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Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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One Last 2014 Ask From Blue America

A week from tomorrow is election day. The Blue America strategy has been to see if we could elect some solid progressives to Congress. This is our list of House candidates still in the running and this is our list of Senate candidates. All...Show More Summary

When Lights Close Their Tired Eyes

Happy Dawali! Last week, Gaius Publius and David Waldman (KagroX) were panelists on Virtually Speaking Sundays, discussing moving the conversation and how "Centrist" Democrats have been Tea Partying the Democratic Party. Joan McCarter...Show More Summary

With Just A Hug, Obama Destroys Republican Fear-Mongering Over Ebola

"A strong leader leads by example!" "Obama's nothing but a big wuss!" "Obama's terrified wussiness will embolden our enemies!" Okay then, Conservative Propaganda Media…we'll take that challenge. So, how much do you think our enemies will be emboldened by the terrified wuss who just hugged a woman that just last week had KILLER ZOMBIE OUTBREAK EBOLA?!…

Jeb's Son: 'More Than Likely' Dad Will Run

Feel the excitement! Jeb Bush's son said it's "more than likely" his dad will run for president in 2016 in an interview that aired Sunday. George P. Bush, Jeb Bush's eldest son, was interviewed by ABC News. The younger Bush is knee-deep...Show More Summary

IRS Seizes Restaurant Owner's Bank Account Without Filing Any Charges

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation,...Show More Summary

Creeper Of The Year: 'Constitutional Christian' Demands Strippers' Addresses So He Can 'Pray For Them'

Listen, cynics…don't judge Washington's David Van Fleet. He's just a bearded old man wearing a windbreaker, who came from the dark woodland fringes of civilization demanding the home addresses of about six dozen strippers. Nothing at all to worry about…he's just "a Christian" who "has a right" to pray for them by name. Oh, and he…

Let's All Play Li'l Luke Russert's False Equivalency Game!

Tell me if Li'l Luke's intro to the money in politics segment on Sunday's Meet the Press doesn't sound like an intro to a football game. (drum roll, please....) On the right, Charles and David Koch, the brothers who run Koch Industries, America's second largest private company. Show More Summary

Last Week Tonight's John Oliver With Some Advice For New Yorkers Worried About Ebola

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver provided some much needed comic relief on the topic of Ebola and how our media has really screwed the pooch with their coverage on whether the citizens of New York actually have anything to worry about...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Crooked Timber: Responding to Hannah Arendt's critics. We Are Respectable Negroes: The Pumpkin Festival and white privilege. Unqualifed Offerings: How cheap is talk? Campaign for America's Future: David Brooks' infrastructure op-ed. This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 3: Four Walls And A Roof

(Spoilers Below) There's a lesson in tonight's episode for Gareth and the Cannibals and one that shouldn't be forgotten. "You Reap What You Sow." I used this biblical saying because it applies to them specifically and for another reason...Show More Summary

Kaci Hickox' Tent Prison And Chris Christie's Bluster

That is where Kaci Hickox is imprisoned for the next three weeks, barring some legal intervention by the courts. And Governor Chris Christie is just fine with that. Not only is he fine with it, he's swaggering all over social media telling every critic to pound sand up their ass if they don't like it. Because he's a Real Man Who Leads By Bullying. Show More Summary

Open Thread - Beware Of Alcohol Poisoning!

On Halloween, watch out for about a billion Elsas. From an original here. Open thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Cream

On tonight's Music Club, we bid farewell to one of the most talented rock (and jazz) bassists out there and one of the most recognizable voices of the '60s. Here's Jack doing what he does best, playing what is probably Cream's best known song at the top of their game. I can't think of a much better way to remember him than that. Got any favorite Jack Bruce moments?

Cosmic Insight ~ Don’t Chase, Be Chosen.

In the last few weeks, many of us have been energized and much more alive in our personal and professional pursuits. When you ponder this statement, what did you attempt to move while Mars was in fiery Sagittarius? Maybe more importantly, what did you actually create? For some of the lucky and ambitious ones, goals stayed right on course. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Tells The Truth At Coakley Campaign Rally: Right Wing Heads Explode

Hillary Clinton was out campaigning for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in downtown Boston this Friday, and some remarks she made about "job creators" and trickle-down economics has right wing heads exploding...Show More Summary

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