Lettuce Look at Some Prices

By: Sunday March 16, 2014 4:00 pm

“And what’s so wrong with that?” asked Marshbaum. “God bless the U-S-of-A!”


Corker vs. Cruz: The Snark Off

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 6:45 pm

Senator Corker and Senator Cruz took to the Senate floor to have what could easily be described as a snark off. Both claimed (multiple times) the other was confused or perhaps mistaken then accused the other of voting with Senator Harry Reid.

Problems at Politico: New York Times Story Divides Newsroom

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:56 pm

A story on the New York Times by Politico’s Media Writer Dylan Byers has set their newsroom on fire, literally. Screams, gun shots, and white on white racial epithets are flying as the reporting staff at Politico tries to pray their way through an existential crisis. How can a political blog keep making things stories that are not stories? I gchated with people who should have know better to find out.

Congressional Staffers Upset Legistorm Publishes Public Information

By: Friday April 5, 2013 1:59 pm

Irony thy name is Congress. As the federal government conducts political surveillance on all Americans, the preening apparatchiks/future lobbyists of Capitol Hill are furious that a transparency group, Legistorm, is publishing publicly available information. Seriously.

And the world…will be as one

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 1:30 am

Finally, we’re getting that export of American-style freedoms going in a very specific manner.

Late Night FDL: Insufficient Change

By: Friday December 2, 2011 8:00 pm

With 2012 just a month away, the president is clearly feeling the pressure from his Republican challengers… no, no, not to develop a more compelling policy agenda to win the American people’s support; don’t be ridiculous.

What I mean is that with all the media attention on the mind-boggling farce known as the GOP nomination contest, President Obama must want equal time in terms of folks making fun of him, too.

Late Night FDL: Turkeys, Turkeys Everywhere

By: Friday November 25, 2011 8:00 pm

I suppose timing has a lot to do with it. With the Thanksgiving holiday closing in, and recognizing that they were not in a supermarket freezer or otherwise dinner-table bound, a bunch of gobblers (in suspiciously human form) decided this week was an excellent moment to show off what turkeys they are.

FDL Makes You Think, One Post at a Time

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 12:45 pm

News. Analysis. Passionately taking a stand. Flair and style. Where else are you going to find the combination of independent media and kick-ass activism that is FDL? No matter who the writer and no matter what the subject, FDL makes you think — and that’s why you come, and keep coming back.

FDL isn’t in anyone’s Veal Pen, and we don’t get big checks from George Soros, someone’s trust fund, corporate PR accounts, or anyone’s campaign coffers.

Instead, we have members. If you are one, thanks; if you haven’t become one already, now is the time.

Barack and the Beanstalk

By: Tuesday August 2, 2011 12:00 pm

Shorter White House:

“I am trading your social safety net cow for the promise of some magic beans that I will plant when I am re-elected which, by the way, David Plouffe assures me is totally gonna happen now. You can thank me later.”

Mr. Krugman, I’ve Got Your Counterweight Right Here

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 1:15 pm

Last month, Paul Krugman noted that the battle in Wisconsin is not about the state budget, but about power. Against a political reality that is dominated by Those With Big Money, Krugman calls for “institutions that can act as counterweights.”

Perhaps I could interest him — or you — in joining Firedoglake,

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