Late Night Blog Roundup

President Obama declares end to combat mission in Iraq Tonight, President Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office to mark the offic.. Orrin Hatch’s defense of Park51 Adam Serwer of the American Prospect is guest blogging on The Plum Line this week. A.. Underestimating the American Taliban’s violent tendencies Andrew Sullivan : The difference is… More Late Night Blog Roundup

White Fright

First, I’d like to give the author of this article, Mr. Christopher Hitchens, my sincere wish that he becomes a survivor of the cancer he is suffering from.  Secondly, I have not seen an article like this written anywhere.  It’s a must read: Slate – By Christopher Hitchens Glenn Beck’s rally was large, vague, moist, and… More White Fright

Ohio Tea Party Survey To Candidates: Reject Gay Rights, Let God Deal With Climate Change

Dear God!  What is wrong with these people?” Think Progress Yesterday, after soliciting input from the GOP base, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced that “the long-awaited Republican manifesto” will be released after lawmakers return to Washington in September. One part of that base that has been particularly vocal and influential is the Tea… More Ohio Tea Party Survey To Candidates: Reject Gay Rights, Let God Deal With Climate Change

Clear Majority of Americans Favor Federal Spending to Create Jobs, Letting Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Firedoglake – By Blue Texan I’m not sure who Team Obama and the DNC is listening to, but if they listen to the American people, maybe their prospects wouldn’t look so bleak in November. Check out these results from the latest Newsweek poll (h/t Walker). 15. Which ONE of the following do you think should have… More Clear Majority of Americans Favor Federal Spending to Create Jobs, Letting Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Sharron Angle’s Plan For Education: Eliminate All Of It

Think Progress Speaking at a forum for the right-wing Steamboat Institute last week, Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle effectively declared that public schools should cease to exist. Early in her speech, Angle reiterated her belief that America should abolish the federal Department of Education because education is “better taken care of at the state level.” Yet,… More Sharron Angle’s Plan For Education: Eliminate All Of It

Bush White House willfully left Plamegate leaker’s emails unrestored: watchdog

Raw Story Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington might not really be composed of superheroes but many agree that — through the years — CREW has done a kickass job exposing corruption by both Democrats and Republicans, despite often being derided as partisan. “Top aides to President George W. Bush seemed unconcerned amid multiple… More Bush White House willfully left Plamegate leaker’s emails unrestored: watchdog

The deeper import of Beck’s rally: Wedding the Tea Parties and the Religious Right

Let me repeat the most important part of the headline in this post:   “Wedding the Tea parties and the Religious Right…” While most progressive pundits are complaining that Beck “sounded like a televangelist, and that Beck’s crowd didn’t reach over 90,000 people, it appears they are missing the root cause or purpose of the rally.  Bush… More The deeper import of Beck’s rally: Wedding the Tea Parties and the Religious Right

Democracy, Corrupted

Crooks & Liars In Tennessee, ten candidates file suit after discovering widespread voter disenfranchisement in the August 5th primary.  In Houston, 10,000 voting machines and associated data spontaneously combusts, incinerating the machines and tapes, and leaving a right-wing Republican’s allegations of voter fraud standing with nothing to prove or disprove them. In South Carolina, ES&S… More Democracy, Corrupted

AP IMPACT: US wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq

Raw Story AP IMPACT: Hundreds of abandoned, incomplete projects as US hands off to Iraqis. A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children’s hospital goes unused in the south. A $100 million waste water treatment system in Fallujah has cost three times more than projected, yet sewage… More AP IMPACT: US wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq

When will Park51 opponents denounce anti-mosque mania?

Washington Post -The Plumline You’d think that opponents of an Islamic community center near Ground Zero who want to avoid accusations of Islamophobia might want to further their credibility by speaking out against the disturbing number of recent anti-Muslim incidents elsewhere in the country. On Saturday, there was an attempted arson at the construction site of an Islamic… More When will Park51 opponents denounce anti-mosque mania?