Vice Presidential Debate Liveblogging

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 5:55 pm

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! No, seriously – Biden vs. Ryan is almost guaranteed to be more interesting than Obama vs. Romney. Ryan is flat-out crazy, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Joe sleepwalk through anything.


The Loneliness of the Long Distance Liar

By: Monday September 3, 2012 6:58 am

Paul Krugman writes on the meaning of Paul Ryan’s lying about his marathon time. It fits with Ryan’s dictating inputs for the CBO analysis of Ryan’s budget, then claiming the CBO rated it. “It’s like sneaking into a marathon near the finish line, then claiming victory.”

New York Times Editors Mangle Story on False GOP Medicare Claims

By: Saturday July 7, 2012 11:00 am

Jackie Calmes is a decent reporter, and except for two disconnected paragraphs added, I suspect, by her dishonest editors, she wrote a worthwhile story for today’s New York Times. Calmes reports on the numerous misleading and outright false GOP claims about the changes to Medicare enacted in the Affordable Care Act.

Jon Chait Has a Fine Testimonial on Mitt Romney’s Integrity

By: Saturday March 17, 2012 11:00 am

I don’t think I’m a stupid person, but sometimes I read what seem to be really stupid things. At least that’s how I felt after reading a post by Jonathan Chait, entitled “Mitt Romney Lies a Lot, But He’s Not a Liar.” Yes, that really is the title, so let it sink in a bit.

Religious Right Orgs Bearing False Witness Against Sandra Fluke

By: Monday March 12, 2012 7:15 am

For all of their talking about morality and following God’s laws, religious right groups seem to throw these things out of the window when it doesn’t suit their purposes. Now they have a new target – Sandra Fluke. Fluke, who was venomously attacked by Rush Limbaugh two weeks ago for her testimony in front of Congress regarding contraception, now has members of the religious right smearing her name.

BP’s Made-Up Claims Make the Coast Guard and NOAA Look Incompetent

By: Friday May 21, 2010 5:15 pm

BP’s middle-of-the-night made-up claim about how much their wellhead is spilling, and the Coast Guard’s and NOAA’s repetition of that number without insisting on independent verification by outside experts and instruments, makes these federal agencies look incompetent. BP, through its duplicity and incompetence, has infected the exact agencies Americans, and especially American scientists want to work with and help: the Coast Guard & NOAA.

These agencies must free themselves from the corporate self-dealing and self-protection umbrella that BP has thrown over them.

Enormous, “Shocking” Oil Plumes Underwater in the Gulf

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 6:30 am

An independent scientific effort, funded by NOAA, has discovered “shocking” amounts of oil underwater, huge plumes that range up to three miles by ten miles wide, and about 300 feet deep, within many columns of the water in the Gulf of Mexico.

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