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Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:43371
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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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New Twin Peaks Series! 3 Bands That Belong On The Soundtrack

You may have heard: THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!!  When I first heard the big news, my mind instantly turned to the soundtrack. Show More Summary

Stupid Parent Tricks, Southern States Edition

Via Reddit, the story of what happens when conservative parents discover they didn't raise a robot. Just a quick background to set the scene.. I'm a male in my early 20s. I live at home with my parents and commute to school. I'm currently unemployed (very hard to find work in my area). Show More Summary

How Not To Treat Health Care Workers Returning From West Africa, NY-NJ Edition

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo held a joint press conference on Friday to announce that any health care worker returning from West Africa would be subject to a mandatory 21-day quarantine upon arrival at airports in theirShow More Summary

Illinois: What This State Needs Is A Plutocrat

What do you give a guy who owns nine homes, made $60 million last year and wants to be governor of Illinois? I decided to give him the gift of music. After all, a guy who loves Wrangler jeans and Carhartt coats as much as Bruce Rauner...Show More Summary

Cornel West, John Avlon And Mary Matalin Fight Over Which Reality Should Win

Two of the three in the discussion used facts to back their assertions. One did not. Bill Maher tried to use Paul Krugman's column as the baseline for the discussion of whether or not Obama's presidency is the disaster Matalin and West...Show More Summary

Huckabee Thanks Fox News For Raising His 2016 Profile

It's true. Near-daily appearances on Fox News along with your very own 'pander to the wingnuts' half-hour show on weekends will certainly raise your profile with those who are devotees of Fox News, as Mike Huckabee now acknowledges out...Show More Summary

Gov Chris Christie Refuses To Release Results Of Pay-To-Play Investigation

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Christie is the head of the Republican Governors Association and Charlie Baker is the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts: As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, New Jersey Gov. Show More Summary

Georgia Dems Use 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' To Attract Black Voters, KochHeads Explode

Always the defenders of Republicans' voter suppression efforts, Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade sought out one of the small handful of black republicans who think it's just fine to stack the deck against African-Americans in politics. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Writes $1.8 Million Check To His Campaign

With Alison Lundergan Grimes within one point of Mitch McConnell, there's a battle for the finish and it looks like Kentucky voters are going to get a barrage of ads, thanks to Mitch's checkbook. While he claims he's not worried at all, he's also writing his campaign a personal check for $1.8 million dollars. Show More Summary

Saturday Extra Credit Reading

These are open tabs in my browser for reading and re-reading, because they're either really great insights, or they're information we should all have. What are you reading today? Josh Marshall - Sarah, Bristol and the Recurrence of the...Show More Summary

Immigration Judge Berates Lawyer For Putting Her Clients' Interests Ahead Of Her Own

What? No war on women? Someone needs to tell immigration judge J. Dan Pelletier that, because he just waged it on a new mother who also happens to be an immigration lawyer. An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request...Show More Summary

2014 Midterm Reporting In One Screenshot

I did a search on Paul Davis' name around 9:00 on Friday night. These were the first two results. How can Davis simultaneously lose ground and open a wider lead on Brownback? Only journalists know for sure. Here's the Huffington Post,...Show More Summary

David Brooks Pronounces Democratic Voters' Issues 'Stale'. Alrighty Then.

Okay, kids, let's just pack it up and head home, because the Great and Mighty "Both Sides" man David Brooks has pronounced issues ordinary people care about as dead, stale, stinking carcasses voters are running away from as fast as they...Show More Summary

First-Year Teacher Intervened With Marysville Shooter, Saved Lives

Remember this the next time someone around you says teachers are overpaid thugs. She put her young life at risk to save those students. KIRO-TV: Erick Cervantes is a student at the school who witnessed the shootings, from the eventsShow More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

It wasn't so long ago that no one knew what a hashtag was. Now of course everyone does, thanks to Twitter, and they've become an essential ingredient in our social communication. Indeed, they've become so much a part of how we interact that I'm just going to make some up to go with today's links. Show More Summary


It seems hard to believe but a doctor who returned from Guinea after working with Ebola patients decided the best thing to do was to go out in public. On a packed subway. Seems like he's a good guy with bad ideas. Soooo, not the doctor I'll be going to any time soon. You?

Bill Maher Tears Into Chuck Todd For Aiding And Abetting Sam Brownback

During his New Rules segment this Friday night, Real Time's Bill Maher took a shot at the "easily distracted" voters of Kansas, who may actually reelect their Governor Sam Brownback for another undeserved term after he wrecked the economy...Show More Summary

Open Thread - Old White People Complaining About Halloween?

cartoon h/t Ravens Fan. (Via Amato) Has anyone else noticed Tis the Season for people (the ones I've heard are seniors) kvetching that kids from "other" (ahem, brown) neighborhoods are being "dropped off" in their neighborhood to get...Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Tweedy

The collaboration between the two came to fruition in the form of their debut album with this project, Sukierae. I haven't heard the rest of the album, but after hearing this song, I'm eager to. It's got Tweedy's good lyrics plus the music is interesting and well-arranged. Show More Summary

So Allen West Wants To Shut Down 'Dens Of Sedition'?

You know how conservatives -- especially Tea Party conservatives -- fetishize the Constitution and Bill of Rights? They claim they are the Supreme Documents, at least, until they're not. Allen West, lunatic and teapartyer, has some advice...Show More Summary

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