This is actually quite scary. Between this and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal suggesting Congress should amend the Constitution if the Supreme Court strikes down gay marriage ban, the assault on civil and individual rights from Republicans is facing a more ominous turn than anyone could have imagined… TPM LiveWire Senate Republicans changed the name of the Senate Subcommittee… More GOP Cuts ‘Civil Rights And Human Rights’ From Senate Subcommittee Name
It’s All in a Name Trying a bit too hard It’s Time to #GetCovered The return of ‘Obamacare Kid’ What They Say Versus What They Mean George Will Joins Fox News As Contributor Shutdown May Be Tied to Debt Ceiling Hike Obama cancels part of Asia trip because of shutdown Snowden Is A Finalist For… More Wednesday Blog Roundup – 10-2-2013
The Daily Beast Torture, imprisonment, repression of dissent, murder, disappearances—as the Egyptian regime teeters, dissidents and bloggers look back on three decades of abuses. Pundits and politicians shout “Better the devil you know!” as Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak’s regime nears collapse. Mubarak is hailed for not waging war on Israel, allowing some space for civil society,… More Hosni Mubarak’s Human-Rights Horrors
September 11th is now a political tool for many on the right… TPM Muckraker When the ceremonies conclude in New York City today for the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, some of the commemorators will break off to attend a different kind of rally — one that brings the Islamophobic fervor of the past few… More Bolton & Breitbart To Address Protesters At Today’s Anti-Mosque ‘Rally of Remembrance’
Brewer is truly delusional… Associated Press PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer demanded Friday that a reference to the state’s controversial immigration law be removed from a State Department report to the United Nations’ human rights commissioner. The U.S. included its legal challenge to the law on a list of ways the federal government is… More AZ Gov. Brewer Condemns U.N. Report
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo makes a great point: Is Imam Rauf the Muslim Shirley Sherrod? And do I need a calendar to remember who to hate next week? Foreign Policy – The Cable The State Department’s top spokesman cautioned reporters Tuesday not to take snippets of edited remarks on the Internet by… More State Department compares Park 51 Imam to Shirley Sherrod
The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty has a great article on the Tea Party’s take on “immigration policy”. the site has libertarian views. It questions the true motives of teabaggers who support Arizona’s new immigration law as well as their support for all government intervention when it comes to immigration policies. I made some similar points… More Tread on me only when it comes to immigration?