We need change! Insert male candidate photo here. But Frank Rich sees Hillary Rodham Clinton running for president, and pronounces biz as usual. Only if you have a pale white pe—, well, you know. Irony alert. The Republican field of aging white guys, meanwhile, gets flakier by the day. Is Hillary Clinton the New Old [...]
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I don’t call him Slick Mitt for nothin’. The man has earned the title. Thanks to my good friend Cliff Schecter over at Brave New Films for this one. And speaking of Iran, Seymour Hersh strikes again. During a secure videoconference that took place early this summer, the President told Ryan Crocker, the U.S. Ambassador [...]
The Forgotten People of Burma guest post by Mash Bangladesh has its own illegal immigration problem. The country plays host to approximately 200,000 refugees from the bordering country of Burma. The refugees belong to the Rohingya minority, a persecuted Muslim population who are being methodically ethnically cleansed by Burma’s ruling military junta. They live in [...]
What’s Happening in Iowa? guest post by Chase Martyn Managing editor of the Iowa Independent Greetings! My name is Chase Martyn, and if you listened to Taylor’s show on Wednesday, you already know that I’ve been asked to blog a weekly roundup of presidential campaign news from the ground in Iowa. I’ll be on Taylor’s [...]
What really scares the wingnuts is that Hillary Clinton is not only prepared, but she’s tough, determined, as well as able to deliver a shot when put on the spot, then pivot and smile with aplomb. What bothers progressives is more complex, though some are so averse to Clinton that reaching these people is impossible [...]
Another Crappy Day updated guest blog by Cujo359 Taking another step toward the Kingdom of Idiots, the Senate passed the Kyl-Lieberman amendment on Wednesday. This amendment to the defense authorization bill has had much of its incendiary language removed but still refers to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization: The Kyl-Lieberman Iran amendment — [...]
A Rush Swiftboating Oldie updated Via Nico. Now Fox “News” is getting in on the action. But Rush Limbaugh has been smearing veterans for years. He delights in it. Maybe it’s because he’s secretly ashamed of why he didn’t serve. El Rushbo called Paul Hackett a “staff puke.” Said Hackett went to Iraq “to pad [...]
Where did Bill Richardson Get His Information? updated Hearing this week that none of the top tier candidates can commit to redeploying all combat forces out of Iraq before 2013 was a jolt. But Bill Richardson has a post up at Huffington Post stating something even more alarming. Edwards and Obama have said that they [...]
h/t GunTotingLiberal Rush should have stopped while he was ahead. Limbaugh’s "phony soldier" slur continues to get worse every time the man now opens his mouth about it. Friday was a lesson in what not to do if you’ve stepped in it. Army of Dude lays Limbaugh out (h/t memeorandum). It is also positively absurd [...]
The Edwards campaign is running straight on in to head winds. Elizabeth Edwards appearing on “Countdown” last night comes at an important moment, when the SEIU has decided not to endorse, while the campaign has also decided to accept public funding. I’ll talk more about the race tomorrow. Sunday night ends the third quarter fundraising [...]
The song is "Living in the Future." This is part of what Springsteen said yesterday morning on "The Today Show" before he let loose. Before singing “Living in the Future” Springsteen said the song was about “The things we love about America – cheeseburgers, French fries, the Yankees battling Boston … the Bill of Rights, [...]
The master at work. I don’t care what anyone says, this man can represent me anytime. Seriously. Watch him. Now that wasn’t so hard was it? For Senate Democrats it evidently is. The best they can do is write a letter, though that’s a step in the right direction to be sure. Oh, and Bill [...]
I received an email a bit before 3:00 p.m. announcing that Mark Udall will be introducing legislation to condemn Rush Limbaugh, and honoring our soldiers who deserve better than the right-wing wants to give. As Greg Sargent notes, it is significant, but Udall needs co-sponsors and a lot of Democratic support to get it done. [...]
John McCain Demands Rush Retract ‘Phony Soldier’ updated The first Republican candidate for president has come out strong against Rush’s slur. Via Time (h/t Greg Sargent): Any American who risks his or her life to defend us has earned the respect and gratitude of every American citizen, irrespective of their views on this war. If [...]
Rush v. MoveOn.org updated & bumped Where are the Republicans? Do they approve of Rush’s “phony soldier” swiftboating? Will the hack pack media pick this up and run with it like they did the MoveOn.org ad? Will the Democrats go after Rush? Considering that David Obey and the Democrats have caved on right-wing radio many [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
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“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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