As the Benghazi prosecution appears to fizzle, rightbloggers have sought to replace it with a pair of new scandalettes concerning the IRS and the Associated Press.
We think they show a disappointing lack of imagination. In the far-flung meth labs of the right, fresher outrages are cooking that Amer ... More >>
Last week NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay -- spectacularly, in the pages of Sports Illustrated. He did so not because he had been arrested in a men's room or outed by a news site, but because, as he told SI, he wanted to "start the conversation" that would make it easier for young gay athle ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg this afternoon appeared on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports to defend his proposed ban on sugary beverages sold in containers larger than 16 ounces. During his appearance, the mayor made a pretty interesting/false claim."We're not taking away anybody's right to do things," the ma ... More >>
With all the recent women's health controversies -- Komen/Planned Parenthood, contraception in Catholic hospitals, and Virginia's plan to wand women who want abortions -- and their potential to steer women's votes away from Republicans, you'd think conservatives would prefer to get back to talking a ... More >>
When Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle last week to become the GOP nominee in the Delaware Senatorial race, a clown car pulled up and several bizarre O'Donnell quotes came piling out. The most famous of these, so far, are probably her remarks on the sure-fire comedy topics of masturbation and Sat ... More >>
It's been awhile since we've talked about the rightbloggers' attitude toward President Obama. In a way, it hasn't changed since 2008: They still hate him, and with a ferocity that trumps all reason.
You need only scan their blogs to see this. When the Polish President's plane went down in Russia th ... More >>
The Democrats just won a cloture vote on the Obama jobs bill. Frank Lautenberg was out sick, and Ben Nelson voted against, so they needed some Republican backup, and got it from Republicans Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Kit Bond, George Voinovich, and newcomer Scott Brown.
This was just a v ... More >>
On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first.
Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>
This week Time magazine had an interesting feature on the Obama Administration's alleged realization that it needed to strike back at "what the White House believes to be misleading or simply false claims..." You have to wonder what took them so long -- and whether such a counter-attack could pos ... More >>
A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that President Obama, in the middle of a contentious health-care debate, has a 57 percent approval rating. This sounds pretty good till you get to the spin: it's 12 points lower than it was in April. Hence, "Polls Show It's Time for Democrats to Drop ... More >>
OK, everyone else has this thing so here you go. Hillary Clinton, as you already heard, told some kid in Kinshasa who asked (or was mistranslated to ask) what her husband thought about these international matters she unaccountably wanted to worry her pretty little head about, and the U.S. Secretar ... More >>
We thought he looked shaky in early rounds, but it seems Vanity Fair intern Thomas Kaplan has made it through a second day locked in a small room (he calls it a closet) watching cable news -- specifically CNBC, today. "5 p.m.--done!" he tweets. "Your screaming couldn't break me, CNBC! I will be back ... More >>
Upheaval in Iran was the big news last week. A disputed election, massive demonstrations in the capital, the prospect of revolution -- heady stuff, certainly, and enough to shift the attention of even casual current events followers away from domestic politics.
Well, not entirely. President Oba ... More >>
In earlier Obama days, when the market was tanking, rightbloggers talked about the "Obama Dow Jones Death Watch," "Change we cannot afford," "DOW Collapse Signaling Fear of Socialist as President?" etc. Politics West huffed that Obama, "has essentially never been an investor," and that he and hi ... More >>