FDL Book Salon Welcomes William Blum, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy—the Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

By: Saturday February 8, 2014 1:59 pm

William Blum would be a national treasure if outgrowing nationalism weren’t part of the process of learning from William Blum.

William Blum would be president if we had any sense.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Christopher S. Parker, Matt Barreto, Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

By: Sunday July 14, 2013 1:59 pm

In Change They Can’t Believe in: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America, Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto have authored what is sure to be one of the most authoritative studies of the Tea Party phenomenon. It is a book worth reading by anyone who wants to understand the values and philosophy driving right wing and Republican politics today. The heart of Parker and Barreto’s work could be summarized by this quote, describing the motives driving Tea Party true believer

Happy Fourth of July, Edward Snowden

By: Thursday July 4, 2013 11:45 am

The whistleblowing of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears to have ignited a movement to restore the Fourth Amendment, the fundamental right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, of which the NSA routinely violates through its warrantless collection of citizens’ personal data.

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

By: Monday May 28, 2012 7:15 pm

Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves.

But, for most of America, Memorial Day is a three-day picnic-filled weekend that heralds the start of Summer, just as Labor Day has become a three-day picnic-filled weekend that laments the end of Summer.

Why Does Michael Kinsley Hate America?

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 6:01 pm

If America is the best country in the world, how come we’re such a complete basketcase?

Bush Vs. Rush

By: Friday November 5, 2010 6:01 pm

Just how far gone do you have to be to make George W. Bush look like some kind of wise elder statesman?

America The Couch Potato

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 6:01 pm

Thanks to those very same conservatives, this entire country now resembles nothing so much as their stereotype of a loser writ large.

Why Prince Poppycock is Important for America

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 5:45 pm

Prince Poppycock is important for America because he makes a statement just by being himself and performing in full outrageous historical drag. On September 7 Poppycock showcased a message, singing a medley of “The Star Bangled Banner,” “Yankey Doodle Boy” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” while images of American civil liberty heroes Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks and Harvey Milk screened behind him. America loved it, and voted yet again to keep him in the competition and into the finals.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bruce Fein, American Empire Before the Fall

By: Saturday September 11, 2010 1:58 pm

There’s no doubting the conservative bona fides of Bruce Fein. A high-level Justice Department lawyer in the Reagan administration in the 1980s and previously a resident scholar with the Heritage Foundation, he is a long-time advocate for uncompromising right-wing political principles.

Sleeping with a Secessionist …

By: Saturday September 13, 2008 9:30 am

With Todd Palin, with Sarah Palin, the question must be asked:

How can someone who could possibly be in line to become President of the United States be associated with a group that advocates secession from the United States?

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