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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:11149
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A.M. Headlines

( "Obama, others respond to alleged racist statements by Clippers owner Donald Sterling" (Roll Call): "Obama pressures GOP on unemployment extension, minimum wage" (New York Times): "The Koch attack on solar energy" (Washington...Show More Summary

Michal Socha's new Simpsons opening

By Richard K. Barry If you are a fan of The Simpsons, you've noticed some pretty interesting animation for their iconic opening "couch segments" this year. Most recently, Polish animator Michal Socha directed some work, which features a view of the inside of Homer's brain. Show More Summary

On the Hustings

(CNN): "Rand Paul on being libertarian-ish" (Chris Cillizza): "What if the tea party decides to walk away from the GOP in 2016? It could happen" (BuzzFeed): "Texas Republican spent over $30,000 in campaign cash on chocolates and ham" (Roll Call): "How a Democrat could win a Senate seat in Georgia" (Washington Post): "Caroline Kennedy signals support for Hillary Clinton in 2016"

Abominable idolatry!

By Capt. FoggAbominable idolatry! Pretty spectacular language for an era so far removed from the Iron age, but then The United States is always an exception. “Do you hear me ladies? It is an abominable idolatry to love your children more than you love your husband, and it will ruin your marriage. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

(Politico): "Rep. Michael Grimm expected to be indicted" (TPM): "RNC spokesman is furious the GOP has been lumped with Bundy" (Bloomberg): "Keystone allies say new delay aids push to bypass Obama" (Daily Beast): "Putin halts all talks with White House" (New York Times): "Obama suffers setbacks in Japan and the Mideast"

Behind the Ad: What ads look like in safe blue congressional districts

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Don Beyer (D) campaign Where: Virginia's 8th Congressional District What's going on: Rep. James P. Moran (D) is retiring. There are 10 Democrats running in the June 10th primary for the right to crush whomever the Republicans put up. Show More Summary

David Clayton Thomas at this year's Toronto Jazz Festival

By Richard K. Barry The Toronto Jazz Festival takes place from June 19-28. I've already got my tickets for Earth, Wind, and Fire. If you're interested, the full lineup can be found here. David Clayton Thomas, a Canadian, and once upon a time the lead vocalist with Blood, Sweat & Tears, is a part of the show. Show More Summary

Pay no attention to rich man's welfare!

By Frank Moraes That image is from All In. It shows yet another way that the government provides huge amounts of welfare to the rich. The normal price of private land grazing rights for one cow for one month is $16.80. The government basically gives it away for $1.35. Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: A very good ad from a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Monica Wehby campaign for U.S. Senate Where: Oregon What's going on: Dr. Wehby is a paediatric neurosurgeon who will face three other candidates in the GOP primary on May 20th. The winner will run again Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley (D). Show More Summary

The racist rancher; or, how Cliven Bundy is pretty much exactly what you thought he was

By Michael J.W. Stickings So right-wing hero (and welfare rancher) Cliven Bundy was revealed by the Times, in an interview, to be, unsurprisingly, an abhorrent racist espousing slavery (and cotton-picking) as the proper place for "the...Show More Summary

Se Delan: "Tonight"

By Michael J.W. Stickings How about some music this very early Friday morning? How about a tune off the fantastic debut album from Se Delan, The Fall? (Se Delan, signed to the great post-prog Kscope label (Porcupine Tree, Anathema, The...Show More Summary

An interesting "apology" from Aaron Sorkin about The Newsroom

By Richard K. Barry I had read somewhere that Aaron Sorkin "apologized" for The Newsroom, and though I haven't absolutely loved the production, I didn't think it was so bad as to require an apology. But then it became clear that he was doing something very different. Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: Don't confuse Michigan Republicans with logic

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Terri Lynn Land campaign for U.S. Senate Where: Michigan What's going on: I saw this one on CNN's ever-moronic morning show yesterday. I could tell it was CNN because the hosts were going on about how clever the ad is, which, given how stupid the ad is, is what you would expect from CNN. Show More Summary

On the Hustings

(TPM): 'Entire North Carolina GOP senate field: Climate change is not fact" (Washington Post): "Missouri legislature will begin impeachment proceedings against governor" (CNN Politics): "Another N.J. bridge controversy brewing, and a...Show More Summary

Vast majority of conservatives are still against gay marriage (and the Pope is still Catholic)

By Richard K. BarryAccording to a survey conducted by a Republican polling group, conservatives are still overwhelmingly opposed to same-sex marriage. The poll, by Wilson Research Strategies, found a whopping 82% of the GOP’s base (which...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: American Idol's Clay Aiken take a run at politics

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Clay Aiken campaign for U.S. Congress Where: North Carolina 2nd Congressional District What's going on: Former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken (D) is running for a seat in the House of Representatives in North Carolina. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

(TPM): "Sotomayor attacks John Roberts' views on race as 'out of touch with reality'" (New York Times): "The American middle class is no longer the world’s richest" (ABC News): "Rick Perry wants New York jobs — and debate with Andrew...Show More Summary

Stop annoying Senator Warren

By Richard K. Barry Today is Sen. Elizabeth Warren Day at The Reaction. I bought her book, we put her picture up in our "On the Hustings" segment, and now we post a clip of Sen. Warren saying for the umpteenth time that she is not running for president in 2016 (among other things in this ABC News interview). Show More Summary

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