women 20-33, shaming American politicians who continue to encroach on our civil rights.President Barack Obama talks privately with Israeli Prime [Photo: Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, March 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza] Israeli [...]

Republicans Belief in Evolution Falling as Tea Party Rises

By |December 30th, 2013|

The trouble for Republicans with voters define through one simple chart on evolution.   THERE ARE many challenges for Republicans, which go well beyond Democratic problems with Obamacare. At the start of the 21st century, the biggest obstacle for Republicans in a national election begins with their views on evolution and what it [...]

A Brit’s View: Scotland’s Year of Destiny

By |December 30th, 2013|

The starting pistol has been fired and the fight for Scotland is on. Both the not-so-imaginatively named 'Yes Scotland' and oh-so-soppy 'Better Together' campaigns launched their New Year's messages a couple of days ahead of time this morning. Predictably the 'Yes Scotland' movement calls for independence and the 'Better Together' group suggests remaining as part [...]

Camille Paglia Sounds Like Sarah Palin, Touts “War Against Boys”

By |December 30th, 2013|

Camille Paglia is scared, channeling Rush and Patrick Buchanan, and very, very wrong. When she has made this point in the past, Ms. Paglia"”who dresses in androgynous jackets and slacks"”has been told that she believes "women are at fault for their own victimization." Nonsense, she says. "I believe that every person, male and [...]

Delivering News Isn’t Easy: 2013 News Bloopers [Video]

By |December 30th, 2013|

Most memorable of the 2013 news bloopers was A.J. "fuckin' shit" Clemente, who was fired during his debut. TO THE unsung heroines and heroes of news, those intrepid performers who get caught on tape saying, doing, experiencing the most embarrassing things while trying to be serious. A.J. "fuckin' shit" Clemente will start 2014 [...]

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Terrorism Hits Russia, Will Sochi Olympics be a Casualty?

By |December 30th, 2013|

Russian terrorism threatens Sochi Olympics, the latest bad news for the games. Another suspected suicide bombing struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd on Monday, killing at least 14 people and further highlighting Russia's security challenges as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks. The explosion hit a [...]

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New York Times: Benghazi Wasn’t Al Qaeda, Video Central to Anger

By |December 29th, 2013|

New York Times investigation reveals the Benghazi, Libya attack was a complex happening. A VERY good piece in the New York Times won't squelch Republican and Fox News screeching, but it does finally broaden the view on what happened in Benghazi, Libya, which includes that part of the problem is our own foreign [...]