Saturday, November 28, 2009

Purloined E-Mails Don’t Change the Facts By Eugene Robinson —
Stop hyperventilating, all you climate change deniers. The purloined e-mail correspondence published by skeptics last week hasn’t stopped the ice caps from melting.

Understanding Our Hollow ‘Centrists’ By Joe Conason —
The puzzling thing about politicians of either party who claim to be “centrist” or “moderate” is how much they sometimes sound like party-line right-wing Republicans.

Obama’s Thankless Thanksgiving By E.J. Dionne —
So in vogue are attacks on the president that even his proclamation calling the nation to a day of Thanksgiving has become the focus of criticism.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What Is So Patriotic About Hysteria?By Joe Conason —
The loudest voices on the right never tire of telling us that they are the truest patriots, but when did fear-mongering in a time of war become an act of patriotism?
Intelligentsia against intelligence
How did we end up with know-nothings for wise men?
by David Sirota

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Pledge of Allegiance is un-American
Shouldn't the government pledge allegiance to the people rather than the other way around?
by Michael Lind

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lou Dobbs for president!
The former CNN host sounds like he's running for office -- and if so, he's a GOP nightmare
by Joe Conason

Joe Lieberman Filibusters Health Care While Americans Suffer
by Bob Cesca,
With every month that goes by without health care reform, another 3,600 Americans die due to a lack of insurance. And Joe Lieberman, like Elaine in that classic Seinfeld episode, is stopping off for Jujyfruits.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

On Electon Day, a win for government
by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Here's a story you may have missed because it flies in the face of the dreary conventional wisdom: When advocates of public programs take on the right-wing anti-government crowd directly, the government-haters lose.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Is the Tea Party Gang Turning GOP Into a Party of Hate? By David Corn
When John Boehner, the Republican leader of the House, appeared at the Tea Party rally at the Capitol on Thursday afternoon, it was a dramatic signal: The wing-nuts have taken over the GOP. Think I'm being harsh? The angry folks at the protest -- which attracted several thousand conservatives -- ...
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tonight's big lesson
by kos

There will be much number-crunching tomorrow, but preliminary numbers (at least in Virginia) show that GOP turnout remained the same as last year, but Democratic turnout collapsed. This is a base problem, and this is what Democrats better take from tonight:

If you abandon Democratic principles in a bid for unnecessary "bipartisanship", you will lose votes.

If you water down reform in favor of Blue Dogs and their corporate benefactors, you will lose votes.

If you forget why you were elected -- health care, financial services, energy policy and immigration reform -- you will lose votes.

Tonight proved conclusively that we're not going to turn out just because you have a (D) next to your name, or because Obama tells us to. We'll turn out if we feel it's worth our time and effort to vote, and we'll work hard to make sure others turn out if you inspire us with bold and decisive action.

The choice is yours. Give us a reason to vote for you, or we sit home. And you aren't going to make up the margins with conservative voters. They already know exactly who they're voting for, and it ain't you.

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