Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars


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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Elizabeth Warren Lets Primerica Prez Have It At Retirement Hearing

There are few things in life more fun than watching Elizabeth Warren eviscerate a financial services witness: On Tuesday, Senate Republicans invited Primerica President Peter Schneider to testify against proposed regulations that would...Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Spars With Rick Santorum Over Gay Marriage, 'Man On Dog' Comments

I don't believe that Rick Santorum actually believes this -- he does have a law degree, after all. It's just a plausible narrative that's useful for stirring up the base and getting those all-important direct mail contributions. Maddow did an excellent job of putting him on the spot, however. Show More Summary

Trump Bashes Secretary Kerry For Breaking His Leg

Steve Doocy set up Donald Trump for the kill with this comment: Donald Trump is like a Navy Seal: he never backs down from a fight. Just what the bloviating billionaire bully needs, his ego stroked a little by the 'great people' at Fox and Friends. Show More Summary

Wage Board Approves $15 An Hour For NYC Fast Food Workers

This is a huge win, for the stated reasons. It's likely to have a ripple effect in other industries, but more immediately, it will make life more bearable for NYC fast food workers: The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. Show More Summary

White Dad With Asthma Dies After Being Hogtied By Police

The only way we're going to get a handle on police brutality and plain bad practices is to punish the departments financially. Maybe their funding should be cut off when they perform badly, just the way public schools are. Via Huffington...Show More Summary

Shaming The Poor Over Diapers

Pulitzer Prize winner Connie Schultz, still one of the best columnists I know: A researcher for the Yale School of Medicine asked women in New Haven, Connecticut, one question: "If you have children in diapers, do you ever feel thatShow More Summary

Senate Bill Would Kick Seniors With Felony Warrants Off Social Security

Via Raw Story. Imagine the mentality of the people who wrote this amendment -- especially from the Republican party, which has been making loud noises about criminal justice reform for a while now, and who love to clutch their constitutional rights. Show More Summary

EU Regulators File Antitrust Claims Against U.S. Movie Studios

Just wondering if we'll ever see actions like this in the U.S. Not likely, since the movie industry is such a huge political contributor just to prevent little annoyances like this: The European Union filed antitrust claims against a British broadcaster and six major U.S. Show More Summary

Hey, Wasn't Roger Ailes Supposed To Be Tamed By Rupert Murdoch's Liberal Sons?

Roger Ailes biographer Gabriel Sherman confirms the obvious: Rupert Murdoch can't seem to stop Ailes from promoting Donald Trump: According to sources, Murdoch has tried -- and failed -- to rein in Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who, insiders say, is pushing Fox to defend Trump’s most outlandish comments. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Help! POLICE!!! After all of this time, so many high-visibility incidents, I think it is proper time to honestly ask the question: Just what do our Police Departments think they are 'protecting and serving' by continuing to kill unarmed Citizens? It is perfectly right for Citizens to be fed up. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Skewers Right Wing For Attacking Iranian Nuke Deal Without Reading It

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart apologized for spending so much time this week mocking Trump and ignoring more important topics, like the GOP's immediate rejection of the Iranian nuclear deal, even though most of them admitted they had not even read it yet. “You didn’t even read the deal?” Stewart said of Sen. Show More Summary

Open Thread - Scott Walker, Awful Lip Reading

This isn't by the original "Bad Lip Reading" folks, who still hold the gold cup for their Michelle Bachmann effort, BUT.... Open thread below....

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Theodore Bikel, RIP.

The New York Times: Theodore Bikel, the multilingual troubadour, character actor and social activist who created the role of Baron von Trapp in the original Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” and toured for decades as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 91. Rest in Peace....

Marco Rubio On Trump Campaign: 'We Already Have A President That Has No Class'

Sen. Marco Rubio apparently thinks it's classy comparing the President of the United States to carnival barker Donald Trump. "Big Gulp" Rubio joined the set of Fox & Friends this Wednesday morning to read off the latest RNC approvedShow More Summary

Ex-cop Tells CNN: Sandra Bland Would Be Alive If She Wasn't 'Arrogant From The Very Beginning'

CNN contributor and former NYPD detective Harry Houck argued on Tuesday that a Texas woman would not have died in police custody if she had not been "arrogant from the very beginning." Disturbing dashcam video released on Tuesday shows...Show More Summary

Bundy Lovin' Michele Fiore Threatens Home Healthcare Inspectors

The home healthcare industry, a rapidly growing segment of our system of healthcare, is wrought with fraud. Nevada's leading GOP legislator-cum-soft porn star, cum-gun nut is up to her bra holsters with charges of fraud and tax evasion...Show More Summary

Vets Take Down Protester At Obama's VFW Speech

Oh God, not another Fox News fan! This happened yesterday: Veterans ripped a sign that read "The Emperor Benghazi Has No Clothes" from a protester's hands as a group gathered for President Barack Obama's speech on veterans' issues in...Show More Summary

Liz Cheney: My Father Would Never Make These Concessions To Iran

President Obama made a final appearance on The Daily Show last night, and he got in a few jabs his critics when asked about the recently negotiated Iranian nuclear deal: On 'Daily Show,' Obama teases Dick Cheney fans on Iran deal: President...Show More Summary

The Duggars Believe God Wants Them Back On The Teevee

One of the things I find so fascinating about professional God-botherers is that God's will always so closely aligns with their own interests. So when God (or maybe an outraged public) comes along and says, "Enough of that!", it never...Show More Summary

AIPAC Kicks Off All-Out Push To Kill Iran Deal

Despite the money advantage, AIPAC doesn't have the political numbers on their side. Obama has said he'll veto any attempt by Congress to kill the deal, which means the House and Senate will each need a 2/3 majority to override. That's...Show More Summary

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