**UPDATED** Perry’s announcement came during a conference call, which (of course) was then blasted across Twitter by the AP’s Beth Fouhy. Here’s Perry’s “Why I’m Running” pitch. So, his big announcement speech included a gafferiffic moment, when Perry called the fallen Afghanistan soldiers “Special Operators.” The second half of his speech took off on optimism, [...]
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Mark Halperin has a very odd interview (including video) with Texas Gov. Rick Perry that doesn’t focus on one single issue. It’s all touchy, feely, are you okay with the Bushes insider nonsense, which doesn’t speak to Perry’s politics and his outlandish religiosity. This is the guy who’s supposed to unify the establishment, jettison slick [...]
Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer. The much mentioned prayer meeting at Reliant Stadium in Houston, “The Response,” took place on Saturday, August 6. Organizers said “more than 30,000” attended. As expected, Texas Gov. Rick Perry – who initiated The Response – did not announce his candidacy for the Republican Party presidential [...]
Abortions are still legal in America, but you wouldn’t know it today. Women requiring an abortion are now forced, because of lack of access to doctors, to utilize telemedicine to effectively terminate a pregnancy, which is a legal procedure according to U.S. law. This has come about because of right-wing zealots and religious quacks, who [...]
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Let’s see, Gaza or gossip, which shall it be? For almost every news outlet this week it was the latter, while the former is where the action is. From James Zogby writing over at Huffington Post: When it comes to issues involving Israel, politicians in Washington can become quite hysterical, making the dumbest remarks or [...]
If there was anything dumber for the Israeli government to do I don’t know what it could have been. Threatening journalists who are covering the Gaza flotilla backfired, as it should. Netanyahu said in a statement that the policy for journalists covering the flotilla should not be the same as against infiltrators and those who [...]
Amnesty International is helping promote this action of civil disobedience, which is a long time in coming. Great article on the history of the driving movement today in Foreign Policy: In the early 2000s, women’s rights, particularly the right to drive, began to be cautiously discussed in Saudi media. Some newspapers published stories about the [...]
It’s hard to know where to start with this one. It starts with Cain demanding loyalty oaths from Muslims, but no one else. Charming, I know. Herman Cain was voted to have won the first Republican debate. He didn’t have a clue about anything on foreign policy, but that didn’t matter. With Republican primary voters [...]
Joyce Arnold tees up Texas Gov. Rick Perry. It’s “In the News” today. Read it. The picture is worth the click.
But there was one challenge—a challenge that could alienate the kind of Republicans who vote in early primary states such as Iowa and South Carolina—that Romney didn’t address: his Mormon faith. – Mormons Rock! Considering that Republican primary voters in Iowa and South Carolina don’t think women should have equal freedoms as men, I’m not [...]
Donald Trump is upping the ante against President Barack Obama’s legitimacy, raising questions on Monday night about how the president was admitted to two Ivy League schools. Trump openly questioned how Obama, who he said had been a “terrible student,” got accepted into Columbia University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School. – Donald [...]
From the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch: The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed. For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China. The Wall Street Journal editorial [...]
“I think she likes speaking on the issues, and I agree with many of the issues that she brings up,” Graham told Amanpour, “but I believe – I don’t see her as running for president.” – Franklin Graham File this under Trump & Mitt are Fine, But Not Sarah Palin. As if any ultra religious, [...]
Oh, how perfect. If this doesn’t say it all. Democratic leaders are shocked, shocked, I say, that ideology is important to people. That it means more to them than money, though that’s not really the issue. It’s just that the Right knows how queasy Democrats get when they’re asked to stand up for their own [...]
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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!
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