Colin Powell Has A Pretty Good Suggestion For Fixing Voter ID Laws

The Huffington Post Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday said that black voters should vote lawmakers who support voter ID restrictions out of office. Powell, who served as secretary of state under George W. Bush, said that he was troubled by the voter ID laws, but that that they were “hurdles that we… More Colin Powell Has A Pretty Good Suggestion For Fixing Voter ID Laws

Congressman Suggests Obama ‘Signaled’ To Terrorists That It Was Okay To Capture Foley

“Franks is just throwing red meat to his base of Obama-haters. This has nothing to do with logic, sense, or critical thinking skills.” ~ Comment section of TP Think Progress On Friday, a Republican congressman implied that the Obama administration’s decision to swap five Taliban officials for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without… More Congressman Suggests Obama ‘Signaled’ To Terrorists That It Was Okay To Capture Foley

Shaking Up CNN

Mario Piperni channeled my thoughts on CNN’s programming and the media in general. More on CNN’s  problems can be found here. Mario Piperni CNN doesn’t need a shake up in their leadership, they need a shake up in their programming. I’m tired of all the partisan hacks — including John King and Wolf Blizter. About… More Shaking Up CNN

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

Repealing ‘Obamacare’ Would Explode Debt, Says Government Auditor

I just wonder how the GOP in Congress can be so myopic when it comes to the Affordable Care Act and its overall capacity to insure millions of Americans?  In an effort to make Barack Obama a “one-term president” they seem to not care about the debt and what repealing the ACA would do to it. TPMDC A new… More Repealing ‘Obamacare’ Would Explode Debt, Says Government Auditor

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience

This comes as no surprise.  Yet, Chertoff claims that he made no profit from advocating for the current scanner systems now used by the TSA. Huffington Post After last month’s plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States aboard a cargo plane, former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff’s whiskerless visage was ubiquitous on cable… More Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience