Politics makes us stupid

I’m a die-hard fan of Gene Lyons and here’s why: Arkansas Times Like sex, politics makes almost everybody stupid. With a presidential election in the offing, Americans are increasingly inclined to divide into rival tribes contemptuous of the “other.” It often seems that the higher the stakes, the more foolish the national dialogue. Sometimes it feels as… More Politics makes us stupid

Movers And Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order To Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman

Think Progress I’d say that the authorities in my town are “not bad at all…” Yesterday, a Deutsche Bank branch in Atlanta had requested the eviction of Vita Lee, a 103-year-old Atlanta woman, and her 83-year-old daughter. Both were terrified of being removed from their home of 53 years and had no idea where they’d… More Movers And Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order To Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman

Condoleezza Rice Says America Will Never Be Race Blind

The premise is no surprise, but the statement coming from Republican, Condoleezza Rice is… The Root Citing a black president, two black secretaries of state and progress for African Americans beyond what her grandparents ever thought would be possible, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on a Thanksgiving edition of Face the Nation that America may… More Condoleezza Rice Says America Will Never Be Race Blind

Did We Just Get A Preview Of The General Election?

TPM2012 When you piece it all together, Monday may have provided a potential preview of the general election, with Democratic officials and Mitt Romney engaged in an all-day food fight over the Republican frontrunner’s history of shifting positions. The DNC started things off with a limited 30-second ad buy in swing states on “Mitt vs. Mitt,” focusing… More Did We Just Get A Preview Of The General Election?

Cain’s Camp: ‘We Want A Virgin To Do A Hooker’s Job’

Huh? The Huffington Post Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s Arizona state chairman defended him against allegations that he had a 13-year affair with Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White. Lori Klein, an Arizona state Senator, told CBS News that she has known him for 12 years and he’s “never been anything but a gentleman — and I am not an unattractive… More Cain’s Camp: ‘We Want A Virgin To Do A Hooker’s Job’

Republicans Should ‘Shut Up’ On Immigration If They Want To Win Latino Voters, Pollster Says

So, let me get this straight…pollsters are saying that if Republicans don’t mention their collective stance on the immigration issue, Latinos will vote for them.  Are pollsters that dumb to think that Latinos don’t know the general GOP stance on the immigration issue? The Huffington Post Republicans could be hurting their general election chances by… More Republicans Should ‘Shut Up’ On Immigration If They Want To Win Latino Voters, Pollster Says

Stewart: Is Fox News ‘turning into The 700 Club?’

No, in my opinion Fox News is more on the opposite end of that spectrum… The Raw Story Annoyed over Fox News attacking President Barack Obama for not saying “God” in his Thanksgiving Address, Jon Stewart asked Monday evening if the network was “turning into The 700 Club?” The Daily Show host took the network to task… More Stewart: Is Fox News ‘turning into The 700 Club?’

Banks May Have Illegally Foreclosed On 5,000 Members Of The Military

Think Progress For months, major banks have been dealing with the fallout of the “robo-signing” scandal, following reports that the banks were improperly foreclosing on homeowners and, in many instances, falsifying paperwork that they were submitting to courts. Banks have been forced to go back and re-examine foreclosures to ensure that homeowners did not lose… More Banks May Have Illegally Foreclosed On 5,000 Members Of The Military

Some of Barney Frank’s Best Lines (and Worst Moments)

When I heard Rep. Barney Frank was not going to run for re-election in 2012, I was sorely disappointed.  Frank was one of our smartest and wittiest Congressmen. Mother Jones has compiled some clips from Representative Barney Franks best and worst lines while in Congress… Mother Jones On Monday, Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) made the surprise announcement that he… More Some of Barney Frank’s Best Lines (and Worst Moments)