FDL Movie Night: FRED

By: Monday August 18, 2014 4:59 pm

FRED gives an inside look at a grassroots political campaign, one that upset the prevailing powers that be, while providing an engaging portrait of a man who by embracing and loving himself has has found away to integrate his political skills with his true self. It’s a sweet smart documentary that reveals so much about our country, the progress we’ve made, and the progress we’re still working on.

 

Ever “Tricky” but he’s just the trendsetter

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 1:30 am

As noticed by these folks, George Will had a pretty startling reveal of one of Richard Nixon’s less famous crimes.

Late Night: Nailbiter in Misissippi Senate Runoff

By: Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:00 pm

The Mississippi Republican Senate runoff is down to the wire.

For the very latest follow #MSSEN on twitter

Will Gangland-Style Executions of Police Officers Be Enough to Get Our Attention?

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 5:19 pm

Years ago – I don’t remember where or when, or I would give credit – I heard the line “don’t pay attention to what’s in the news; pay attention to what’s not in it.” Media cultures often develop story lines and decide what is newsworthy based on how well if fits the narrative.

Michael Hastings’ Bowe Bergdahl Article That the GOP Doesn’t Want You to Read

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 4:15 pm

When the Republicans scream that they were caught totally by surprise by the prisoner exchange that in all likelihood marks the winding down of the US war on Afghanistan, they are of course lying.

Late Night: Like It’s 1999

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Obama knows, as did Clinton before him, that his only option in even serving out a second term is to serially cave to Republicans on matters big and small, which coincidentally makes a lot of the right people very happy.

Good News for Congressional Republicans in Generic Ballot

By: Monday May 5, 2014 7:52 am

In the generic Congressional ballot Republicans have a large lead according to a new Pew Research poll. If the election was held today 47 percent of voters would pick the Republican in their district while only 43 percent would choose the Democrat.

The true value of hard work is not earning enough

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:30 am

Well, what a thorough surprise.

Executive Orders: A Fair Ranking of Presidents From Least Active to Most Active

By: Monday March 17, 2014 6:30 pm

The claim that the President has issued an unusual amount of Executive Orders during his time in the Presidency has been addressed by John Conyers and his staff using data made available by The American Presidency Project. Conyers’s graphic is slick and shows the President as issuing the second least number of Executive Orders out of the last 11 Presidents beginning with President Eisenhower. That rank of number 2 out of 11 certainly gives the lie to the Republican claim that the President relies on Executive Orders more frequently than most or all of his predecessors.

But it still fails to provide a true historical perspective on where he fits among most presidents on relative activism as measured by the Executive Order indicator, and in particular fails to illustrate how relatively few Executive Orders have been issued by this president compared to others since the beginning of what might be called the modern period of the activist presidency.

The United Face in Palms of America

By: Friday March 7, 2014 1:30 am

Well, it’s not like sexual assault issues are a problem in the military or anything.

SUPPORT FIREDOGLAKE
Follow Firedoglake
TODAY’S TOP POSTS
CSM Ads advertisement
Advertisement
Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, August 30, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Chat with John Dean about his new book. Hosted by James Robenalt.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA
Chat with Paul LeBlanc and Dianne Feeley about the book. Hosted by Deena Stryker

GET UPDATES

Sign up to receive Firedoglake's headlines by email: