That sound you hear? That’s Republicans dancing a merry jig, and Benghazi investigators sharpening their subpoenas, because 2016 just got a lot more interesting with the revelation that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton conducted all official business using a personal email account on her own web domain. Here’s what happened, and why it matters. [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday March 3, 2015 10:02 am|
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday February 2, 2015 10:00 am|
And then there are those days that challenge even a First Amendment/Free Speech absolutist like me. Freedom Fighter and uneducated state legislator Molly White (could her last name be any more appropriate?), pictured, couldn’t be in Austin, Texas to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions (on her Facebook page!) for the staff [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday November 24, 2014 8:00 am|
It is with some Quixotic pleasure that a Utah state legislative committee will vote on a bill that could deprive a National Security Agency facility just outside Salt Lake City of its water, all in protest of the government agency’s collection of civilian data.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday January 11, 2014 6:45 am|
Watching the hubris-greased fall of Chris Christie has made me think a lot about the parallels between him and a similarly thuggish, similarly disgraced fellow Republican: Tony Sutton, who not that long ago was the most powerful Republican in the State of Minnesota, and whose exploits I have limned before at this website.
|By: Brandon Jordan Sunday November 3, 2013 6:20 pm|
We move on to Joseph Lhota, the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from January 9th, 2012 to December 31st. He is the Republican candidate in this election and has experience in numerous offices under major names like Rudy Giuliani.
Lhota echoes a sentiment of being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal, which is a theme all three major candidates build upon.
|By: Brandon Jordan Friday November 1, 2013 4:30 pm|
I must admit, before October 9th, I had never heard of Carrion before. Watching him in the debate with only Joseph Lhota did not impress me at all and I decided to view his policies as I felt I was not aware of what he represented.
|By: amerigus Thursday October 24, 2013 2:05 pm|
In a galling display of disregard for the public interest, Sean Hannity has been broadcasting provably false information on radio and TV about the Affordable Care Act. Salon’s “Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare” uncovered how he distorted the stories of three couples to imply that they were worse off under Obamacare’s new rules. In fact, the couples are now able to get more coverage for less money, but Hannity did not retract his report.
|By: Brandon Jordan Sunday October 13, 2013 12:00 pm|
In another usual night at the dinner table with my parents, my father had the television on with the October 9th mayoral debate in New York City featuring Republican candidate Joseph Lhota and Independent candidate Adolfo Carrion, Jr. What was interesting, as was noted, is Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio not showing up to the debate and was criticized not only by the candidates, but others in the media as well.
|By: Anthony DiMaggio 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
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 4, 2012 9:30 am|
Until the Republicans figure out a way to make the math work their offer cannot be considered a serous plan, because it is not even a “plan.” A plan requires specific ideas that at least stand a chance of achieving the stated goal.