[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Last week President Obama, who had been threatening to issue a new executive order on immigration, suddenly backed off, saying he'd revisit the subject after the elections. This seems transparently political to us and everyone e ... More >>
Last week's Mississippi GOP Senatorial primary was a doozy: the incumbent, challenged by a Tea Party nut for not being right-wing enough, invited black Democrats to protect themselves from said nut by crossing party lines and voting against him the Republican incumbent, which they did, securing the ... More >>
From the med schools in Grenada to the deserts of Iraq, once upon a time conservatives were eager to invade foreign countries. But as you may have noticed, in recent years they've affected a more dovish approach to foreign policy; claiming to be repulsed by the reckless foreign adventurism of the O ... More >>
Well, the government shutdown drags on, and poll numbers are horrific for Republicans and the rightbloggers who love them. Gallup showed the party's approval rating dropping 10 points in a month to 28%. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans, according to a new Zogby poll, were at 13% approval. The sh ... More >>
Last Saturday marked Record Store Day, a global celebration that encourages folks to head down to their local record store and buy some vinyl. Pleasantly, the initiative has done wonders for local businesses. Besides boosting sales, Record Store Day also offers an invaluable service to writers: It p ... More >>
Last week we learned that a White House official got into an argument with Bob Woodward. Woodward is the biggest name in Washington journalism; he has survived seven Administrations (counting the one he helped take down with his Watergate reporting), and will probably continue to publish bestsellers ... More >>
Last Tuesday was the State of the Union address, in which the President laid out a bunch of plans and Republicans denounced them. Rightbloggers got into this with the aplomb you'd expect. But when rising GOP star Marco Rubio had a comical moment in his official Republican response, and people had ... More >>
Last week, upon learning that an anti-Islamic film existed, extremists in several Arab cities rampaged, and in Benghazi killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton denounced both the violence and the film, and Libyan authorities apprehended so ... More >>
In years to come, rightbloggers will tell their grandchildren many stories of the glorious summer of twenty-twelve. They'll tell 'em how they warned America about the socialist menace of the Olympics. They'll tell 'em how, in the wake of the Aurora shooting, they defended assault weapons against Dem ... More >>
Back during the Tea Party heyday, months ago, rightbloggers would applaud the guys and gals in tricorners who gathered in public to protest the "ruling class" that, they said, was destroying America, and agitate for a new Revolution. The Tea Party seems to be fading, and now we have Occupy Wall Str ... More >>
We could only make it about a minute into this thing, but perhaps you'll have better luck? The Tea Party apparently has comedians now, including this guy Eric Golub. Sample quote: "The left should love Sarah Palin. She has a beautiful, adorable special needs child... For that reason alone, the lef ... More >>
Following a win in New York's Senate last week on same-sex marriage, the Rhode Island Senate took up Civil Unions last night and passed the measure 21 to 16, which Reuters reports the governor is expected to sign. It was the second win on legal partnership in less than a week for equality act ... More >>
Oprah Winfrey told an audience last week, "I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me" about the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but no confession exists at the moment, despite the proliferation of lies on the internet. False reports are currently making the r ... More >>
In the age of publishing directly to the Internet, often with little or no editing, sometimes embarrassing things end up underneath the logo of otherwise legitimate news organizations. Though where the Washington Times fits on the legitimacy scale is arguable (see: Sun Myung Moon), a post on ... More >>
Credit: Kyle T. Webster The outrageous behavior of Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal directed at WikiLeaks represents a much greater threat to America than any of the alleged security breaches from Julian Assange. These companies moved to cut off WikiLeaks' ability to collect donations and dist ... More >>
You may have noticed the controversy over last week's Voice cover story, "White America Has Lost Its Mind" by Steven Thrasher. The story has drawn at this writing more than a thousand comments, many of them devoted to proving Thrasher's proposition by example. Among the more choice reader contribu ... More >>
Day 9, Evening Edition. D.C. Drama up in this: Washington Post media columnist Howard Kurtz has (super) 'Reliable Sources' while The Washington Times was purchased by the Moonies for the high price of $1, and also, my Journolist-Leaker Theories are back, kinda. Elsewhere, the New York Times still ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told an auditorium full of Young Republicans yesterday that the NYPD was never consulted by the Justice Department about the 9/11 trials. In a speech to the New York Young Republican Club, Kelly said that neither he nor Mayor Bloomberg were told that the trials w ... More >>
And you thought you were going to get through another holiday -- whoops, we mean Jesus Christmas -- without getting caught in the O'Reillyesque crossfire of culture war. Fox News has this breaking news: "Children's Books Use Christmas to Push Global Warming Agenda." Apparently there's a book called ... More >>
Barack Obama voted in Chicago a little while ago, and we got this candid snap through a periscope and a screendoor. The thing in the lower left hand corner is a timestamp. The Washington Times says that Bill Ayers preceded Obama at the polling station. "Your pooler confirmed his identity after yell ... More >>
Big Bush speech creates campaign atmosphere in D.C.
NSA whistle-blower wants to tell congress, but they don't have clearance to hear
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GOP operatives happy that public thinks social security is broken
Her sticky issue: Is she or is she not running for president in 2008?
Repubs and Dems fight for the conservative base
The American empire goes for brokeand it could be heading that way
The weirdest job in PR: reflections on life as a 'terrorist' spokesman
The United Nations is useless to blacks in Darfur. China will veto any meaningful action.
A closer look at an ugly issue
The Defense Secretary on the 'Old' Europe: Who Needs It?
The Pentagon's Ever-Changing War Stories
Is the War on Graffiti an Extreme Makeover?
Vast Conspiracy Sees Clark, Fears Clintons
A Great Day for America
Sharpton Jumps In With Federal Suit
Whatever happened to the social-guidance film?
Chuck D's Same Old Song?
Wingers nail Veep