Enter the Muslim Brotherhood

By |January 31st, 2011|

**UPDATED BELOW** Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy So the Brotherhood would support the maintenance of a secular government? When the Muslim Brotherhood uses the word "secular," it does not mean no religion "“ we are talking about what we call a "civilized state." What if an Egyptian extremist [...]

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Israel Calls on Leaders to ‘Curb’ Mubarak Criticism

By |January 31st, 2011|

Israel called on the United States and a number of European countries over the weekend to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak to preserve stability in the region. - Haaretz Al Jazeera is reporting that "Opposition movement calls for "march of millions" on Tuesday in a bid to topple president Hosni Mubarak." While the [...]

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What Will Pres. Obama Do Next?

By |January 30th, 2011|

Pres. Mubarak shutting down Al Jazeera in Cairo is going directly against what Pres. Obama said needed to be done by the Egyptian President, which poses a real opportunity and thorny challenge for our President that didn't need another one. Now, ElBaradei is part of the picture in a real way, the National Coalition for [...]

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Queer Talk: Facing the Gays

By |January 29th, 2011|

TM NOTE: Joyce Arnold brings activist commentary from the LGBT community. You probably know who Daniel Hernandez is -- the college student, interning with Rep. Giffords, who was named a hero for his actions at the Tucson shooting. Did you also know he's an "out" gay man, and was invited to be a [...]

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EGYPT: Omar Suleiman Named Egyptian V.P.

By |January 29th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Omar Suleiman, intelligence chief who was also a negotiator between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been named Egyptian VP. Mr. Mubarak has never appointed a vice president since he came into power in 1981. Will it be simply a transitional move when Mubarak steps down? We'll have to wait and see. This is the [...]

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Unexploded Bomb in Spokane Labeled ‘Domestic Terrorism’

By |January 19th, 2011|

But Jared Lee Loughner, who stalked a Democratic congresswoman, then murdered half a dozen people, putting Rep. Giffords in a trauma ward fighting for her life, with many others wounded, is simply a "shooting" or reduced to an alliteration: "The Tucson Tragedy," on many cable networks. From MSNBC: A backpack found along the route of [...]

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Sen. Marco Rubio, Just Say No

By |January 18th, 2011|

Plurality thinks Tea Party has "crossed the line": The Post poll also finds that a plurality, 49-39, think the Tea Party's political discourse has "crossed the line," and finds more think the GOP has crossed the line than Dems, 45-39. - Greg Sargent, The public agrees: Political climate can cause political violence. Yesterday it was [...]

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David Frum to Sarah Palin: ‘Stop talking now”

By |January 18th, 2011|

If Sarah Palin ever used her time on the air to turn the conversation away from her own defense to talk about an issue I think the world would stop on its axis to commemorate the moment. It's always about her. On Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Monday, Sarah Palin defended herself. In the [...]

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Arizona Shooting Victim Arrested for Death Threat Against Tucson Tea Party Co-Founder

By |January 16th, 2011|

"nobody was threatening Gabby." - Tucson Tea Party co-founder, Trent Humphries (h/t Frank Rich) Oh, those wacky conservatives over at Tucker Carlson's place. They just can't help themselves. That Mr. Fuller's violent rhetoric was spurred on by getting shot never enters the minds of Carlson & Co., which has resulted in his involuntary commitment to [...]

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Queer Talk: What Can You Say to Hate?

By |January 15th, 2011|

--bumped-- "Queer Talk" now appears every Saturday afternoon. To anyone aware of the "Reverend" Fred Phelps, and his (primarily family members) Westboro Baptist Church (independent and unaffiliated), of Topeka, Kansas, the announcement of "God Hates" protests at funerals of victims of the shootings in Tucson was not a surprise. This is the same group that [...]

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