After a Twitter smackdown, CNN’s Morgan live tweets booking MSNBC contributor Touré, which leads to a serious discussion between the men. The Orlando-Sentinel reports other news that impacts the discussion, because it adds new facts to the case. As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was [...]
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Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. As this week’s epic SCOTUS hearing unfolded with the 5 Republican justices hammering away at the Affordable Care Act and Democrats freaked out about the ACA getting axed, a funny thing happened. The GOP contenders are now being asked what would they do to provide healthcare [...]
Facebook has just released a statement to Cult of Mac, saying that they are currently investigating the app. We hope to have more details shortly. – CultofMac Aps are irresistible, but they are also insidious and if you’re a woman, something to watch. Girls Around Me is a standard geolocation based maps app, similar to [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. “Evolving” isn’t just for Mr. Obama, or looking further back, for the Democratic party in general. When pragmatic politics require an Elected to avoid taking an actual position, “evolving” sounds better than “straddling the fence.” The GOP is far from solid in supporting LGBT equality. [...]
Current said on Friday afternoon that it had fired Mr. Olbermann — one of the nation’s most prominent progressive speakers — just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from the throes of [...]
Attacking the messenger is nothing new in politics. Conservatives are applying this across the board, utilizing what William F. Buckley once told Charlie Rose was conservatism’s main goal: attacking and fighting against issues. So, if scientific facts don’t promote your political agenda, attack it. A study highlighted by Mother Jones is quite illuminating and proves [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. The first post of this three part series, The Bipartisan NDAA, focused on The National Defense Authorization Act, and some of the arguments included in the lawsuit challenging it. To understand the consequences of NDAA, a bigger context is helpful. So today I turn to [...]
Recordings of the court proceedings reviewed by Bloomberg News reveal that the audio has been edited. – Bloomberg In other words, it’s been give the Breitbart treatment. This stunt won’t make the walk into modernity for the Supreme Court any easier, but it is a case for televising important oral arguments, though Chief Justice Roberts [...]
The comedian Roseanne Barr last night tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman’s parents to her 110,000-plus Twitter followers, only to delete the posting after “not fully understanding that it was private not public.” – The Smoking Gun Roseanne Barr thought it “was good to let ppl know that no one can hide anymore.” That [...]
From Foreign Policy, Mark Perry breaking the story: [...] In particular, four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers say that the United States has concluded that Israel has recently been granted access to airbases on Iran’s northern border. To do what, exactly, is not clear. “The Israelis have bought an airfield,” a senior administration official [...]
“Guys, NOW you’re going to change the language of the mandate?” – Chuck Todd, “Daily Rundown” They’re spiking the Kool-Aid in Obamaland tonight. Preemptive freak out over what the Supreme Court hasn’t done yet is in full throttle. Todd was referring to the White House starting again to use “individual responsibility provision” when referring to [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Begin with this: Police State questions and concerns are far bigger than Barack Obama, as they were far bigger than George W. Bush. The questions are larger than Republicans vs. Democrats party fights. In general, as long as we play by the Us / Them [...]
George Zimmerman’s Father Speaks, with Police Video Showing No Injury After Trayvon Martin Shot Dead
EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman interview: MyFoxORLANDO.com CBS “This Morning” continues breaking interviews since it was launched, besting many of the cable infotainment shows, getting Mayor Michael Bloomberg who spoke out today. “It doesn’t make any sense because you don’t want people being vigilantes… “They don’t have the training. They don’t have the expertise. There is no [...]
It’s not a good day for the Affordable Care Act. This morning’s argument requires the justices to start from the assumption that the court will strike down the individual mandate (the issue argued exhaustively yesterday) and asks them to pick over the carcass, to determine what, if anything, survives. There is a strong legal presumption [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Shhhhh. Don’t talk about climate change; omit references to greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the Democratic response. From the Republican side of things, it’s totally cool to talk about it, in a derogatory, dismissive sort of way. Following months of protests regarding the Keystone / Tar [...]
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“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.
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*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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