Let’s call this article for what it was. It wasn’t journalism. It was business. – Devin Gordon, GQ TINA BROWN didn’t call her new media blog The Daily Beast for nothing. It’s a ravenous industry, whether the new media company is large or tiny, with every report, post or column a moment to get more [...]
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JOHN EDWARDS was found not-guilty on one count, having to do with heiress “Bunny” Melon’s contributions, with a mistrial declared on remaining charges, the jury deadlocked. The North Carolina idiot pretty boy is a disgraceful man who will have to live with himself, which people like Edwards usually do easily. But calling this criminal and [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Apologies to Bob Dylan, but the Blowin’ in the Wind line “how many times must the cannonballs fly, before they’re forever banned” was stuck in my head. It seems to apply to the proliferation of drones, being used by various government agencies, law enforcement, military, [...]
THE BIG DAWG is landing in the middle of the Walker recall, which makes the dramatic crescendo complete. From Greg Sargent, after rumors started swirling yesterday: Former President Bill Clinton has decided to go to Wisconsin to campaign against Scott Walker in the final days of the battle over whether to recall the Wisconsin Governor, [...]
Today’s version of the morning show featured an anti-Obama video that resembled propaganda films from 1930′s Europe more than it did responsible TV politics of today. And the remarkable thing was the witless crew on the couch that serves as hosts for this show had the audacity to present it as journalism and congratulate the [...]
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy NEXT TUESDAY is a very big election day for Wisconsin and for Democrats. Ed Schultz posited last night on his show that maybe he was “too much of a jock strap,” maybe he likes the “fight too much,” but that Pres. Obama needs [...]
HILLARY CLINTON got the star treatment on Tumblr. But after the Romney campaign sent out an iPad ap with “America” spelled incorrectly, the floodgates opened and haven’t stopped since. [h/t Buzzfeed]
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MITT ROMNEY’S ADVISER on foreign policy Dan Senor spoke with Andrea Mitchell today and was giving his best pitch for intervening in the Syrian bloodshed. It was a flashback to the bad old neoconservative days of Cheney and Wolfowitz, where Mitt Romney has [...]
Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. “One of the scariest things I ever did,” a long retired public school teacher (who was Caucasian) told me years ago, “was to name what I saw every single day in my classroom: racism. And once I said it, there was no turning back.” And [...]
Planned Parenthood Action Fund unveiled an advertising campaign Wednesday in swing states painting Mitt Romney as the wrong choice for women, a critical voting bloc in the battle for the White House. Backed by $1.4 million, the spot will run on broadcast and cable television in West Palm Beach, Florida, Des Moines, Iowa, northern Virginia [...]
IT’S HARD to understand how anyone could make this particular mistake, first reported by Buzzfeed. The only way it breaks down is that the death camps were in Poland, so they were “Polish death camps.” It’s ridiculous to anyone knowing history, which I’m certain Pres. Obama does. It’s a lot easier to understand making a [...]
“@BarackObama is practically begging @MittRomney to disavow the place of birth movement, he is afraid of it and for good reason,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “He keeps using @SenJohnMcCain as an example, however, @SenJohnMcCain lost the election. Don’t let it happen again.” [The Hill] RUSH LIMBAUGH BLESSED the Republican birther plan against Pres. Obama last [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Maybe if we focus outside the U.S., we can gain some insight, some perspective, about what’s happening here. It’s certainly all connected. And it certainly helps understand the frustrating familiarity of the latest round of electoral politics. So, let’s look north to Canada, to Québec [...]
WOMEN TUNNELING OUT of Afghanistan to escape the Taliban hasn’t happened yet, but Afghan women’s plight was predicted by the Washington Post‘s Dana Priest back in 2009. “… (Dana Priest) is increasingly of the view that we’re going to probably have to come to terms with the Taliban and just find a way to tunnel [...]
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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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