Everything Is Awesome!

Politico Magazine ~ Michael Grunwald Well, not everything. But America’s looking much better than you think Good news! The U.S. economy grew at a rollicking 5 percent rate in the third quarter. Oh, and it added 320,000 jobs in November, the best of its unprecedented 57 straight months of private-sector employment growth. Just in time… More Everything Is Awesome!

Report: Sheldon Adelson thinks Ted Cruz is “too right wing” to win the presidency

Vox Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is one of the most important donors in the Republican party. He more-or-less singlehandedly kept Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential hopes alive for months. So it is a big deal that Adelson reportedly dismissed Sen. Ted Cruz, thought to be a top contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, as “too right… More Report: Sheldon Adelson thinks Ted Cruz is “too right wing” to win the presidency

Sunday Talk: The year of living dangerously

Daily Kos On October 1, 2013, in a last-ditch effort to prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable health care coverage,House Republicans loyal to Sen. TedCruz forced a government shutdown for the first time since Bill Clinton hurt Newt Gingrich’s fee-fees in 1995.Or at least that’s what President Obamaand his fellow travelers would have you believe.… More Sunday Talk: The year of living dangerously

Sorry, Republicans: We know exactly ‘what Reagan would do’ about ISIS

This should cause the right-wing noise machine’s collective heads to explode. This concerns how Reagan handled the “Iran-Contra Affair” Daily Kos American hostages have been brutally murdered by terrorists in the Middle East. Other Western captives may suffer the same fate at the hands of the Islamic State. In response, President Obama’s opponents are doing what… More Sorry, Republicans: We know exactly ‘what Reagan would do’ about ISIS

Diagnosing Paul Ryan’s psychopathy: Arrogant, manipulative, deceitful, remorseless

Salon Paul Krugman revealed Ryan’s big con years ago. It’s gotten worse. Why does anyone take him seriously on policy? If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, most definitely has not. In fact, rebranding is pretty much his… More Diagnosing Paul Ryan’s psychopathy: Arrogant, manipulative, deceitful, remorseless

Crossfire Explodes over AZ Bill: ‘Wrapping Your Homophobia Around the Bible!’

Mediaite Crossfire got really heated up Tuesday over the Arizona bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT individuals. Van Jones posed a provocative question to former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: “What is the difference between a business owner saying no blacks are allowed here versus no gays are allowed here?” Cuccinelli dismissed the comparison, but… More Crossfire Explodes over AZ Bill: ‘Wrapping Your Homophobia Around the Bible!’

There was nothing high-minded about the budget deal

The Week – Taegan Goddard Many recent articles have trumpeted the “bipartisan breakthrough” that led to a federal budget deal. Don’t believe any of them. Partisan warfare is very much alive. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a key broker of the budget deal, signaled that a standoff over the debt ceiling is coming soon. Said Ryan: “We, as a… More There was nothing high-minded about the budget deal

Jon Stewart Schooled Tea Partiers For Racist Reactions To Nelson Mandela’s Death

The Huffington Post Jon Stewart kicked off this week’s “Daily Show” by shedding light on some truly odd reactions that some folks had about the passing of Nelson Mandela — including at least one prominent Republican. Newt Gingrich and Ted Cruz, to their credit, offered sincere notes of gratitude for the South African leader’s life… More Jon Stewart Schooled Tea Partiers For Racist Reactions To Nelson Mandela’s Death

Newt Gingrich To Conservatives: ‘What Would You Have Done?’

I don’t often view Newt Gingrich in a favorable light, but this time is an exception… The Atlantic – Ta-Nehisi Coates Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday he was “very surprised” at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nelson Mandela this week, standing by his admiration for Mandela’s “very long,… More Newt Gingrich To Conservatives: ‘What Would You Have Done?’