Falkland Islanders Vote to Stay British, Now There’s a Shock!

By |March 12th, 2013|

This was a hatchet job. Make no mistake about it. A British Overseas Territory, full of British citizens, votes to remain under Britain's umbrella of sovereignty. The result would have pleased even the most despotic of dictators; 1513 of the 1517 voters who bothered to show up decided Britain was a more attractive proposition than [...]

Rick Perry: ‘I’m running for president and `full well believe I’m going to win’

By |August 13th, 2011|

**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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Romney Gets Into it in Iowa

By |August 11th, 2011|

"If you don't like my answer, you can go vote for someone else," he said. "If you want someone who will raise taxes, you can vote for Barack Obama." - Romney gets in heated exchange with hecklers at Iowa State Fair The exchange came on the same day as what's being billed as a big [...]

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That 1979 Feeling

By |August 9th, 2011|

Ten years into our involvement in the war in Afghanistan, in the mountains southwest of Kabul in the Tangi Valley, an elite group of Army Rangers were pinned down in a fight, when they called in their "Immediate Reaction Force," according to reporting by Danger Room. It would be another elite U.S. fighting force, Navy [...]

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Pres. Obama’s Deficit Debacle, National Security, and Warmaking

By |August 3rd, 2011|

I've been reading a lot about the Pentagon's possible budget hit, with analysis all over the map. What this proves conclusively is that no one knows what will happen. That's the real rub in Obama's debt ceiling debacle. No one can possibly know the specifics in outlying years. There are too many unknown unknowables, to [...]

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Let’s Make a Mess

By |July 31st, 2011|

"I would say ... that symbolically, that agreement is moving us to the point where we are having the final interment of John Maynard Keynes," he said, referring to the British economist. "He normally died in 1946 but it appears we are going to put him to his final rest with this agreement." - Huffington [...]

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Buying Time for the White House, Reid Postpones Vote Until Sunday 1 pm

By |July 30th, 2011|

"Tell your henchman to stop saying nice things about me," McConnell, the Senate minority leader, told Reid earlier this week, according to people familiar with the conversation. "It hurts me." Even as he's sought to project immovable unity with House Speaker John Boehner, the prospects for an eleventh-hour deal rest largely on McConnell's shoulders. For [...]

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Reid Shoots, Scores, by Ending Wars

By |July 27th, 2011|

Well, at least Harry can count, not only doing proper math, but it's likely he's the one who has the votes he needs, while the jury's out for Mr. Boehner. In the battle of budget scores, the Senate Democrats deficit reduction bill is the clear winner thus far over an alternative by Speaker John Boehner, [...]

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Progressive Notes: Gangsters of Six Want to Hike Taxes on Working Class while Cutting SS, Veterans’ Beneftis..

By |July 21st, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. As Washington delves further into detached madness we learn of new facts about the Gang of Six plan. They aim to alter Social Security by abolishing COLA and thus reduce benefits folks get incrementally as people get older. Congressman DeFazio went to the House floor to [...]

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Mitt Romney, King of Layoffs

By |July 14th, 2011|

Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee will provide a wealth of ammunition for Democrats. The late Sen. Ted Kennedy provides the path and the foreshadowing of what could come. Politico's piece today reveals why, which also provides un-aired as well as aired ads from Ted Kennedy's old campaign archives. Romney's troubles begin with Bain Capital. [...]

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