The NSA controversy, which continues to develop, has been useful in a lot of ways. It's gotten people talking after a long period of quiet about the surveillance powers of the state -- and whereas the national security state had legions of defenders back in post-9/11 days, in these post-post-9/11 da ... More >>
Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas." It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>
The day-to-day business of rightblogging -- harrying Susan Rice, cheering on congressional Republicans, and so forth -- is not very satisfying to us, nor (apparently, from their tedious writing on those subjects) to them. So we were happy for them and for ourselves when some recent reports showed t ... More >>
Last week's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA, aka Obamacare, aka TreasonHitlerStalin) caught nearly everyone by surprise. Among rightbloggers, most of whom had filled balloons and strung festive banners for a big post-overturn victory party, the scenes of shock and ho ... More >>
Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at least 70,000 people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to break the union. Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people tur ... More >>
We always knew the Tea Party had interest in other races, but it appears they're now making a full effort to go after them, right out in the open.
Was last night a particularly strange episode of Countdown, or is Keith Olbermann always like this? While often difficult to watch the screamy liberal pundit get unilaterally screamy and stunningly hypocritical, Keith Olbermann is often correct about certain things and often has very smart pe ... More >>
You may have heard that the Geico voiceover guy's melodious baritone will be heard no more... at least not alongside that adorable Aussie gecko. DC Douglas, the now ex-employee of the national car insurer, was fired Wednesday after he left a less-than-PC voicemail for Tea Party organizers FreedomW ... More >>