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(Public Policy Polling): "Brownback extremely unpopular, trails for reelection" (CNN): "McCain: If elections were tomorrow, Clinton would be president" (Real Clear Politics): "New politics shop aims to keep Obama, Dems in tune" (Politico): "Election landscape boosts GOP govs" (New York Times): "For Christie, awkward return to a setting he once ruled"
By Richard K. Barry It's way too easy to bullshit the American people The Daily Kos noted today that "Democratic House and Senate campaign committees each out-raised their Republican counterparts," which, they write, is "a surprising...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Republicans like to think of their party as the party of capitalism, patriotism, and faith. In reality, it's the party of trickle-down brutality, xenophobic nativism, and moralistic fundamentalism akin to what you might in, say, Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Consider: John J. Myers, the archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, comes to this vacation home on many weekends. The 4,500-square-foot home has a handsome amoeba-shaped swimming pool out back. And as he's 72, and retirement beckons in two years, he has renovations in mind. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Tom DeLay used to be a big deal in the Republican Party. Whatever he's doing with himself now, he's as crazy as ever: Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) this week warned Americans to remember that God "wrote the Constitution" based on the Bible. Show More Summary
By Carl Well, it sure seems like things haven't changed much in 25 years: At least 22 people have died in renewed clashes between protesters and police in central Kiev after a truce agreed on Wednesday broke down, eyewitnesses say. Witnesses reported live rounds, petrol bombs and water cannon at the main protest site, Independence Square. Show More Summary
(Quinnipiac): "Ohio Gov can't break free of unknown challenger" (Washington Post): "Scott Walker, eyeing 2016, faces fallout from probes as ex-aide’s e-mails are released" (Robert Shrum): "Yes, pundits, Hillary has the 2016 nomination in the bag" (Politico): "Will a governor win the White House in 2016?"(Politico): "Rand Paul’s Republican revolution"
By Mustang Bobby They just want to use brute power to force the states to take down marriage laws that have been in place for centuries and that’s inconsistent with the Constitution, it’s not right and it’s heartbreaking. No, he was not talking about the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Loving v. Show More Summary
(Reuters): "VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief" (Politico): "Kathleen Sebelius: No job loss under Obamacare" (Albany Business Review): "U.S. borrowing grows by biggest amount in six years" (WashingtonShow More Summary
By CarlNorth Korea is an oppressive, tyrannical, and genocidal regime. One can only hope that, between rehab and this report, Dennis Rodman will stop making an ass of himself: (CNN) -- A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread...Show More Summary
(New York Times): "Retreat on debt fight seen as G.O.P. campaign salvo" (Politico): "Mega-donors plan GOP war council" (USA Today): "Petri asks for ethics probe of his actions" (The State): "Election 2014: SC poised to elect first black candidate to statewide office since Reconstruction" (The Hill): "In first, Minnesota poll finds Obama unpopular"
(National Journal): "''Meet the Press' host: Climate segment meant as debate on 'policies'" (Reuters): "Obama set to order new fuel standards for U.S. trucks" (New York Times): "Financier plans big ad campaign on climate change" (Time): "5 years after stimulus, Obama says it worked"(Politico): "Last call for state parties?"
By Michael J.W. Stickings As CNN is reporting, Republicans are crapping all over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its passage. That's the stimulus package that President Obama was able to get out of Congress, and specifically out of obstructionist, trickle-down Republicans, early in his first term. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Here's a short film of the glorious Gruta de las Maravillas (Grotto of the Marvels or Cave of Wonders), located in Aracena, Andalusia, in southern Spain. It was shot in stunning 4k HDR. The details are truly incredible. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes Ed. note: Frank writes about film quite a bit at his blog, Frankly Curious, but we don't usually feature his film writing here, preferring to stick with his more political posts. But I couldn't resist this one, an excellent examination of Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (which is actually quite political, as is Frank's post). Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings I get it. Japanese militarism and colonialism were a rather nasty business. While Japan hasn't exactly been much of an imperial power since its defeat in WWII, the Koreans, as well as the Chinese and others,...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings What's the matter with Kansas? What the fuck is the matter with Kansas? Well, in large part because of its Republican majority, it's a shithole of bigotry, and while much of the rest of the country moves toShow More Summary
(Slate): "Kansas’ anti-gay segregation bill is an abomination"(Times Dispatch): "Federal judge strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban" (Roll Call): "6 Republican senators switched their debt limit votes" (Bloomberg): "Obamacare damage-control teams seek to calm complaints" (CNN): "Snow dump burying parts of Northeast in massive winter storm"
By Michael J.W. Stickings I highly recommend Alec MacGillis's excellent piece on Chris Christie at The New Republic. It's a comprehensive look at the long and sordid political career of the scandal-ridden governor -- who he is, how he rose to power, and how he abused his power once in office. Show More Summary
(Jonathan Chait): "How House Republicans screwed their next presidential nominee" (Politico): "Poll: Warner leads Gillespie by 6 in Virginia" (Dallas News): "Wendy Davis backs 20-week abortion ban that defers to women" (National Journal): "Republicans look good in the Senate—except McConnell" (Politico): "A fight in Florida for national bragging rights"