Since President Obama proposed a new $10.10 minimum wage in his last State of the Union address, rightbloggers have been sore about it. But out of apparent respect for -- or fear of -- public opinion, they'd been keeping their mouths shut about it till last week. That's when a Congressional Budget ... More >>
Look out, more trouble with Obamacare: It appears when Obama said "If you like your plan, you can keep it," he wasn't telling the whole truth. As the press reported this week, if your plan doesn't meet minimum standards of coverage, and if it isn't "grandfathered" or lost that status by changing its ... More >>
Politics and entertainment have always been intertwined, but with Ann--starring Holland Taylor as Texas Governor Ann Richards--we've almost got a politician as standup comic. Ann, of course, was funny and witty and a little crusty and always seemed to come up with a neat turn of phrase and a sharp ... More >>
The ideologically fluid Mitt Romney surprised a lot of people this weekend by choosing as his Vice-Presidential running mate Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a hardcore conservative best known for frightening off independent voters. Democrats portrayed the choice as a gift. So did rightbloggers, often for ... More >>
Yesterday, Karen de la Carriere memorialized her son, Alexander Jentzsch, who was found dead at a home in Los Angeles on the morning of July 3. He was only 27 years old. Because the Church of Scientology would not give her access to her son's ashes, Karen had rose petals cast on the Pacific Ocean a ... More >>
The black/gay "Kumbaya" moment continues. First we had President Barack Obama support same-sex marriage, followed by the NAACP and a bevy of black leaders getting on the gay rights bandwagon. Then we had Gay Inc support the end of racial profiling. And now we have gay icon Betty White meeting wi ... More >>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently came out in favor of pot policy reform, announcing Monday that he wanted to decriminalize public displays of just less than one ounce of weed. As we reported then, the move was heralded by pretty much everyone, except maybe Republicans in Albany. Just today, the Wall Str ... More >>
For months, the growing probability that Mitt Romney, least acceptably conservative of the Republican Presidential contenders, would face Obama in November made rightbloggers moody and irritable. They've been coming around, but slowly. When Newt Gingrich's supporters attacked Romney's years as a c ... More >>
Phew. At first, it seemed like Mitt Romney wasn't going to sink to Rick Santorum levels to court the religious right -- which would have been super boring for those of us who keep our eyes peeled for cringe-inducing campaigning. Like all Republicans who want to win, however, Mitt has realized tha ... More >>
Who knew Ice-T was a role model? Ice Loves Coco, E!'s new reality show about the rapper/actor and his model/fashion designer wife, makes them look like such a perfect couple that you almost expect them to turn into anime characters and see little cartoon hearts popping above their heads as t ... More >>
Last Sunday, right after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, we did a quick scan of rightblogger responses to the event. The brethren basically felt Obama had nothing to do with it and if he did, it wasn't worth doing. A week has passed. Which means rightbloggers have had time ... More >>
kunstgymszbadde.comWatercolor of Hofbräuhaus around 1919 by fledgling Munich art student Adolf Hitler. He would soon be using the beer hall to stage Nazi rallies. When I was an elementary school student in Minneapolis, German was a required subject. It was a German part of the country, t ... More >>
This just in: Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for the vice presidential office on a major party ticket, has died at age 75. The cause was blood cancer. Ferraro ran with Walter Mondale in 1984 against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; the Ferraro-Mondale ticket lost by a landslide. Fer ... More >>
Say what you will about identity politics, it plays well with crowds. The Sotomayor announcement began with prolonged, joyful applause. "Well, I'm excited too," said Obama. Then he tried to ground things a bit: "Of the many responsibilities granted to the President by the Constitution," he said, ... More >>
Well, just another bailout that didn't work. Brett Favre was supposed to save the New York Jets, which would have made the city's sports fans happy, though not as happy as those Wall Streeters in their stadium skyboxes. But in the middle of a boom — the Jets were 8-3 and seemed a cinch for th ... More >>
Elia Kazan, first to the punch on the pop culture/politics symbiosis
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