Sarah Palin’s American lobotomy: The Republicans keep making us dumber, and not even Stephen Colbert can save us

Sarah Palin, Tina Fey (Credit: Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich/NBC) SALON This last election cycle has revealed an increasing divide over how segments of the population understand political issues. According to Pew, “Partisan polarization – the vast and growing gap between Republicans and Democrats – is a defining feature of politics today.”  The problem is not simply connected to… More Sarah Palin’s American lobotomy: The Republicans keep making us dumber, and not even Stephen Colbert can save us

Memo To Media: Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Not Primarily About Politics

THINK PROGRESS The most important benefits of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan do not involve either President Obama or his “legacy” — seriously, New York Times? The Clean Power Plan is primarily about public health and preserving a livable climate by reducing carbon pollution from the dirtiest coal plants. It is directly aimed at improving… More Memo To Media: Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Not Primarily About Politics

The GOP’s stupid chain: From GOP staffer, to Breitbart, to Rand Paul

No words… Daily Kos Posted 2-20-2003 As we found out earlier today, the GOP belief that Chuck Hagel had been on the payroll of an organization called “Friends of Hamas” crashed and burned when it turned out to be a bad joke that conservative morons took seriously. Like their unshakable belief in “skewed polls”, Republicans consistently cling to… More The GOP’s stupid chain: From GOP staffer, to Breitbart, to Rand Paul

Jobs Report Covered Through 2012 Election Lens, Media Not Focused On Impact To American People

In my opinion, the media needs to report the real news and not just what’s happening in Washington or who gave the most millions to the latest super-pac. So yes, I completely agree with the HuffPo’s Michael Calderone‘s article… The Huffington Post Romney’s up. Obama’s down. That’s the takeaway from much of Friday’s media coverage of… More Jobs Report Covered Through 2012 Election Lens, Media Not Focused On Impact To American People

Current TV Files a Blistering Countersuit Against Fired Anchor Keith Olbermann

Poor Keith Olbermann, he even admitted that he “screwed up” just taking the job over at Current TV.  The saga continues… The Daily Beast The network excoriates its fired anchor by painting him as an arrogant and uncooperative slacker. Howard Kurtz on the latest round in the legal war. Moving a day after Olbermann sued… More Current TV Files a Blistering Countersuit Against Fired Anchor Keith Olbermann

Right-wing press demands liberal media repeat “Occupy shooter” smear

Right -Wing Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of wackos and nuts… Salon How a disturbed would-be presidential assassin became another bizarre conservative meme Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez tried to kill President Barack Obama, by firing a gun at the White House, and one would think that that combination of “hating Obama” and “using a gun” would make… More Right-wing press demands liberal media repeat “Occupy shooter” smear

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Questions Whether Race is a factor in the debt ceiling talks…does she have a point?

Discussing race in this country is such a divisive topic that most people would rather deny its existence or at least sweep it under the rug and discuss it at a later date.  In my years online, I have learned to stay away from the topic in general discussion forums.  People will attack you as… More Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Questions Whether Race is a factor in the debt ceiling talks…does she have a point?

Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal becomes U.S. political issue

It appears to me that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg in the News International/News Corp scandal.  With the Obama administration’s FBI and Department of Justice poised to investigate the American side of any possible breaking of the law by Murdoch’s publications here, one can only imagine the blow-back from Fox News’ conservative… More Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal becomes U.S. political issue