This is very sad…what have we wrought…? Huffington Post KABUL, Afghanistan — Drug addicts as young as a month old. Mothers who calm their children by blowing opium smoke in their faces. Whole communities hooked on heroin with few opportunities for treatment. Use of opiates such as heroin and opium has doubled in Afghanistan in… More Huffington Post: Whole Communities Hooked On Heroin In Afghanistan
This is an interesting concept, thanks Newsweek. There are only two ways to balance a budget in the red: raising taxes, which Tea Partiers vehemently oppose, and cutting spending. But what spending should be cut? Defense and veterans spending, which accounts for 54 percent of the federal budget? It would be pretty hard to merge that… More Why Doesn’t the Media Interrogate Tea Partiers’ Beliefs?
As I read this, I have to wonder, is there a silent revolt going on over at Fox News? O’Reilly and Van Susteren could just be anomalies in their attempts to let “truth” peek out through the muck and mire of distortion, dishonesty and delusion. Let’s see if this effort to find an iota of… More Challenging Beck’s Claim That ‘We Don’t Like Soccer,’ Fox’s Van Susteren Asks, ‘Who’s The We?’
Well, the Mississippi Governor has had a change of heart… Think Progress Last week, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) complained about a proposed escrow account that BP will fund in order to pay out claims resulting from its oil spill. Barbour claimed that it would cause BP to lose profits. “[I]t bothers me to talk about… More Barbour backtracks on opposition to BP escrow account: ‘I think the President was smart.’
It’s always fun when one of my favorite political blogs call out the GOP for their incessant gaffes and half-hearted apologies. TPMDC has a great compilation. Check it out!
Bill Kristol doesn’t have a great track record on predictions or punditry. He has tried, and tried and tried to tell the world how things will or should be, but Kristol has been wrong on almost everything that he says. That’s an amazing track record! Think Progress Last week, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) apologized to BP CEO… More Kristol: ‘It’s not healthy for the country…for the President to bully’ BP.
This is good news for the man who was punished by the GOP for accepting stimulus money from Obama and also for hugging Obama during one of Obama’s campaign trips to Florida. Charlie Crist was never one of my favorite politicians, but I’m glad that he’s ahead, just to let the GOP know they are… More Crist Widens Lead in Three-Way Senate Race
Huffington Post WASHINGTON — It’s not easy crafting an agenda for the fall elections. Just ask Republicans in Congress. They set up a website to solicit ideas, only to see liberals flood it with distinctly un-Republican suggestions. When Republicans invited the public to rank proposals online, critics lampooned the effort for small-bore notions such as… More New Republican Agenda, Or Lack Of One, Divides Party