Rand Paul-Supporting Head-Stomper Charged With Assault

This post has been revised.  Initially, I wrote something about Rand Paul supporting the “head-stomper”.  That was an error. My over-zealous reaction to the above headline was an error.  New York Magazine Tim Profitt, the Kentucky man and since-dropped Rand Paul campaign coordinator videotaped stomping on a Paul protester’s head last week, has been charged with… More Rand Paul-Supporting Head-Stomper Charged With Assault

The Top 10 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

Huffington Post Regardless of the outcome of the 2010 elections, the Tea Party has already made history by spawning the craziest crop of political candidates America has ever seen. Judge for yourself by reading this assemblage of Tea Party wisdom on everything from Nazi reenactments and violent revolutions to masturbation, witchcraft, and mice with human… More The Top 10 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

Divided We Fail (NYT Editorial by Paul Krugman)

New York Times – Paul Krugman Barring a huge upset, Republicans will take control of at least one house of Congress next week. How worried should we be by that prospect? Not very, say some pundits. After all, the last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period… More Divided We Fail (NYT Editorial by Paul Krugman)

Rally To Restore Sanity Attendance Estimated in Hundreds of Thousands

  The Huffington Post The Rally to Restore Sanity has come to a close, and crowd estimates are beginning to trickle in. It is clear that a huge number of people attended the event (see photos from the rally here), but the calculations vary among sources. According to CBS News, 215,000 people showed up for… More Rally To Restore Sanity Attendance Estimated in Hundreds of Thousands

U.S. Searches for More Suspicious Cargo

Daily Beast  Yemeni officials have detained a female medical student in her 20s who is suspected of sending explosive to the U.S. on cargo planes.  The hunt is also on for Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a 28-year-old bomb mastermind working with al Qaeda’s Yemen branch.  Asiri is linked to both this plot and last year’s failed Christmas Day underwear bomber… More U.S. Searches for More Suspicious Cargo

Did Breitbart Lie About ABC Election Night Role?

When I first heard this news I was as angry as any progressive/liberal could be.  How dare ABC hire Andrew Breitbart as an election night consultant?  As it turns out, “Liar, Liar Pants On Fire” Breitbart was at it again… News Hounds Andrew Breitbart, the Fox News darling already known as a proven liar and rightwing propagandist (is… More Did Breitbart Lie About ABC Election Night Role?

Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far)

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says: “When you look at things that will last, Obama has more notches on the political belt.” Obama’s Achievements Center Arts and Culture   Increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to the highest level since 1992. ref, ref, ref Created an artist corps for public schools. ref… More Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far)

Eight False Things The Public “Knows” Prior To Election Day – Reality Check (Redux)

Campaign For America’s Future Here are eight of the biggest myths that are out there that Tea Partiers and the GOP (one in the same, actually…) are spreading: 1) President Obama tripled the deficit. Reality: Bush’s last budget had a $1.416 trillion deficit. Obama’s first budget reduced that to $1.29 trillion. 2) President Obama raised… More Eight False Things The Public “Knows” Prior To Election Day – Reality Check (Redux)