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The Larger Picture Belies A Tremendous Loss


Here’s Sen. Chuck Schumer of my newly adopted state of New York, regarding these ongoing negotiations: The [Paul] Ryan budget proposed a decimation of Medicare and Medicaid. We successfully fought that back. And we are going to continue our fight, and I think the base of our party knows this, that there should be no […]

The Funniest Headline I’ve Seen In Ages


Sarah Palin Complains About Invasion Of Her Privacy On First Episode Of Her Reality Show

The Gideon Massacre and Israel


There were a couple of morons this past weekend comparing Israel’s raid on a relief boat to Gaza as “Israel’s Kent State.” As a former adoptive Kent townie, a graduate of Kent State University, a former member of the May 4 Task Force and a chronic student of that event, I can say somewhat authoritatively […]

Somebody Owes Us An Apology


Attention, Rudolpho Giuliani, Mary Matalin, and Dana Perino: The three of you owe Papa Bonk and I a personal apology. In the last several weeks, it is clear that you three have been on the television trying out a brand new right-wing propaganda tactic, that of trying to realign the historical record to read that, […]

To Daniel G. Anderson, An Old Soldier


Daniel G. Anderson just spent a boatload of munny to take out an ad in today’s The Washington Post. It is headlined “A Letter To Our President,” Re: Afghanistan/Pakistan. I’m not going to replicate the entire ad here. Mr. Anderson didn’t write me a check, after all. But there are some notes worth discussing. Anderson […]

Christopher Hitchens Doesn't Get It


What a weird, weird column by Christopher Hitchens in the most recent The Atlantic . Hitchens oddly decries the sad state of satire in these Untied States of America, blaming Jon Stewart and Sen. Al Franken from like six years ago. He spends half the column explicating Franken’s old books and the other half wondering […]

Buzz Aldrin Is Awesome


This vid from CNN is interesting just for the Mythbusters guys alone. But to see Buzz ” @therealbuzz ” Aldrin, the first man to pee on the moon, clock a landing denier in the head, well, that’s just priceless. Embedded video from CNN Video I am not one generally to advocate violence. But I must […]

Defending the Community Reinvestment Act


Let’s talk McLaughlin for a sec. I have been a loyal viewer of this fine television program for probably 15 years now. A few years ago, a housemate chided me for including the show on my Tivo season pass. Old men in ties barking about politics, she said? How the hell do you watch that? […]

PE In Full Effect, Boyeeeee


“We need messengers to really capture that region — young, Hispanic, black, a cross section…We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.” GOP Chair Michael Steel I hope Mr. Steele will take some time to follow […]

Well Smack My Ass And Call Me Judy


“This list of the bills most likely to be championed by committee chairmen in a Pelosi-led House of Representatives would be great fodder for the latenight talk show hosts if it weren’t true. Instead, it’s just plain scary. While Republicans fight the War on Terror, grow our robust economy, and crack down on illegal immigration, […]