Obama’s “mess of pottage”

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 8:35 am

Barak Obama is the first Democratic president to advocate cutting Social Security benefits. Whatever happens next, this is a historic change of direction for his party and an ominous turning point for the American social/economic compact.


Fatster’s News Roundup from June 18, 2012

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 6:18 am

A roundup of news stories from late Monday, including articles on the War of 1812, Justice Scalia, immigration hysteria, Joe Arpaio, Chris Christie, Koch Brothers, Digby, Al Gore, buyology, Roman Catholic nuns, Google, Japan and more.

Kevin Gosztola’s Notes on Civil Liberties from August 23, 2011

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 6:15 am

Here’s the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues from FDL’s Kevin Gosztola.

Paul Ryan Misrepresents the “Mandate” in His Medicare Voucher Plan, Again

By: Friday May 6, 2011 12:30 pm

To see why Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher mandate is so offensive, such bad public policy and so unpopular, we need to recognize there are good and necessary mandates, lousy mandates, and truly awful mandates. He’s picked the worst.

Who We Are: Zeitoun and Camp Greyhound Five Years On

By: Monday September 6, 2010 9:00 am

In a country founded on “self evident truths” such as life, liberty, equality, and due process of law, the timeless quote from Ben Franklin speaks to the peril imposed when the founding principles are discarded or compromised …

Vets on the Tit: Simpson’s Found a New Target

By: Wednesday September 1, 2010 6:04 am

It’s not only old women who are living too long and expecting too much from the federal government in their Social Security check every month. According to Obama’s Catfood Commission Chair Alan Simpson, veterans who expect their country to stand by them after poisoning them in-country during The American Troubles in Indochine are “not helping us to save the country in this fiscal mess.”

Extended Democratic Primary: Disaster For Republicans

By: Thursday April 24, 2008 12:00 pm

Although I’ve expressed concern in the past that the public is absorbing their opinion of McCain from a fawning press and it’s hard to get any traction on him, I don’t think the extended primary is to blame. And like Digby, I don’t think the situation would be a whole lot better if the primary came to an end:

To me, this primary is actually a good thing for the fall.

I’m EschaConning — Are You?

By: Thursday March 27, 2008 8:52 am

I’m going to be at Eschacon starting Friday night, probably buying Manhattans for Rox who will be doing my drinking for me. I’m also going to be moderating the first panel on Saturday morning at 8:45 (*yawn*) am on “Having an Impact.” My fellow panelists will be Atrios, NTodd and the lovely Digby.

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