The Mother Jones blog highlights how the Bush Administration and Senator James Inhofe (R-Troglodyte) are working overtime to make sure that former Vice President Al Gore cannot use the national Mall or Capitol Hill for one of his Live Earth concerts. Just when you think Inhofe cannot sink any lower, he finds new pathetic ways [...]
Josh Marshall reminds us of David Broder’s swooning statements about President George W. Bush’s take-charge attitude in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Really, how does a man so consistently wrong remain the dean of Washington pundits?
Via ThinkProgress, we see noted comedian Rush Limbaugh has revealed his true feelings for the American people. “USA Today’s got a poll: ‘Do you think something’s wrong about the firing of eight US attorneys?’ 72% said yes. 72% of the American people, a bunch of blithering idiots who have no idea what they’re talking about, [...]
President George W. Bush’s economic policies continue to pay off for those elite people whom Bush once not-so-jokingly called “his base.” The New York Times’ David Cay Johnston writes about the growing rise in income inequality: Income inequality grew significantly in 2005, with the top 1 percent of Americans — those with incomes that year [...]
Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain (R-Not So Straight Talk) claimed to several media outlets that things were improving in Iraq and there were neighborhoods where he could take an unprotected stroll. Today we learn more about the increased attacks facing even the famed Green Zone in Baghdad, as the Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard and [...]
At the end of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game, CBS provides a highlight montage of the tournament to the music of a song called “One Shining Moment.” This is one of my favorite three-minute segments of the year. Today, via Deadspin, I saw that The Morning After has compiled videos of each [...]
Via the comments to this Matthew Yglesias post, I learned about a new web site I must share with the friends. Be warned, the domain name on the second link above is not work safe.
Chris at Americablog looks at an important question: who is going to get stuck with the bill created by the collapse of the subprime mortgage market? So now that this flimsy system is crashing under its own weight, everyone is looking around and wondering what to do. Should buyers who heard what they wanted to [...]
One of my wife’s blogging friends just announced that her autistic son has been expelled from public school. And, wait for it, the teacher did not document hundreds of incidents on daily communications logs. Nice surprise there school district. Oh, and illegal. There will be more to this story. Meanwhile, my oldest son’s (who has [...]
Speaking of the Republican war against science, Chris Mooney has written an article to try to outline what is necessary to restore scientific integrity in Washington, D.C. As he writes on his blog: My column from the latest issue of Seed just went up. It’s a rather ambitious one, laying out a five step plan [...]