THE RAW STORY Earlier this week, NPR host Diane Rehm asked Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is competing for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, whether he is an Israeli-American dual citizen (he isn’t). What was less noticed was the dialoguebetween Rehm and Sanders afterward, where they discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sanders went on to explain… More Bernie Sanders: ‘I’m not a great fan’ of Benjamin Netanyahu
Think Progress A Detroit-area homeowner who shot in the face a 19-year-old girl at his door will be charged with murder, Wayne County prosecutors announced Thursday. The charges include murder in the second degree, which carries a term of up to life in prison; a manslaughter charge with a maximum term of 15 years in… More Homeowner Who Shot Girl Seeking Help At His Door Charged With Murder
The Huffington Post Poynter’s Craig Silverman released his annual roundup of the year’s biggest media errors and corrections on Sunday. The President Obama/Osama Bin Laden gaffe topped Silverman’s list for the biggest typo of 2011. In the wake of Obama’s Sunday night announcement on May 1st, media organizations scrambled to break news of Osama Bin Laden’s death. For… More Poynter’s Biggest Media Corrections Of 2011
This video really does a great job explaining the earth’s population growth to 7 billion people in such a short period of time… Mario Piperni One of the hypothesis concerning the origin of modern humans is that we emerged out of Africa 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. By 1804, there were 1 billion of us… More 7 Billion and Counting
The crazy thing about the Congressional GOP is that they still expect to get the White House, a majority in the Senate, as well as maintaining their majority in the House in the 2012 election. This is preposterous. They are counting on the mood of the country who polls show are extremely dissatisfied with Obama. What… More Breaking Their Promise To Focus On Job Creation, House GOP Proposes Slashing Job Training Programs
James O’Keefe is another GOP bottom feeder who will undoubtedly fall from grace with the GOP at some point in his corrupt, shady career. Mediaite Conservative film- and troublemaker James O’Keefe does little to dissuade animosity from the left, though after a series of faux pas has left him adrift as ideological allies question who… More James O’Keefe’s Endless Flirtation With Disgrace Continues In New Playboy Feature
I’m wondering why the GOP in the House and Senate keep breaking their promises to “The American People”. That phrase, “The American People” is tossed around by each and every one of them when discussing legislation or Obama’s policies. The problem is, the GOP (and a lot of Blue Dog Dems) in congress care nothing about ALL… More On Budget Deal, House Republicans Once Again Prepare To Break Their Own 72-Hour Rule
I have no doubt that the Republicans won their standoff with Obama on Friday night. I also have no doubt that the POTUS’ re-election efforts will not be as easy as it was nearly four years ago. Rachel Maddow illustrates an excellent point in this video. Please view it if at all possible. (Starting at 5:04 you… More The last-minute budget deal: What gets cut?
Mother Jones Inside Andrew Breitbart’s and James O’Keefe’s right-wing video fantasy factory. Ever since ACORN was taken down by a bad pimp costume and a hidden camera, right-wing media mogul Andrew Breitbart and provocateur James O’Keefe have discovered that by the time their work is exposed as disingenuously edited hit jobs, the damage is done, and their… More Pimps, Lies, and Videotapes
Silly Rabbit over at Daily Kos has a wicked sense of humor. Love it! While President Obama was ignoring the worsening crises in Japan and Libya in favor of making his NCAA basketball tournament picks, House Republicans were busy dealing with a real emergency… namely, federal funding of NPR. True presidential leadership—the type that only… More Sunday Talk: Shall we play a game?