HYPOCRISY ALERT: Republicans Want The Pope To Stop Inserting Religion Into Politics

ADDICTING INFO Republicans love to pretend that they are the party of Jesus. They work tirelessly at pandering to the Christian-right vote. They believe we should be a nation of laws based upon Christian principles. However, there’s just one thing missing — the Christian principles. If we, as a nation, were to abide by the… More HYPOCRISY ALERT: Republicans Want The Pope To Stop Inserting Religion Into Politics

The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It’s time to abolish it.

Vox If Congress doesn’t act before February 27, the Department of Homeland Security is going to run out of money and go into a partial shutdown. (Eighty-five percent of employees would still be working, but they wouldn’t be getting paid.) Congress doesn’t appear to have a plan for action; as of last week, before it… More The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It’s time to abolish it.

America’s political narcissism: What Rand Paul, Sean Hannity (and even some liberals) forget

Salon The left and right agree that Eric Garner was wronged. That’s good—but here’s what both are using him to talk about Despite its name, one of the defining characteristics of the United States of America has always been its many, many internal divisions. So as the public response to the exonerations of Darren Wilson… More America’s political narcissism: What Rand Paul, Sean Hannity (and even some liberals) forget

The most profound words I’ve heard in quite a while…

…come from an author of comic books and movies based on his characters :   “Your humans slaughter each other because of the color of your skin, or your faith or your politics—or for no reason at all— too many of you hate as easily as you draw breath.”   — Stan Lee, The Uncanny X-Men… More The most profound words I’ve heard in quite a while…

Think Progress: Morning Briefing: May 8, 2012

Think Progress The CIA thwarted an attempt by Al Qaeda to blow up a commercial airplane heading for the United States, according to the National Security Council. CIA agents uncovered the plot, which was supposed to coincide with the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death on May 1. President Obama has given Congress a “to do list” for… More Think Progress: Morning Briefing: May 8, 2012

Most of Obama’s “Controversial” Birth Control Rule Was Law During Bush Years

Tell me again what’s wrong with this administration requiring most employers to cover birth control which the Bush administration also required without the hysterics from those on the Right? In fact some twenty-six states have also implemented the law. So what is the big deal here? Kick! Making Politics Fun says: BTW, did you know… More Most of Obama’s “Controversial” Birth Control Rule Was Law During Bush Years

Occupied Washington

Mother Jones Grotesque income inequality is just a symptom of our larger political disease. A FEW WEEKS AFTER the Occupy Wall Street protests began, we found ourselves having a random conversation with a couple of San Franciscans at a store counter. What were these kids going on about? they asked. Time was tight, the inquiry a pleasantry, really.… More Occupied Washington