(John Hinderaker) In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. Show More Summary
EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Thousands of armed rebels flood Yemen capital.
If there's anyone who should be crawling under a rock, it's this guy: Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches': Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary
SO GIVEN TEXAS PRECEDENT, IS THIS AN INDICTABLE ABUSE OF POWER? Excerpts of text messages exchanged Saturday between University of Houston Chancellor and President Renu Khator and state Sen. John Whitmire of Houston.
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"I don't know why he used the word 'justice.' It's not appropriate here. This is an attack on our country, we have to react to it," an upset Chris Matthews reacted to a video excerpt of President Obama's statement today about the beheading...Show More Summary
Why Are Some People So Much Luckier Than Others? I consider myself to be 'lucky' but it's mostly a fundamental kind of luck - I know that the tornado won't hit my hotel, the test results will come back negative,...
I DUNNO, IT’S ONLY CONJECTURE WITHOUT AN EXPERIMENT: Yep: MSNBC would react quite differently if Tea Partiers threw rocks at them.
With friends like these (who offer blind support for Israel no matter its crimes), then who needs enemies?
A CARTER-STYLE HOSTAGE-RESCUE FLOP. At least nobody died.
[guest post by Dana] After the ghastly news of the ISIS beheading, Jim Geraghty pointed out a significant and telling difference in the response of two world leaders: Over there: “U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer vacation to return to London and chair urgent meetings on the threat posed by ISIS in […]
At noon Wednesday, local time, attorneys representing the Archdiocese of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit concerning the satanic "black mass" scheduled to be held on Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. As previously reported...Show More Summary
TECHNOLOGY: Corvette Valet Mode Is Like A Russian Dashcam For Parking.
More pampering of Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder on the front page of the New York Times: Wednesday's edition featured "Shared Vision, Varying Styles," yet another defense of Holder (and criticism of Obama from the left) in a "news...Show More Summary
The gruesome murder of American reporter James Foley was horrific enough, but now right-wing bloggers and conservative commentators seem determined to make it more grotesque still. With word from ABC News that the Obama White House was...Show More Summary
With this fairly quiet and not-hot-enough summer drawing to a close, the Toronto mayoral race is just about to switch into high gear. Polls offer a hint of clarity as many lately have shown John Tory pulling ahead, Olivia Chow falling back and Rob Ford stagnating, including the reliable Nanos. Show More Summary
Kevin Drum responded to my ruminating about guilt and shame and how they trip up liberal causes. It’s human nature to get defensive when you feel guilty, and it’s hard to recruit defensive folks to your cause. If this were only an occasional problem, that would be one thing. But let’s be honest: We really [Read more...]
Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support. This time Hoft made waves with his base talking about how Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson had suffered an "orbital blowout fracture to…
Following a swarm of 2600 earthquakes on Saturday in and around Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports that the Bárðarbunga civil aviation color code has been raised to “Orange.” IMO defines this alert: “ORANGE: Volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.”