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The media loves to focus on any infighting between Democrats so they can claim the party is in disarray, or to marginalize liberals at every opportunity, but Republicans have got some problems of their own in that regard. It doesn'tShow More Summary
Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol may have thrust Sarah Palin into the national spotlight by being one of the first to push for her to be vice president in 2008, but he has now decided that she "makes Republicans look extreme" because...Show More Summary
Rep. Luis Gutierrez has been a consistent champion for immigration reform. He's passionate and he's great at cutting through all the nonsensical talking points Republicans have crafted about this crisis. He appeared on Face the Nation right after Governor Rick Perry this morning to counter the ridiculous claims Republicans are making. Show More Summary
This is why Sunday shows are seen as increasingly irrelevant. We have actual serious issues to wrestle with, but Dancin' Dave views his role as one where he spews a lot of right wing talking points and false equivalencies. In the span...Show More Summary
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) argued on Sunday that his plan to deploy the National Guard, and to deport thousands of refugee children back to their countries as quickly as possible was "the most humanitarian thing we can do." In an interview...Show More Summary
I've heard Republicans twist themselves into knots before when it comes to their stance on our immigration policies, but this has to be one of the more bizarre things I've heard from any of them in a while. Rep. Mike Rogers decided to...Show More Summary
Steve Stockman is really working hard to deflect from his own legal and ethical problems. Unlike Lois Lerner, who is innocent until proven guilty and is under no obligation to say anything to Darrell Issa and his gang of Inquisitors. Newshounds: Right...Show More Summary
Tucker Carlson and the other host of Fox & Friends asserted over the weekend that L'Oreal should hire a model who bragged about killing a gazelle because it was "totally appealing." Earlier this month, the French cosmetics company gave a job to 17-year-old Belgian model Axelle Despiegelaere after a photo of her at the World Cup went viral. Show More Summary
You may think that Fox’s bias has always been common knowledge but it was the 2004 documentary Outfoxed that brought it front and center and put a stake through the heart of Fox’s “fair and balanced” mantra. As one of the researchers...Show More Summary
MBR for Sunday 7/13/14 Ramona's Voices: These children are lost and they've entered our village. Crooked Timber: Reverse engineering Ross Douthat. Hullabaloo: The good mandate. Brad DeLong: The reformicon world according to Sam Tanenhaus. Rumproast: Republicans are shooting blanks in the war on poverty. This installment by Batocchio. Show More Summary
I'm not sure just how many more times the sue-happy wingnut Attorney General from Texas has to repeat this act before some of the hosts on these cable news start calling it what it is, which is pure political theater, but as of thisShow More Summary
Hope you had a great week. Mine was pretty slow at work after the three day weekend. My former home state U.S. Senator, Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum (R. PA) is one of the guests on "Meet The Press" so I feel sorry you have to listen to his insane babbling this morning. Show More Summary
...turns out that people can type in whatever they want and take a screen shot of the results, and then they get posted to a dotgop Tumblr account that is, um, not affiliated with The Republican Party. As Rick Perry once said, "Oops." Open thread below...
I never got the Ramones, or punk in general, for that matter, but there's this strange reverence for the group and genre for some reason that I don't understand that well. Regardless, Tommy was the last original member of the group that helped set the stage for lots of lo-fi artists to get noticed and record their music. Got any favorite punk bands?
I can't assign you mandatory reading. But if I could, this would be at the top of the list for this week. There's an utterly brilliant piece on the subject - brilliant and disturbing - over at Scholars & Rogues, and the fact that the...Show More Summary
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found on Facebook. Open thread below...