Dyncorp, Sex Trafficking, the UN and ‘The Whistleblower’

By |August 6th, 2011|

The movie debuts this weekend, with "Morning Joe" and Jon Stewart among those helping get the word out. The buzz has been huge. Kathryn Bolkovac is still fighting to get the U.N. to do something about what she proved. The story goes like this, from 2001... A former United Nations police officer is suing a [...]

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Matt Damon on Teachers

By |August 3rd, 2011|

Pres. Obama has already telegraphed that he's ready to work with Republicans, as the Administration prepares to privatize education, while changing the public school system under the mantel of "reform." Matt Damon played offense recently and he effusively heaped praise on the teachers who don't get paid enough and take way too much grief for [...]

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Tea Party Politics is Crazy, But They Won

By |August 1st, 2011|

"The "hobbits" won." - Mark Thiessen This is what happens when the man in the White House doesn't have the leadership character for the job. As for all those analysts, including a lot of progressives and new media sites, who tried to stuff the Tea Party in the racist bin thinking that would be enough, [...]

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Fear of Making the Wrong Kind of History

By |July 27th, 2011|

Mr. Boehner now has the GOP positioned in sight of a political and policy victory. If his plan or something close to it becomes law, Democrats will have conceded more spending cuts than they thought possible, and without getting the GOP to raise taxes and without being able to blame Republicans for a debt-limit crackup [...]

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‘1776’ John Adams: One Useless Man is Called a Disgrace; Two are Called a Law Firm; Three or More Become a Congress

By |July 4th, 2011|

... Lincoln saw an unresolvable tension between the Constitution of a democratic republic and the policies of aggrandizement and intemperate self-interest that lead from the manners of freedom to the slavish love of power. He spoke of the difference between the work of establishing a constitutional republic and the longer task of maintaining it. But [...]

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C’est Magnifique

By |July 1st, 2011|

If you love Paris, you'll fall head over heels for this film. It will eventually take it's place as one of Woody Allen's finest. As "Manhattan" was a love letter to New York City, "Midnight in Paris" is to this magical city. The premise of the film is something that's blown through my mind innumerable [...]

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Bachmann Makes Palin Seem Like Old News Now

By |June 29th, 2011|

PELLA, Iowa -- Sarah Palin stared a bit uncomfortably at a movie screen Tuesday night watching a montage of Matt Damon, David Letterman, Madonna, Howard Stern, Bill Maher, Louis C.K. and other celebrities malign her, then asked The Hollywood Reporter: "What would make someone be so full of hate?" - The Hollywood Reporter Nothing will [...]

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Gafferiffic!

By |June 27th, 2011|

So much for discipline. Michele Bachmann just couldn't help herself; self-promotion is a presidential candidate's first reflex. Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed [...]

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Karl Rove & Republicans Take Hit Out on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By |June 10th, 2011|

… Wasserman Schultz is kind of an easy target. Any “aggressive messenger” is. Extreme and shrill is always far easier to spoof than subtle and nuanced. – Hot Air …and the D.C. political class is sucking it up. Democrats are freaked that Karl Rove is leading the Right, The Hill and other Republican-leaning outfits in a targeting campaign to discredit Debbie Wasserman Schultz, all in attempt to Pelosi her. And, yep, right on schedule, the Democratic boys club is getting nervous. […]

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Get Yer Palin Propaganda Before the Emails Drop

By |June 10th, 2011|

**UPDATED** The Alaska Archives of Palin Emails (continually updated) Keeping her fans hopes alive and her options open. ...at least until the 24,000 emails drop later today. From the New York Times: Even as Ms. Palin orchestrates much of her messaging through digital media "“ one moment she tweaks President Obama via Twitter, then she [...]

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