Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How Can Paul Ryan Be Called 'Courageous'?
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
Our country has adopted a distorted definition of political courage, one that rewards those, like Paul Ryan, who claim to be making hard choices—when in truth they've taken an easy path.
Eric Cantor Doubles Down On Using Disaster Victims As Hostages To Spending Cuts
By Yashwanth Manjunath

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Is Sarah Palin Pulling a Donald Trump?
by Michael D. Shear

The announcement by the former governor of Alaska on Thursday that she will begin a slick, campaign-style bus tour this weekend immediately set off a frenzy of media and political speculation about her intentions for the 2012 presidential race.
The Fight-Back in Wisconsin
Judge Throws Out Walker’s Anti-Union Law
Protesters Crash Gov. Walker’s Voter ID Signing Party
Harnessing the Energy
Walker’s War Not Just Against the Middle Class
Progressives Rally in Northern Wisconsin
Rightwing assault continues in Wisconsin’s Capitol
Wisconsin Republicans Ram Through Voter ID Bill
Buyers' Remorse Over New GOP Governors

by Marge Omero

Voters across the country have buyers' remorse about the Republicans they elected to office.

By Joe Conason —
Still spinning in the vortex of the May 24 tornado in New York’s 26th Congressional District, Republican leaders insist that Democrat Kathy Hochul’s upset victory on their party’s turf was meaningless.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

America's Real Radicals: The 40 Senators Who Voted Against Medicare
by RJ Eskow
On Wednesday forty radicals in the United States Senate took an extremist position by voting to end Medicare.
That simple sentence will be challenged by a lot of political and media people. They'll say I don't understand the popular mood, and that I'm applying my own values to Wednesday's vote. But I can prove this statement is true, using only a dictionary and some polling data. They'll even say they didn't vote to end Medicare! But that can be proved, too.

Friday, May 27, 2011

by E.J. Dionne Jr.
If I Take Down Fox News, Is All Forgiven?
David Brock has spent the last decade apologizing to liberals for his role in creating the vast right-wing conspiracy. Now he’s trying something more ambitious and hoping it gains him the respect he craves from the White House.
By Jason Zengerle

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network.

Some Weeks Are Like That, Even for Republicans by Harold Meyerson
In a second blow for Republicans, a judge in Wisconsin today threw out Scott Walker's anti-union law.

Friends Without Benefits by Matthew Yglesias
The U.S. is Israel's BFF, but the feeling isn't mutual.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Elephant In The Green Room
The circus Roger Ailes created at Fox News made his network $900 million last year. But it may have lost him something more important: the next election.
By Gabriel Sherman

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Newt Gingrich will never be president
How many racially divisive images and issues can he throw at us in just one week? Keep watching . by Joan Walsh

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Newt Gingrich and "the food stamp president"
He didn't call Obama a "strapping young buck," but his slur is coded racism (and not very Catholic) just the same
by Joan Walsh

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Return of the Real McCain
By Joe Conason —
John McCain has returned to his senses, just in time to refute the sinister attempt by his fellow Republicans to justify torture as the instrument of Osama bin Laden’s demise.
Rand Paul: Public Health Care Just Like Slavery
With an absolutely straight face, Rand Paul in this exchange compares public health care to slavery. He says that if everyone has a right to health care, that means that people can come to his office – Rand is a doctor, after all – and “conscript” him to provide service.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Why the GOP Can't Get Rid of Its Clowns
GOP presidential candidates have turned the party into a three ring circus. The would-be candidates that have snatched the most media ink and public attention typified the clown lunacy that GOP regulars shudder at.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The GOP Checks Into Jonestown
by Andrew Reinbach
I've never met a conservative who knows what to say when I explain the reality of their premise; they just beg for time to consider.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Editorial: The Rejected WindfallAfter Gov. Rick Scott of Florida thoughtlessly rejected $2.4 billion in federal aid for a high-speed rail line, he claimed last month that he was doing a huge favor for the national Treasury, which he expected would give away the money in tax cuts. That was nonsense, of course.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Why Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletters Matter Ron Paul is back in the hunt for the Presidency. Many see him as an appealing candidate, one who opposes the wars, wants drugs legalized and fiscal responsibility.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Debt Ceiling Folly
By E.J. Dionne, Jr. —
Starting this week, the talk in our nation’s capital will be dominated by whether or not Congress should raise the debt ceiling—as if we have any choice but to pay off our obligations.

A Monster of Our Own Creation
By Robert Scheer —
When bin Laden turned against us, he morphed into a figure of evil incarnate, and now three decades after we first decided to use him and other imported Muslim zealots for our Cold War purposes, we feel cleansed by his death of any responsibility for his carnage.

Wilkerson: 'Let Me Waterboard Donald Rumsfeld and Then We'll See if He Says It's Torture or Not' Wilkerson reminded me a little bit of Jesse Ventura when he said this a couple of years ago about Dick Cheney -- Jesse Ventura: You Give Me a Water Board, Dick Cheney and One Hour, and I'll Have Him Confess to the Sharon Tate Murders.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Trump Undecided About What Stupid Shit to Say Next « Borowitz Report www.borowitzreport.com
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – With the public’s attention focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, billionaire Donald Trump huddled with advisors for the second straight day to try to decide what stupid shit to say next.

This is what political courage looks like

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