“Mad Men” Finale and Who Bought the World a Coke (Spoilers) *Updated*

By |May 18th, 2015|

In the finale of "Mad Men," Don Draper doesn't go home. "...But that's such a famous campaign written by such a distinctive person that I would never do that." - Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men ANYONE WHO writes about culture and some who don't are chiming in on the finale of Mad [...]

ISIS Abu Sayyaf Killed in U.S. Helicopter Raid Deep Inside Syria

By |May 16th, 2015|

Abu Sayyaf, ISIS leader, killed in U.S. raid in Syria. ISIS COMMANDER Abu Sayyaf was killed, his wife Umm Sayyaf who is suspected in ISIL involvement, was captured and is currently being held in Iraq. Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Counter-ISIL Operation in Syria Last night, at the President’s direction, U.S. [...]

B.B. King, The Bluesman Legend, Walks On

By |May 15th, 2015|

Legendary B.B. King walks on, leaving behind a legacy of blues that will never be forgotten. Mr. King went out on the road and never came back after one of his first recordings reached the top of the rhythm-and-blues charts in 1951. He began in juke joints, country dance halls and ghetto nightclubs, [...]

PODCAST: Hillary, Feminism and Abortion Rights (and other stories)

By |May 14th, 2015|

2016 The Stiletto Edition Podcast: Hillary, Feminism and Abortion Rights TwitPic from Hillary Clinton, who posted it this afternoon. WE BEGIN today with remainders, starting with Senator Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, and a Clinton Cash clean up at the Kindle aisle, due to Peter Schweizer's fact-challenged book. Then there's the 20-week abortion [...]

Rubio Plays Commander in Chief, Jeb Disgraces Himself on Iraq

By |May 14th, 2015|

Marco Rubio plays commander in chief for a day, while Jeb Bush still hasn't figured out what he means on Iraq. Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that questioning about how he would have handled Iraq War authorization “does a disservice” to military service members killed in action. [Bloomberg Politics] AND [...]

Mitch McConnell: Remember, Republicans, Fast Track is a “6 Year Bill”

By |May 13th, 2015|

Mitch McConnell steps in it on Fast Track.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) IN AN interview with John Harwood, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opened his mouth on Trade Promotion Authority and handed progressives a bombshell. Washington Post's Greg Sargent caught it right away. "This is a six-year bill," he added. "So [...]

White House Tries to Corner Sherrod Brown: Apology Expected for Sexist Charge

By |May 13th, 2015|

White House fights back, corners Senator Brown on sexist charge, trying to flip the narrative. “I think the president was disrespectful to her by the way he did that. I think that the president has made this more personal than he needed to," [Senator Sherrod] Brown told Capitol Hill reporters. "I think by [...]

Obama TPP Defeat, Dismiss Warren, Brown and Progressives at Your Peril *Updated*

By |May 12th, 2015|

Obama TPP defeat comes at the hands of his own party, with a slight towards Senator Warren seen as a sexist tactic by many, which came back to haunt the President when his trade deal went down. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been the public face of the Democratic Party's feud with President [...]

Humbling of Religious Institutions: Christians “Sharply” Decline, Unaffiliated Rises

By |May 12th, 2015|

Religious grasp: Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow THERE IS very bad news for the hot bed of right-wingnuttery represented in the Republican base, as well as Democrats who think wearing religion on your sleeve as a badge will help win a wider majority. Religious [...]

Seymour Hersh Weaves Wild Tale on bin Laden *Updated*

By |May 11th, 2015|

Seymour Hersh alleges President Obama lied about the Killing of Osama bin Laden. Photo: Marjorie Lipan on Flickr (Creative Commons License) Two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a "walk in" asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted [...]