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January 1, 2011

Paul Krugman makes me angry

Paul Krugman makes me angry. Why? Because basically every column he writes for The New York Times does a great job of cutting through the chaff and highlighting the hypocrisy of Republican (and sometimes Democratic) politicians and what a disaster...

November 6, 2010

An Alternate Take on the Rally to Restore Sanity

The always entertaining Bill Maher offers some sobering thoughts on the Stewart/Colbert rally in DC:...

November 1, 2010

"If We Amplify Everything, Then We Hear Nothing"

I had the great pleasure of attending Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive in Washington, DC on Saturday. Perhaps Stewart summed up the event best in his closing comments, which you can watch...

October 29, 2010

It's Our Soap Box

Vote DemA few words for the voting public as we close in on the US mid-term elections.

August 14, 2010

Is NASCAR Still American Enough for Real Americans?

So, I'm waking up slowly on a Saturday, sipping coffee and noodling around on the Tubes of the Internets. TV is on, tuned to ESPN. The top of the hour rolls by and ESPN begins coverage of a NASCAR race...

May 26, 2010

Unconscious Choice

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of being in New Orleans for that town's annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. At the time, the Deepwater Horizon had just suffered an explosion, burned, and sank, rupturing the oil well it...

May 5, 2010

Quote of the Day: John McCain

On the arrest of American citizen and alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, Sen. John McCain had this to say: "Don't give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it's all about..."Note to John McCain: Law enforcement...

April 26, 2010

NSA Jim Jones and the Joke Heard 'Round the World

This is the joke that has people up in arms? Really? Reallly...this is the offensive joke? Wow....

January 22, 2010

Sullivan: Now Fight!

It's been a tough week, that's for sure, but not the disaster to Democrats and liberals some (including many Democrats and liberals) would have you believe. So now it's a test of your mettle. Are you up to the fight?...

November 9, 2009

Reagan, the Beginning of the End?

From the "sometimes somebody else expresses my sentiments better than I can" files, the always interesting Paul Krugman, writing in Monday's New York Times, took a look at the role of Right-wing paranoia in today's Republican Party. Krugman noted that...

November 6, 2009

Cato Institute: Obamacare Would Cost Money!

Well, duh! More to the point, an article posted at Cato-at-Liberty informs us that, "Cato Adjunct Scholar Aaron Yelowitz concludes that the cost of President Obama's health care plan would fall inordinately upon younger Americans, meaning they are in essence...

October 2, 2009

Chicago Will Not Host 2016 Olympics

It's official, Chicago will not host the 2016 Olympics. Here in Chicago, the locals have had a lot of mixed emotions about hosting the Games. Many people, particularly of a more conservative attitude, worried about the costs to taxpayers and...

September 20, 2009

Got Some Pimples? No Insurance for You!

THIS is why we need healthcare reform (among other things...): According to an article by David S. Hilzenrath in yesterday's Washington Post, health insurance companies have sought to deny coverage to people for a host of reasons. Health insurers have...

September 4, 2009

Personal Responsibility is SO Socialist

President Obama is planning to address America's schoolchildren next week in a speech that will stress the importance of setting educational goals and assuming personal responsibility for taking steps to achieve those goals. That sounds fairly inoccuous to me, but...

August 4, 2009

Democrats Strike Back

One thing about the Democratic Party in the age of Obama is that it has been fairly responsive to the ever-increasing lunacy of the Republicans. It really only has been in recent years that the Democrats have begun to actually...

July 11, 2009

An Ounce of Perception

I watched President Obama deliver remarks prior to his departure from Ghana this afternoon. Obama's remarks were delivered from a podium on the tarmac in front of Air Force One at the airport in Accra. Traditional drummers and dancers graced...

May 27, 2009

El Rushbo: Republicans are a Repressed Minority

(via Media Matters) Rush Limpaugh derides the Republican Party because he thinks that they just humbly accept their imagined second-class status and he compares them to black people who were forced to ride in the backs of buses. He declares...

May 13, 2009

Obama Mimics Bush on Detainee Abuse Photos

It's always disappointing to see someone you like do something you don't like. As much as I like President Obama, I voted for him knowing full well that he would occasionally disappoint. CNN reported today that Obama requested that government...

April 30, 2009

Conservatives: Swine Flu an Attack on America by Illegal Aliens, or Terrorists, or Something! Be Scared!

A chorus of conservative talking heads has been taking advantage of the swine flu outbreak (or, "snoutbreak," if you're Jon Stewart) by using it as a platform to whip up xenophobic hysteria among the conservative base. They do this by...

April 16, 2009

Who Doesn't Love Their Big Brother?

I have to admit I have mixed feelings about this whole thing. On one hand, I am not at all comfortable with the level of surveillance we're all under as American citizens. I didn't like it when word leaked about...

March 2, 2009

Rushing to Obscurity

I am quite frankly amazed and obviously fascinated by the current state of the GOP and conservatism in America. It was just a matter of months ago that Democrats took a decisive win in the White House and increased majorities...

February 27, 2009

Battling Windmills: Conservatism in America

This is what it's come to: languishing in the political deep woods without a leader nor bold ideas to tackle the big problems we're facing, conservatives in America resort to making up enemies and diabolical plots against which they rail....

February 6, 2009

Why Rick Warren Doesn't Matter

Here's exactly why I didn't give a shit about Rick Warren speaking at the inauguration: Obama appoints gay man to faith-based initiatives office Yes, symbols are important and I understand why so many Obama supporters were upset to see a...

February 2, 2009

THIS is Why I Will Never Vote for a Republican

Andrew Leonard wrote a must-read piece for his column at Salon.com about the efforts of Right-wing propagandists, enabled in this case by the Wall Street Journal, to rewrite history to their liking by pushing the idea that Franklin D. Roosevelt's...

January 29, 2009

Mitch McConnell, Come on Down! You're the Next Congressman on The GOP is Screwed!

Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican and the Senate Minority Leader, stepped up to the plate and offered his grim assessment of the state of the Republican Party. Per a CNN report, McConnell said: "We're all concerned about the fact that the...

January 25, 2009

Are Republicans Living in a Cocoon?

Conservative writer David Frum, writing at NewMajority.com, bravely identified a core problem within today's conservative movement. I call his words brave because any sort of reality-based critical self-analysis is often met with scorn or charges of betrayal within the confines...

January 22, 2009

Stop Complaining!

A conservative friend (and I mean that in all sincerity, so don't infer any snark where none is implied) posts his hopes for the new administration. He trumpets a common theme I'm seeing from conservatives and one that was apparent...

January 14, 2009

A Path Out of the Woods for Republicans?

Tom Davis, a Republican and now former Representative from Virginia, has some interesting thoughts as to why the Republicans have suffered losses for two national elections in a row and what Republicans might do to make themselves more attractive to...

December 26, 2008

Barack the Magic Negro

The Hill reported on Friday that a candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship, Chip Saltsman, sent a Christmas greeting to committee members that included a CD by the Rush Limbaugh Show's Paul Shanklin. Among the song titles on the...

December 18, 2008

A Warning on Warring over Warren

President-elect Barack Obama ruffled feathers within the gay/lesbian community and within the larger Left community when he announced that Reverend Rick Warren would deliver the invocation at Obama's swearing-in ceremony. "Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation...

December 12, 2008

Colin Powell: Republicans Need to "Stop Shouting at the World"

(Via Think Progress) It looks like I'm not the only one who noticed that the Republican Party is on its way to becoming a party of and for rural (southern) white people. Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell voiced...

December 2, 2008

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (!)

Love her or hate her, it looks like Hillary Clinton will be Secretary of State in the Obama Administration. Hillary isn't one of my favorite political figures and her campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination at times bordered on the...

November 9, 2008

And So it Begins – The Right Already Blames Obama for America's Downfall

James Rainey, writing for the Los Angeles Times, apparently took a few minutes to listen to CONservative talk radio darling Rush Limbaugh so the rest of us don't have to. "The Obama recession is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen,"...

November 7, 2008

An Open Letter to Crybaby Lefties (Re: Rahm Emanuel)

So lefties are bitching and moaning about Barack Obama's choice of Rahm Emanuel as his Chief Of Staff, suggesting that he's screwing his base, and that it's "not a good sign for progressives." Rahm Emanuel gets shit done, period. He...

November 6, 2008

The View from Over Here

George is a good friend from college who has lived in several different South American and European countries the last several years. Raised in Ohio, George watched from afar the election the whole world was waiting for and battled European...

November 3, 2008

One.More.Day

Tomorrow is America's day of reckoning. After eight long years of Bush failures and congressional GOP assistance, now is the time to make a correction and to make a statement. What will you tell your grandkids you did this year?...

October 3, 2008

POLJUNK Analysis of the Debate

Like most anyone who gives a shit about this election, members of the GLONO crew gathered in Chicago last night to watch the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. We had drinks, we had TV, we had...

September 24, 2008

Maybe Palin is the Real Reason McCain Wants to Delay Debate

According to a piece by Nico Pitney in today's Huffington Post (includes CNN video), not only is McCain threatening to pull a no-show at the first of three presidential debates scheduled for Friday, September 26 if no Wall Street bail-out...

September 5, 2008

And I Thought Preggo was a Spaghetti Sauce

The National Enquirer (I know, I know) was apparently the agent that drove Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin to release the news that her 17-year-old daughter Bristol was pregnant. Once the Enquirer had the scoop, they...

September 4, 2008

Thoughts on the Republican National Convention, Day 3

As I watched the RNC Day 3 festivities, I couldn't help but notice that very few people whose last names weren't Palin appeared to be around 45 or 50 at the youngest. Lots seemed to be wearing cowboy hats. I...

September 1, 2008

More Thoughts on Hockey Mom Sarah Palin

Although I haven't yet come across definitive proof in the form of a birth certificate it appears that the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is in fact the mother of infant Trig, born in April of this year. At least...

August 16, 2008

Blame the Messenger

If you haven't heard by now, Jerome Corsi, the same individual who gave us "Unfit for Command," in 2004, a fact-light book designed to derail John Kerry's bid for the Presidency, has a new book out called, "The Obama Nation;...

August 13, 2008

Presidential Requirements: Experience for Thee, but not for Me

"John McCain, Internet Dunce," boldly proclaimed the headline of a piece by Amanda Terkel at Salon.com on Wednesday. Terkel's article examines McCain's befuddlement with the newfangled Internet. She offers up some glistening jewels of McCain's net-ignorance, such as this quote...

August 6, 2008

An Anti-American Carol?

Director David Zucker is currently directing a new film called "An American Carol" that is sure to pack a lot of the zany punch that some of his earlier works are famous for. Zucker's earlier works include classic comedies such...

June 21, 2008

Sealing the Deal

The Obama campaign's new logo, which bears a striking resemblance to the Seal of the President of the United States, has raised the ire of many people on the right. CNN.com ran this piece describing the new logo on Friday,...

March 29, 2008

Why the Mainstream Media is Wrong on Wright

I half-watched MSNBC this morning as I sipped my coffee. Tim Russert had Tucker Carlson (sans bowtie) and Ryan Lizza on his show. The three of them devoted a sizeable portion of the show to dissecting the relevance of Barack...

February 28, 2008

What are You Sayin' When You're Sayin' "Hussein?"

Many on the Right, particularly Christian fundamentalist types, make it a point to use Barack Obama's full name, Barack Hussein Obama, when they discuss the Democratic presidential hopeful in the hopes that they will reinforce the idea among their fundamentalist...

February 18, 2008

Global Warming, Part Duh

I have been having an ongoing discussion regarding Global Warming-related issues with a conservative lot at LibertyPundit.com. The discussion was sparked by commentary on the Politics Junky Global Dumbing? article, which was inspired by the Politics Junky Barack Obama on...

February 16, 2008

Reich: The rich need to pay higher taxes

Over at Robert Reich's Blog, Reich argues that by getting out of Iraq, letting the Bush tax cuts expire, and increasing taxes on the very rich, we can get rid of the budget deficit, pay down some national debt, and...

February 12, 2008

Is Reagan-Worship Worth It for Conservatives?

Almost every speech delivered by Republican candidates for the presidency has evoked a yearning to return the party to the glory of the Reagan years. While Reagan has virtually been declared a saint by the Republicans, I wonder how wise...

February 8, 2008

Global Dumbing ?

This shit pisses me off. This piece is inspired in part by PolJunk commenter Nikki and partly by the morons at LibertyPundit.com. To give you an idea of what kind of brain power is poised to select, presumably, the Republican...

January 28, 2008

Hillary '0H8! (Why all the Hate?)

Are the reasons people dislike Hillary Clinton also reasons to vote for her? I will openly admit that I am no big fan of Hillary Clinton, nor do I despise her. I find her to be very clever and calculating...

January 23, 2008

The Great Ownership Society (or the Savings and Loan Crisis, Redux?)

As all Americans suffer the fallout of the sub-prime mortgage disaster in one way or another, our nation's leaders in Washington, D.C. are all atwitter as to what should be done about it. Democrats in Congress will be quick to...

January 16, 2008

Are You Experienced?

One of the most common charges levied against Barack Obama and, sometimes, Hillary Clinton as they seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency is that they lack experience. On the one hand, it is perfectly fair to demand to know...

January 15, 2008

Vivi il Fascisimo!

Alex Koppelman posted an interesting interview over at Salon.com with conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg. The piece is very much worth reading because it sheds some light on the inner workings of one of the Right's most influential minds. The interview...

January 6, 2008

McGovern: Bush and Cheney should be impeached

In a Washington Post op-ed - Why I believe Bush must go - George McGovern argues that Bush and Cheney should be impeached. It's a powerful piece, neatly condensing the arguments for impeachment. A must read: As we enter the...

January 3, 2008

Militant gays and their agenda for world domination

Those gays... why do they hate America so much? Why do they want to fundamentally alter the American way of life with their crazy alternative lifestyles? That was me channeling Jim Talent, former Senator from Missouri. He got his ass...

January 2, 2008

One Voice Can Change the World: Yours

Anyone still on the fence regarding Barack Obama should watch this clip. It takes his outstanding Jefferson-Jackson speech and couples it with video footage of the excitement his campaign stops evoke. It's stirring and it's salient. Obama: One Voice...

January 1, 2008

NYT looks back: where's our America?

Yesterday, The New York Times editorial board published a year end editorial - Looking at America - that reflects on the crimes of the Bush administration that came to light in the past year. It's not a pretty picture: There...

From Best of Salon 2007: Repeal Second Amendment

Salon is listing what they think are their best pieces from 2007. This Walter Shapiro piece from April - Repeal the Second Amendment - caught my eye: ... [L]iberals should look at the firearms issue from a long-term perspective, instead...

December 27, 2007

Hilton patriach to donate bulk of fortune

Barron Hilton, grandfather of Paris Hilton, said this week that he plans to donate 97% of his fortune to charity when he dies. 97% of $2.8 billion dollars. That would leave about $84 million after the charitable donations. Which is...

December 7, 2007

Celebrate Jesus: buy more useless shit

Here's your Friday video fun. A new documentary by Morgan Spurlock - of Supersize Me fame - chronicles the efforts of Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping to bring American consumers to their senses in a new documentary,...

November 29, 2007

Oh, the Hypocrisy!

It isn't often that I read Tammy Bruce's right-leaning blog, but Salon.com's link to her site on Tuesday caught my attention. Tammy, to her credit, took the Bush Administration, and Condi Rice in particular, to task over the meeting of...

November 24, 2007

Joy in mudville: Howard is gone

Nobody I read seems to be sad to see John Howard go in Australia. In fact, some seem to be near gleeful - at least pleased. That includes Andrew Sullivan, Joe Romm, and Glenn Greenwald. And Kyoto Protocol supporters everywhere....

Good news: Howard out in Australia

Good news for people who care about the future of the planet: John Howard is no longer Prime Minister in Australia. Labor is in, and the Liberal Party is out. Kevin Rudd, the new Prime Minister, promised to take global...

November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for a lot of things. One of the things I'm thankful for is the Beatles: Happy Thanksgiving....

November 20, 2007

Who does Tom Delay want to "bitch-slap"?

If you guessed Dennis Hastert, you'd be close, but wrong. The Hammer would like to bitch-slap none other than New York Times columnist and Princeton economics professor Paul Krugman. Probably because Krugman insists on brandishing facts and logic when he...

Buffett: Don't be stupid. Keep the estate tax.

Last Wednesday, Warren Buffett testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee. He's still on his pro-taxes on the rich crusade. This time, he's advising the finance committee to retain the estate tax: The resources of society I don't think...

November 19, 2007

Conservative Movie

While perusing the Right side of the blogosphere recently, I encountered the usual smattering of declarations that the Main Stream Media has a leftist agenda. I traded comments with some tool on a conservative website where I tried to explain...

November 16, 2007

Progressives: hating America, one issue at a time

As far as conservatives are concerned, progressives hate America. I prefer the term liberal, but progressive is what we are apparently calling ourselves these days, since Republican propaganda has succeeded in associating the term liberal with child molesters and mass...

November 12, 2007

Olbermann on Torture

Originally posted on our parent site's message board, Keith Olbermann takes it to Bush on torture and how this administration has devolved into a pathetic machine for cover-your-ass. We post Olbermann's Special Commentary from time to time and this one...

Reich: Raising taxes is the only solution

In his Trickle Down or Bottom Up post, Robert Reich writes that the only way to solve our budget and debt woes is to raise taxes on the rich: The only way is to stop obsessing about balancing the budget...

November 11, 2007

Kucinich on Cheney: Impeach the bastard!

The Kucinich sponsored bill that calls for impeaching Vice President Cheney was referred to the Judiciary Committee last week, where it will likely die. On Friday, Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) sent a letter to Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), chair of the...

November 3, 2007

The Alternative Minimum Tax: Coming your way soon?

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) was originally intended to make sure a handful of rich people - 155 families - weren't able to almost avoid paying federal income taxes entirely. That was in 1969. Now, because the AMT isn't indexed...

November 2, 2007

Your kid got ADHD? Get him some weed!

Reason.tv is also highlighting this gem: A Keith Olbermann interview from 2006 with Dr. Claudia Jensen, who advocates for using cannabis as a treatment for ADD and ADHD instead of Ritalin, which is basically speed. And she has some credibility:...

Drew Carey: America's most lovable pothead

Drew Carey is doing a series of public service messages on Reason.tv. It's called the Drew Carey Project. Episode 2 is all about medical marijuana. Best line? "Smell that smell? That's the smell of freedom." I bet you can guess...

November 1, 2007

More on U.S. guns in Mexico

The recent Washington Post piece on U.S. guns arming Mexican drug gangs reminded me: I never did go back and read that 2nd piece in the Christian Science Monitor series I blogged on before. This quote from the CSM article...

October 31, 2007

Did Al Qaeda cause San Francisco earthquake?

When I heard about the earthquake out in San Francisco this morning, the first thing I thought was "What role did Al Qaeda play in triggering the earthquake?" In their coverage of the SoCal wildfires, our good friends at Fox...

October 30, 2007

Harold Ford Proves He's a Loser

There's a lot in this Harold Ford interview that drives me insane, but I am going to focus on Ford's answer to the very first question and how it is an abject lesson in how NOT to respond to a...

October 27, 2007

The Monitor on a carbon tax

They'd rather see a carbon tax than a cap and trade system: Economists agree that the real cost of burning fossil fuels – damage to the environment and health, not to mention the cost of replacing them as they run...

October 25, 2007

Fukuyama: Bush administration has bred anti-Americanism

On "Comment is free", the Guardian's new "group blog", Francis Fukuyama has posted A self-defeating hegemony, on the topic of anti-Americanism around the world. Fukuyama once was a beacon among neoconservatives, and urged both Clinton and Bush to invade Iraq...

October 18, 2007

Mitch McConnell is a liar, and his pants are on fire

Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, has stepped in it this time. Remember the S-CHIP bill that passed the Senate and House with substantial majorities? The one that the monkey in the White House vetoed, even...

October 16, 2007

Institute draft, or get out of Iraq now

12 former U.S. Army captains - all of whom did tours of duty in Iraq - argue in today's Washington Post that unless the country is willing to support a draft, it's time to get out of Iraq. Now: There...

First they dissed MLK, now they're dissing Gore

When Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week (along with the IPCC), I knew conservatives wouldn't be dancing in the street and sending fruit baskets to the Vice President. But I'll have to admit, I was a bit...

October 13, 2007

Rice Putin

According to a recent Associated Press article, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were in Russia on Friday to discuss a missile defense system in eastern Europe. The Americans received a less-than-warm welcome since the...

October 12, 2007

The real legacy of Reaganomics: $9 trillion in debt

While the Republican candidates for president trip all over themselves trying to demonstrate who is more Reaganesque, I think it's worth noting one of the major legacies of the Reagan era: almost $9 trillion dollars in national debt. Before Mr....

"We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say"

The best thing to do with people like Ann Coulter is to ignore them and not give them any credibility by repeating the ignorant blather that they projectile vomit over the airwaves. But sometimes, these comments are just too rich...

October 11, 2007

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. "certainly" tortures

Jimmy Carter was on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer last night. He did not shirk his responsibility to condemn the use of torture by the Bush administration, nor was he afraid to call President Bush a liar: BLITZER: President...

October 10, 2007

Bruce Fein: The Constitution is our birth certificate

Keith Olbermann continues to doggedly pursue the lawlessness of the Bush administration on his show. Countdown is generally a great show, and I hope i's nightly viewer ship will grow well past a million (currently an average of 750,000). Last...

October 9, 2007

Reich: Kill those farm subsidies

Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, agrees with us on the need to eliminate farm subsidies: I've got a way to reduce global poverty, decrease the number of workers crossing our borders illegally, save American taxpayers money, and...

Neal Katyal on the secret torture memos

You may not know who Neal Katyal is, but any lawyer worth his or her salt should. A Yale Law graduate who once clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, he is a professor at Georgetown Law, and last year...

Pay for war? With new taxes? How dare you!

Great commentary from Thomas Friedman this past Sunday on the White House response to a Democrat's suggestion that a tax be levied to pay for the Iraq War: Every so often a quote comes out of the Bush administration that...

October 3, 2007

Wheeee!!! (Look, Mom, I'm a Blackwater Pilot!)

If you haven't heard by now, the Bush Administration has been outsourcing work that used to be performed by uniformed American military personnel to a private outfit called Blackwater. It is important to note that, as a private company, Blackwater's...

Witness the Specularium...

Can I speculate for a minute here? I think you'll find this Daily Show clip a tad bit funny... or, your head might explode, raining down flecks of brain matter on your fellow cube mates. You decide:...

Countrywide: Doing Satan's work

This summer has been filled with news about the subprime meltdown, the resulting market movements, and the inevitable recession that will result from the disintegration of the housing boom. We're seeing the country's housing stock drop in total value for...

September 28, 2007

What you need is a good tasering...

There's nothing more exciting than watching a good, old fashioned tasering. It builds character, and strengthens stomach muscles. So here's your Friday video fun: A woman tasered repeatedly by an overweight Ohio cop: Reasonable commentary from CNN on the topic....

September 26, 2007

Katrina Cottages – A Solution for New Orleans?

I watched the New Orleans Saints lose at home in the Superdome to the Tennessee Titans in the Monday night game. For a minute, I though Rex Grossman had donned a Saints jersey, as the Titans nabbed four interceptions....

September 24, 2007

Hitchens: Gore will get the Nobel

From a Christopher Hitchens piece - Run, Al, Run - in Slate today: On Oct. 12, we shall hear again from Oslo, and I will be very surprised indeed if the peace prize is not awarded to Albert Gore Jr....

Moving On to the Champagne

Resident Bush and his Republican friends are disgusted with the advertisement that MoveOn.org placed in last week's New York Times that suggested General Petraeus might be better called General Betray Us. As Salon's Tim Grieve reports, a total of 72...

Bush simply an embarrassment on global warming

In an attempt to jumpstart negotiations on what will replace the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations is holding "high level" meetings today on addressing climate change. Over 80 heads of state will be attending. True to form, though, President Bush...

September 23, 2007

Private equity managers pay only 15% of their income in taxes

September 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Constitution! We miss you...

September 20, 2007

Krugman's got a blog now, too.

September 8, 2007

Housing crash: there will be no soft landing

September 3, 2007

Fein: The time for a Bush impeachment trial is now

August 30, 2007

Rich making more than ever, taxes lower than ever

August 21, 2007

When everything started to go wrong in this country...?

August 19, 2007

"You're going to look super in a burka!"

August 9, 2007

Raise taxes, cut social security benefits?

August 1, 2007

Funky Town

July 19, 2007

Billionaires should pay more taxes

July 17, 2007

Government revenue, taxes, and the rich

July 14, 2007

Stop calling it a "war on terror"

Fein and Nichols on impeachment

H. Res. 333: 14 sponsors of Cheney Impeachment measure

July 10, 2007

Letter to the Editor re: Live Earth

July 9, 2007

Of Men and Laws

July 7, 2007

Support the troops by bringing them home

July 5, 2007

Bush, the Great Commuter

July 4, 2007

Some other goodness about America

Oh, to be back in the land of coca-cola!

July 3, 2007

Papers roundly condemn Bush on Libby

July 1, 2007

Al Gore for president

June 29, 2007

Who's Been Doing Bong Hits for Jesus?

June 27, 2007

Tearing Down the Wall

June 7, 2007

Libby deserves to serve

June 5, 2007

Use Rove's evil genius for... good?

June 4, 2007

Bush's Legacy, or the White Man's Burden?

May 28, 2007

Illegal immigration: really a priority?

May 27, 2007

Daniel Schorr agrees: walls are stupid

May 19, 2007

Robinson on Gonzales

Survey says: Goodbye, Mr. Gonzales

May 15, 2007

New Directions, For All of Us

May 14, 2007

Giuliani and Ground Zero workers

May 13, 2007

Why you should read Frank Rich

April 26, 2007

Another Brick in the Wall?

Republicans: Just plain bad at government

April 12, 2007

Commandeerin' a Chief

April 3, 2007

A Cult of Personality, In Living Colour

March 12, 2007

My Favorite Con

February 2, 2007

Cheney's daughter: My baby 'is not a prop'

January 16, 2007

Political Correctness, Meet Patriotic Correctness

December 5, 2006

Time for Bush to Face the Music?

November 18, 2006

I'd Rather Listen to Maher

November 9, 2006

Democratic Party like it's 2006.

Don't Cry For Me, Rush Limbaugh

October 27, 2006

Limbaugh Unrelenting in Attacks on Fox

October 22, 2006

Water World, the Sequel: Paranoid in Paraguay

October 18, 2006

Bush Signs Military Commissions Act of 2006

October 12, 2006

Fight For Your Right to Party

September 12, 2006

Olbermann Gets Personal

August 31, 2006

This is a Democracy. Still.

August 29, 2006

Wal-Mart: Always Low Wages, Always...

August 21, 2006

You Say You Want a (Cedar) Revolution...

August 16, 2006

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News...

July 18, 2006

A Country of Men or a Country of Laws?

July 12, 2006

Can't Happen Here

July 6, 2006

Darth Vader Style

June 21, 2006

YOU Are an Enemy Sympathizer!

June 19, 2006

The New Republicans

June 8, 2006

Zarqawi Dead, Insurgency Not

June 5, 2006

GOP Runs the Only Horse They Have Left: Gay Marriage

May 17, 2006

Section 222 of the Federal Communcations Act

May 11, 2006

Playing Chicken With Privacy

May 9, 2006

Crushing on Madeleine Albright

May 8, 2006

Preserving the Kingdom of Fear

May 5, 2006

Hand Over the Keys, Mr. Kennedy

May 4, 2006

Will Bush Say No to Congress?

April 28, 2006

National Anthem in Spanish - So What?

April 27, 2006

Andrew Sullivan on Abortion

April 25, 2006

No Sympathy for the Devil

April 24, 2006

The Inconvenient Messiah

Stop Making Sense

Cynthia McKinney is a Fool

April 21, 2006

Analyze This

Are We in Crisis Mode Yet?

April 20, 2006

Exxon Exec Defends Payout

April 19, 2006

Rove's New Role Questioned

Donkey Punch

April 14, 2006

UPDATE Rummy Must Go – A Roll Call

April 13, 2006

Driving the Straight Talk Express Into the Bullshit Brickwall

Fooled Again – Conservatives in America

April 12, 2006

Sixteen Words You Can't Take Back, or Maybe You Can, But You Shouldn't

Immigration - Giving the GOP a Wedgie

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