Rainbow Overboard: Carnival’s Faux Pas

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 4:08 pm

A travel agency called Al and Chuck Travel chartered a cruise on a Carnival ship with special performances by some of the popular drag queen stars of the Reality TV program Ru-Paul’s Drag Race. Six days before departure, ticket holders received a letter from Carnival Vice-President Vicky Rey informing them that passengers would not be permitted to dress in drag.

 

Firedoglake, Daily Kos, ACLU and Other SOPA Critics Blocked By U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:53 am

Jamie Love of KEI was in a high level meeting at the US Patent and Trade Office yesterday on intellectual property and access to medicines. When he tried to access his site to demonstrate something to the attendees, he found that the WiFi system that the USPTO provides to the public would not allow access his own KEI site.

Woman Who Watched Her Brother Die From Lack of Insurance Delivers Powerful Rebuttal to GOP

By: Friday September 16, 2011 2:35 pm

Susan Grigsby of Twenty Nine Palms, California, recounts the story of her brother dying of cancer while lacking insurance.

As Susan says in the video, her real scorn was reserved for the candidates on stage who want to be President saying nothing when a crowd cheered on the notion of allowing people to die, essentially because of their financial status.

Wisconsin: Democrats Lead Republican Incumbents in Two of Three Recalls

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 7:41 am

Daily Kos did some polling of three of the recall elections in Wisconsin, and the numbers look fairly good for Democrats.

Real, Liberal Democrats Faring Better against GOP than ConservaDems, Say Polls

By: Monday May 17, 2010 12:30 pm

Tomorrow, May 18, there are three highly contested Democratic primaries for US Senate seats: Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas. In each race, the more left-leaning Democratic candidate is currently polling as the most electable.

Obama Killed The Johnsen Nomination, Not Ben Nelson Nor The GOP

By: Sunday April 11, 2010 12:45 pm

It was not Ben Nelson who killed the nomination of Dawn Johnsen, nor was it Arlen Specter or Senate Republicans. No, the sole reason Dawn Johnsen is not leading the OLC is that Barack Obama and his coterie of advisors did not want Dawn Johnsen leading the OLC.

NY Times Admits Gruber Problem, Fails to Mention Krugman Problem

By: Sunday January 17, 2010 1:30 pm

In a full throated mea culpa by the New York Times Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, appearing in the Sunday edition, the Times officially describes the critical and material implications which arise when readers are misled by undisclosed interests of sources and authors like Jonathan Gruber in their paper of record. Unfortunately, Hoyt and the Times did not have the decency to apologize to Marcy Wheeler for previously inferring otherwise.

So You Want To Defend Rahm on Fannie/Freddie

By: Thursday December 24, 2009 1:29 pm

I think what we’re seeing is a breakdown of the progressive online community into those who are willing to overlook extreme financial malfeasance if “our guys” are the ones doing it, and those who don’t want to be part of “our guys” if that’s the price. Count me in with the latter group, because the hypocrisy of the former is what led to the Bush dead-enders and their irrational embrace of George Bush beyond limit. A small cabal who can only interpret things through personalities is going to lose the rest of the country pretty quickly, because most people actually believe that these continuous bailouts are part of the “enormous problems” we are struggling with.

Health Reform: Are the Insurance Regulations Enforceable?

By: Friday December 18, 2009 5:20 pm

One reason that health care supporters have given for not wanting to go the route of reconciliation is that you would lose all of the insurance reforms and regulations that will end the practice of rescissions, the denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions, and the price discrimination against the sick. But the bill might not be as good as people claim at policing this kind of regulation.

Accountability Now Targets Jim Cooper for Primary Challenge

By: Friday September 25, 2009 7:45 am

Jim Cooper is out of step with his district. Barack Obama won 56% of the vote in 2008 to John McCain’s 43%, so the typical Blue Dog trumpet that their corporatist-friendly vote is necessary to hold office in a heavily Republican district just doesn’t apply.

We’re launching a blog today, Cooper Uncovered, which will chronicle Cooper’s exploits on a daily basis.

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