Re: Chemical weapons in Syria: I have no doubt they were used, but it isn’t clear who used them. Now that should be the kind of thing that can be supported with evidence. Our intelligence services should be able to identify who is responsible for using them and provide a wide range of evidence for …
Category Archive: Politics
Sep 05 2013
Sep 03 2013
President Obama surprised people late last week by almost kinda pretending to make his behavior consistent with his rhetoric by asking for congressional approval before he bombs Syria. The man who once said the president could not take military action without congressional approval except in an immediate and necessary response to an imminent threat — …
Aug 30 2013
Republicans love to claim that Martin Luther King was a Republican. They’ve even taken out billboards around the country saying so. Not only is there no evidence for this, there’s considerable evidence against it. By the end of his life, he was a loud and persistent critic of the Republican party.
Aug 30 2013
It’s hard to believe that Obama could be so utterly tone deaf as to nominate Larry Summers to head the Federal Reserve Board, but that appears to be where things are headed. A broad coalition of groups is ramping up an opposition campaign to convince him not to do so.
Aug 28 2013
As the far-right wing of the Republican party, both in Congress and on talk radio and other outlets, persistently demand that the House Republicans shut down the government if Obama doesn’t agree to defund Obamacare — which he isn’t going to do — a new survey by a GOP pollster shows that even Republicans don’t …
Aug 23 2013
If the House of Representatives is actually supposed to represent the American public when it comes to religion, it’s not working very well. Buzzfeed has a map and a report on the religious views of the current House and the numbers are pretty much what one would expect:
Aug 22 2013
For reasons I do not understand, the Obama administration seems to really, really want Larry Summers to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. They’re floating all sorts of stories in the press, trying to make him sound like a guy who led the charge for reform of the mortgage market when …
Aug 22 2013
Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, is telling blatant lies about the Affordable Care Act to his constituents and on the House floor. He says that the law will give the IRS access to all of your healthcare information, like what illnesses you have, what meds you take and so forth. PolitiFact calls this …
Aug 21 2013
Oh boy, this one is definitely going to get him in trouble with the Christian right base of the Republican party. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey just signed a bill that outlaws gay reversion therapy in that state. He issued a statement pointing to the harms of such therapy:
Aug 20 2013
The annual August recess is a time when members of Congress go home to their districts and hold townhall meetings and the far right made sure to take full advantage of that to put pressure on Republican legislators to stick to their demand that they either shut down the government or defund Obamacare.
Aug 19 2013
Lamar Alexander has long been known as a relatively reasonable Republican legislator, one of those rare creatures known as moderate pragmatists. A coalition of Tea Party groups don’t like that at all and have written him a letter telling him that if he doesn’t retire from the Senate, they’ll be mounting a primary challenge from …
Aug 19 2013
I’m rather amused by the fact that Chris Christie, who is incredibly conservative, suddenly being considered a squishy moderate for no good reason at all. Joseph Farah is the latest to declare him a RINO and say that if Christie is the Republican nominee in 2016, he’ll be voting third party:
Aug 17 2013
Remember Rep. Markwayne Mullin, the legislator who claimed that there is rampant fraud in food stamps because he saw someone physically fit using them at a grocery store? Turns out Mullin has been sucking at the government tit as well, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars:
Aug 14 2013
I think we’re on, what, season 3 of Donald Trump’s TV series entitled Egomaniac Billionaire Claims Interest in Running for President In Order to Get Attention. On his most recent appearance in Iowa, he said that if he decided to run — he won’t — he would spend as much as it took to win.
Aug 12 2013
The National Review Online is reporting that Tea Party groups in Texas are pushing for Rep. Louis Gohmert, who may well be the single dumbest man in Congress, to mount a primary challenge against Sen. John Cornyn for his seat in the Senate in 2014.