This should be a wake-up call to the grown-ups in the Republican Party. Fetishizing ignorance and demonizing education has led to two-thirds of the party’s members being morons. I can understand why some people are confused about global climate change and evolution—there’s been a well organized attempt to spread misinformation on these scientifici topics. But […]
CBS News: Like Every Administration, White House Defends Obama "Vacation"President Obama has taken 38 days of vacation so far in his presidency. At this point in Bush's presidency, he'd taken 102 days of vacation. Rick Perry’s Texas A&M TranscriptRepublican presidential candidate Rick Perry's academic record is on par with President Bush's—which is to say, very […]
Los Angeles Times: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles belies its nameTwo member of the famed chorus have come out as straight. To the credit of the chorus, they have been very accepting. asymco: If Cash is King, Apple’s is an EmperorIf Apple didn't take in another dime, their current cash on hand is enough […]
Even Dick Cheney now admits that there was no link between Saddam Hussein and September 11th, but I guarantee you that there are some dead-enders who will continue to insist that there was a relationship.
I interviewed photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson about the stunning rate of suicide among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. It averages about 700 each month. More soldiers have died by their own hand after returning home than in country. Ash wrote “The Life and Lonely Death of Noah Pierce” for the current issue of VQR, the story of one 23-year-old […]
Caught on tape: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki endorsing Sen. Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan. So what does McCain do now? Go all paternal and say that he knows what’s best for Iraq, not Iraqis? Pretend this never happened? Or admit that Obama’s plan for a withdrawal timetable is apparently the right one?
After Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki endorsed Sen. Barack Obama’s plan for withdrawing from Iraq (“U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right time frame for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes.”), Iraq is now desperately backpedaling, presumably after coming under intense pressure from the […]
Remember those crazy lefties who said that President Bush and Vice President Cheney — oilmen both — only invaded Iraq so that American oil companies could take over Iraq’s oil fields via no-bid contracts? Hey — whaddya know? — they were right. Let’s all practice our surprised faces.
An extensive investigation by the New York Times has uncovered that military analysts appearing on TV are being paid to parrot the Pentagon’s talking points, and have been doing so since the buildup to Bush’s war in Iraq. In the words of one former Fox News military analyst, “It was them saying, ‘We need to […]