Today is Chelsea Clinton’s wedding day. Until seven and a half years ago, I didn’t know what that really meant. The supreme joy. The unbridled happiness of becoming a bride and to be given a chance through another avenue, this one because of one man’s bravery to take me on, of sheer, unadulterated, pure happiness. [...]
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Proponents of the Islamic Center may have every right to build at this site, and may even have chosen the site to send a positive message about Islam. The bigotry some have expressed in attacking them is unfair, and wrong. But ultimately this is not a question of rights, but a question of what is [...]
Nothing else needs to be said. Now segue to Speaker Pelosi blasting Republicans on their efforts to privatize Social Security. “Just five years ago, President Bush and his Republican allies pushed a risky plan to privatize and cut Social Security,” she said. “If they had succeeded, seniors would have lost trillions more in the financial [...]
“Unmarried women, 70% of unmarried women, voted for Obama, and this is because when you kick your husband out, you’ve got to have big brother government to be your provider.” – Phyllis Schlafly Mrs. Schlafly strikes again. I’ve been following the matriarch of the right-wing cliterati since my big brother debated her in Missouri back [...]
Pres. Obama reiterated again on “The View” today that he pledged as a candidate to finish the job in Afghanistan, and that’s exactly what he intends to do. The cover of Time is the exact photo to represent what we’re fighting. Back in the 90s when the Taliban’s brutality against women was brought into the [...]
“I will definitely do it,” Sherrod said when asked. Game on. Let me add that this all might end up to be more than Ms. Sherrod bargained for, as defamation lawsuits are never easy. It may be more trouble than it’s worth. Shirley’s choice.
The story behind the screen capture above of the AP photo is what’s news today. Pres. Obama is slipping in one of the most important demographics you can have, women, and he’s going on a show that draws them in like few others. Midterms may depend on gaining them back. Speaker Pelosi also got her [...]
Sorry, Jan, but the dumbest thing in the law was expecting—-no, demanding that police be turned into immigration officials. From the New York Times. A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law from going into effect, a ruling that at least temporarily squashed a state policy that had [...]
video via Huffington Post I guess they finally realized the running against Bush thing was lame. The way to go is so obvious. Simply tell the truth. The Republican Party is fueled by the Tea Party activists, who are the angriest segment of the American voting populace “very enthusiastic” about voting in November. What does [...]
–updated below– “The (rhymes with rich) is back.” – Roger Simon All of what I’ve seen revealed from Journolist by Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller revolves around email exchanges during the general election time in 2008. Roger Simon whines today that “Journolist veers out of bounds”, being the latest to laud good, old journalism as opposed [...]
via Matt Lewis Oh, good grief, picking on Pres. Obama because he’s going on “The View”? Talk about running out of material. “I think the president should be accessible, should answer questions that aren’t pre-screened, but I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency.” Rendell said. Obama will be great [...]
The video is compliments of the RNC press release announcing “November Starts Now”. They’re using Hillary Clinton’s 3:00 a.m. ad to hit Pres. Obama on the BP oil spill. How’s that for re-writing history on what Bush-Cheney did to MMS to allow the groundwork to be laid for the disaster? As for “November Starts Now,” [...]
Whatever side someone is on about the dumping of 90,000 Afghanistan documents by Wikileak one thing is clear. New media has now vaulted into traditional old media territory. I’m not going to tell you what the document dump means, as you need to read and digest the information as citizens. But you should know that [...]
Nothing much can be learned from the manufactured media uproar over Journolist, except as a case study of how the right-wing propaganda machine still dominates America’s daily narrative — and how conservative journalists remain astonishingly exempt from the standards they are pretending to uphold. – Joe Conason I’m not sure what Andrew Sullivan thinks he’s [...]
Breitbart’s hot and Michael Steele has got him. So, come one! Come all you right-wing Republicans and bring your cash. This is how Republicans play the game. No shame. No blinking. They embrace their inner wingnut with both arms and open doors hoping Mr. Breitbart will bring in boat loads of cash when he comes. [...]
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**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
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