Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President.
How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel is a former Republican Senator, so you would expect Republicans to appreciate the gesture. Or you would if you lived in the earlier, simpler time before rightbloggers. In our current era, alas, nothing proposed by the Kenyan Pretender ... More >>
The more Mitt Romney refuses to provide his tax returns except for 2010 and 2011 (the latter is forthcoming), the more editorialists are foaming at the mouth about the shady absurdity of his evasions under pressure.
Here are some highlights of what's been written.
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Last week President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to pass the DREAM Act, sort of enacted DREAM Lite himself, temporarily allowing young illegal immigrants who'd come here as kids off the deportation hook.
Mainstream conservative reaction ranged from discomfiture -- because Republicans had be ... More >>
Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them.
At this writing, there s ... More >>
Last Tuesday a Democrat came from behind to win a special election in New York's overwhelmingly Republican 26th Congressional District. Kathy Hochul's surge coincided with heavy, issue-specific campaign advertising, reminding NY-26 voters that Republicans in Congress supported a plan to turn Medicar ... More >>
If you've quit paying attention to the Tucson shooting case, first of all, congratulations. Here is what you've missed: The nearly-assassinated Democratic Congresswoman is getting better, and the public discussion of her shooting is getting worse.
There's just too much nonsense being circulated to ... More >>
This weekend we got another fat load of WikiLeaks, based on purloined diplomatic cables to and from the U.S. State Department. As happened when Julian Assange's muckraking endeavor leaked U.S. military data from Iraq earlier this year, conservatives are outraged, and some call, as before, for the ex ... More >>
The national Republican battle over the race to replace Secretary of the Army Bill Owen in the House ratcheted up this week, with conservative icon (and former House ideological purity enforcer) Newt Gingrich injecting himself on behalf of Republican social moderate Dede Scozzafava.
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Today Sarah Palin announced that she would not seek a second term as Governor of Alaska -- in fact, she will resign her position and step down at the end of the month. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnel will then be sworn in as Governor.
The 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential candidate didn't take questions; loca ... More >>
Clarity Media Group specializes in hiring a bunch of bloggers as "examiners" (if "hiring" is the right word, considering what they pay) to staff its low-cost Examiner papers, and is run by a Jesus freak. Now we learn Clarity has bought William Kristol's rightwing opinion spigot, The Weekly Standard, ... More >>
The first line of promoted blogger Ross Douthat's latest column for the Times: "The case of Dr. George Tiller, murdered just over a week ago in the lobby of his church, helps explain why so many people believe that abortion should be available at any stage of pregnancy." He goes on to say that many ... More >>
Bill Moyers talks with two Times reporters last September about Wall Street's meltdown.
Almost lost amid the usual knee-jerk preaching to the choir that is the 21st century Nation are a couple of excellent stories — one of them scolds Barack Obama for relying on such dubious characters as e ... More >>