Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House

By: Monday March 10, 2014 10:05 am

Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition – on air – to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT America covers stories, a discussion which apparently peaked the interest of one former writer for Think Progress the official blog of the Center for American Progress (CAP).

 

My Thoughts on Essay Anne Vanderbilt

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 6:31 pm

At this point, it really doesn’t matter that Hannan never “threatened to out her on Grantland.” He had already outed her to an investor. Why would or could she believe he was not intending to do the same thing to the world?

Liberal Hypocrisy Isn’t Free

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 9:25 am

To drone or not to drone? President Barack Obama recently demonstrated his most valuable political talent – fooling liberals into supporting Bush policies under another name. Obama’s latest soliloquy on his personal struggles in justifying his actions as president hit just the right tone for every establishment apologist liberal. Yes Obama was carrying on Bush Administration policies and in some cases introducing even worse violations of civil rights, but he is really struggling with it. He is really giving it a lot of thought. And really, isn’t that what matters?

Think Progress Shows Stunning Hypocrisy On Government Spying

By: Tuesday May 14, 2013 4:20 pm

Think Progress, the blog for the non-partisan Center On American Progress, has made a name for itself pretending to be a “progressive” news and analysis site despite reflexively defending the Democratic Party and being funded by an organization that refuses to disclose its donors (one hint it means “to soar” in Esperanto). But now the site has gone from being a party organ dishonestly posing as a group of principled activists into defending the most Nixonian practices of the Obama Administration.

Issues the Two Major Party Presidential Candidates Refuse to Discuss

By: Friday September 21, 2012 6:00 am

The ten issues highlighted are: mass incarceration and the drug war, the housing market, the India/Pakistan conflict, overfishing, global disease and malnutrition, internet privacy, America’s security state and shadow wars, factory farming, civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and segregation by race and class in education.

Sometimes You Just Have to Respond to the Stoopid

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 7:15 pm

I laugh when I see where someone has butt shot himself while thinking of all the “butt calls” I have received from family and friends. And I get a little sad when I see legislators in my home state embarrassing themselves with their diatribes against teaching evolution. (Note: Gravity is still considered a theory as well, maybe some of these folks complaining about teaching evolution “cuz it’s only a theory” should maybe be invited to test that gravitational theory from the top of the capital building – rhetorically speaking of course.)

But then, I wind up reading something that is so incredibly stupid and disingenuous, that I am moved to take a whack at it on my own.

Mitt Romney As the Political Etch-A-Sketch

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Mitt Romney’s campaign official told CNN that his guy can easily “reset” his positions to be more moderate in the general election. It’s like an “etch-a-sketch,” he said; you just shake it up. Who knew that Mitt could so easily flip flop? And what is that saying to the media and the voters?

Private Insurers Fail at Keeping Prices Down in Massachusetts

By: Wednesday June 15, 2011 1:32 pm

Another problem for Romney-care. Even with an individual mandate private insurers in Massachusetts costs to consumers rise faster than public plans. How much more evidence do we need that single payer health care is the only affordable way to go?

Have You a New, Rested, Ready Santorum Campaign Slogan?

By: Saturday April 16, 2011 12:00 pm

Rick Santorum (R-Frothy Mixture) already has a Google problem, but now he also has a campaign slogan problem. And he isn’t even actually running for president quite yet! His campaign slogan, “Fighting To Make America America Again” not only twice cites the first name of an actress who starred in “Ugly Betty” and most recently played an undocumented nanny on “The Good Wife,” it also derives from a poem by Langston Hughes, a fan of gay sex.

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