In a recent discussion with a friend, I mentioned how news pundits constantly use the phrase: “Our country has not been so ideologically divided since the Civil War.” My friend’s question was “why the Civil War analogy…? The following piece tends to address this question. Salon Lincoln’s unfinished war rages on, as the neo-Confederacy tries to… More Welcome to the new Civil War
The proposal by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now officially a GOP presidential candidate, for President Obama to “put a moratorium on all regulations” seems like pure, unadulterated insanity. That would mean no food inspections; no clean air; Wall Street repeating the same horrible things that nearly brought us to the brink of an economic disaster… More Perry Reveals Plan For Total U.S. Anarchy: ‘Put A Moratorium On All Regulations’
Unfortunately, members of Congress and the Senate are allowed to correct anything sumbitted for the Congressional Record. The Week The Arizona Republican wildly exaggerated the family planning group’s abortion record. Now he’s striking his statement from the congressional record. Best Opinion: Village Voice, TIME, Examiner.com Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) faced anger and ridicule after claiming earlier this… More Should Jon Kyl get to erase his ‘Planned Parenthood lies’?
Gingrich In 2004: ‘You Can’t Flip-Flop And Be Commander-In-Chief’ Huffington Post Now that Newt Gingrich understands that his past statements are going to extensively mined for evidence of flipping and flopping, it makes sense that suddenly, a whole bunch of his old tweets have been sent down the memory hole. Here’s Juli Weiner: Long before… More Newt Gingrich’s Disappearing Tweets
The White House Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It was a busy week on the 18 acres, with President Obama welcoming the nation’s governors, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House. The First Lady and Education Secretary… More West Wing Week: “Green Eggs and Governors”