brooklynmutt: Jon Stewart Blasts Fox News For Playing The Victim Card Through Nonstop Liberal-Bashing - Mediaite This is completely AWESOME!
Everything About the War in Afghanistan in a... →
motherjones: From CNN: Army Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson, 36, was on his tenth tour of duty in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq when he was killed Thursday in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan. Via Joshua Foust at Registan.net.
Our response is more democracy, more openness, and more humanity.– Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, during memorial service held for victims of Olso and Utøya attacks. (via goshxmm)
Running Chicken: Global Affairs on Tumblr: A... →
kohenari: Over the past few months, there have been many complaints (including my own) leveled against the Tumblr Politics tag. Some have been conceptual in nature and some have focused on the execution. For my part, I generally like the idea of tags. A good tag, used well, could foster a sense of…
"I'm not sure I've ever read an editorial quite so... →
motherjones: On Monday, the Wall Street Journal editorial page took a break from denying climate change to vigorously defend parent company New Corp., which is embroiled in a brutal hacking scandal. Kevin Drum was not impressed. “In nearly four years at the Journal, Mr. Hinton managed the paper’s return to profitability amid a terrible business climate. He did so not solely by...
The Gas and Oil Party
The GOP is at it again. A bill introduced by Rep. Cory Gardener (R-CO), called the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011, would “eliminate needless permitting delays that have stalled important energy production opportunities off the coast of Alaska.” In other words, it would get rid of regulation that is preventing oil companies from drilling in protected reserves off the coast of...
Conservatives are fond of telling us what a wonderful, happy, prosperous nation...– Dr. Michael Parenti, author of Dirty Truths In 1996, he made a rather concise observation which still rings painfully true today. A few examples of compassionate conservatism: “Is the government now creating hobos?” — Rep. Dan Heller (R-Nevada) “You know, we should not be giving cash to...
Why the Economy Will Continue to Suck →
A fiscal contraction — some combination of tax increases (such as the expiration of the 2011 payroll tax cut) and spending cuts to reduce the budget deficit — looks to be coming soon. Given the horrendous long-run deficit projections, that sounds like the prudent thing to do. But it is not what an economy needs when it is suffering from a paucity of demand. For now, the U.S....