Late Night: Crappy New Year

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 8:00 pm

On the bright side, David Gregory will finally fail at least laterally, and I’ll drink to that.

The Growing Partisan Issue of Holding Clapper Accountable for Lying to Congress

By: Friday December 20, 2013 10:40 am

An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security Agency’s powers, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to have the Justice Department investigate Clapper.

How’s breakfast working for you?

By: Friday December 13, 2013 1:30 am

Keeping it down?

Read no further then.

Dopes, on a Funeral

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 1:30 am

The only solution, of course, to the latest round of Republican’s outrage over events at a funeral is to elect Norm Coleman.

What Fidel Castro Told Me After JFK’s Assassination

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 3:45 pm

Taking advantage of my dual U.S./French citizenship, in the summer of 1963 I flew to Cuba on a dare from the French photo-weekly Paris-Match to do a ‘portrait’ of Fidel Castro. After the story was published, lavishly illustrated with photos of Fidel scuba-diving by the French photographer Roger Pic, I was invited back, having momentarily broken a Western anti-Cuba mold that began with the 1959 revolution and was exacerbated by the Missile Crisis the year before.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jed Morey, The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 1:59 pm

The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be.

Analyzing NYC’s Mayoral Elections: Joseph Lhota (Part III of V)

By: 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.

Late Night: Scary Monsters

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 8:00 pm

As a liberal/atheist/cynic, I always feel a little left out on Halloween. I guess that I just don’t have all that much to be scared of. Like most Americans, I suppose I do have some legitimate things to fear, like illness and undignified death from a poisoned environment and tainted food, but I could just as easily be bringing the same fate upon myself through my usual hard living. Life is sort of a preexisting condition, after all. And while I can certainly work myself into a lather about the growing police state so evident all around me; anger and outrage are quite different from fear.

But things would be different, and a lot more, well, spooky, if only the FSM had made me a Republican. Then, there would be so many horrifying monsters under the bed that I’d be squashed up against the ceiling in cold terror, wishing I could escape to go trick-or-treating, socialism or no.

One would say squandered opportunity…

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30 am

It’s probably all part of the plan.

Majority Think Republican Control of the House is Bad for the Country

By: Monday October 21, 2013 11:40 am

More signs the government shutdown has done real political damage to Republicans. The new CNN/ORC poll found 54 percent of Americans think it is a bad thing Republicans control the House of Representatives.

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