On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch
Feb01

On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch

Last night, Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch, his nominee for the Supreme Court in prime time, with all the flair of a reality show impresario. And this time, as Dahlia Lithwick notes – it wasn’t a mere distraction: The atrocity you witnessed Tuesday night—the president of the United States setting it up to appear as though he was summoning in two esteemed jurists for a Bachelor-style rose ceremony in prime time—isn’t...

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The Republicans Are Having a Debate: Pass the Popcorn.
Jul30

The Republicans Are Having a Debate: Pass the Popcorn.

It’s debate time! The election may be over one year away, but the candidates have been campaigning since – oh, the minute Barack Obama won re-election in 2012. The field of 16 declared candidates is so large and unwieldy, that Fox News has relegated six of them to an earlier time slot – dubbed by pundits as “the kids’ table.” That’s a little too much right-wing hot air for us – but...

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The Circus on Capitol Hill
Sep12

The Circus on Capitol Hill

While we are not out of the woods on Syria yet, until there is new news coming out of Geneva, the media is back to covering the circus on Capitol Hill. Yes, Congress is finally back in session, refreshed from their long summer recess and ready to rumble. Until their next recess – which may have to be cancelled, with all that work they have to do, shutting down the government and all. Republicans on the House Ways and Means...

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Who Are You Calling a Food Stamp President?
Jul16

Who Are You Calling a Food Stamp President?

Remember all those remarks last year accusing Barack Obama of being the “Food Stamp President”? The GOP has a hazy relationship with facts: the largest expansion of the food stamp program occurred under the administration of George W. Bush… and this year, the number of families depending upon SNAP is actually declining. That doesn’t mean the program should be eliminated altogether, as the Republicans in the...

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Who’s Stupid Now? Bobby Jindal’s Short Term Memory Loss
Jun22

Who’s Stupid Now? Bobby Jindal’s Short Term Memory Loss

Remember when Bobby Jindal slammed his fellow Republicans for being the “stupid party“? He seems to be suffering from a touch of amnesia, from the looks of an op-ed published this week in Politico, which prompted Daily Beast’s Michelle Cottle to ask “WTF?” It’s a stark-raving crazy rant against evil liberals. Jindal doesn’t accuse us of Satanic rituals – although he comes pretty close,...

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