Late Night: An Eye for an Eye

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00 pm

The grotesque spectacle of the two-hour torture yesterday of an Arizona murderer was made considerably more revolting by the bloodthirsty commentary provided by the victim’s family, and eagerly echoed by Arizona officials.

You see, no matter how barbaric the execution was, the crime was worse, so who cares? Really? Something now popularly called “closure” for the victims’ loved ones, i.e. a retributive display of frontier justice, is now required by the public (and the media), supposedly to avenge the crime.

 

How President Bill Clinton Prepared to Justify Criminalizing All Leaks of Information

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 12:50 pm

When President Bill Clinton vetoed anti-leaks provision in 2000 that would have made nearly all unauthorized disclosures of information by officials a felony, he warned of a “serious risk that this legislation” would have “a chilling effect on those who engage in legitimate activities.” But a draft signing statement released by the Clinton Library this month show how he would have defended the legislation if he had decided to sign it into law.

Memo Reveals Rahm Emanuel Advised President Clinton To Achieve ‘Record Deportations’

By: Monday July 21, 2014 12:13 pm

On November 20th, 1996, Rahm Emanuel had an idea. Amidst the joy of the re-election of his friend and mentor, President Bill Clinton, Emanuel saw an opportunity for the president to help the Democratic Party maintain a perceived “parity” with the GOP on crime – record deportations. The revelation is contained in recently released documents from the Clinton Library after 12 years of being concealed.

Bill Clinton Speaks Positively About Medical Marijuana and States Experimenting with Legalization

By: Monday June 30, 2014 10:57 am

Bill Clinton has clearly been evolving on the issue of marijuana while out of office. In a Meet the Press interview Clinton acknowledge there is real evidence behind medical marijuana and supports letting states experiment with reform.

Video: Slick Willy “I’m Back”

By: Sunday June 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Bill Clinton is the epitome of what is wrong with this country. He was the deregulator-in-chief, he is the PRIMARY cause, as the instigator who mid-wifed the destruction of mass protections afforded the American people through Glass-Stegall. Yet, Slick Willy points the accusing finger at others holding himself blameless. The precursor to Lybia, Syria, Iraq was Clinton’s “Bosnia Bombing ” of a group of people in which our national security interests were not an issue. This opened the flood gates of intervention mischief. Making war, not to defend yourself, but to force your will on others by military force. Then supports the Iraq invasion,yet, Slick willy points the accusing finger at others and holds himself blameless.(video) corporate welfare?

Bill Clinton Shows Why Messaging on Health Care Is So Hard for Dems

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 7:35 am

If you write a law that is so needlessly complex not even a super genius could implement it correctly, you have failed as a legislator.

FDL Movie Night: Fed Up

By: Monday May 12, 2014 4:59 pm

The other night I was out with some friends and one of them commented on obesity and how “slothful” people had become, how it was a blight on communities and destroying the lives of people young and old. This developed into a discussion on the economics of food and the lack of exercise in school. FED UP, directed by tonight’s guest Stephanie Soechtig, shows us that the global obesity epidemic actually stems from our very human addiction to a simple substance: sugar.

Late Night: Like It’s 1999

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Obama knows, as did Clinton before him, that his only option in even serving out a second term is to serially cave to Republicans on matters big and small, which coincidentally makes a lot of the right people very happy.

Wall Street Republicans Looking to Support Hillary Clinton in 2016

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 5:15 pm

Now that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been severely damaged by the Bridgegate scandal, Republicans on Wall Street are desperately searching for a candidate they can count on to do their bidding in 2016. With a distrust for Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Rand Paul to follow orders, some are hoping former Florida Governor Jeb Bush might step into the race.

But Bush fatigue may have even reached Manhattan as Wall Street Republicans eye another candidate to invest in, Hillary Clinton.

Democratic Establishment Lines Up Behind Hillary Clinton For 2016

By: Monday January 27, 2014 6:56 am

The fix is in according to an article in the New York Times Magazine. The Democratic establishment has already decided, in 2014, that Hillary Clinton shall be the party’s nominee for president in 2016. No primary necessary, get on the train or lie down on the tracks.

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