President Barack Obama delivered a commencement speech to Naval Academy graduates Friday in which he warned that sexual assaults in the military branches threaten to erode America's faith in the armed forces. "We need your honor, that inner compass that guides you," the president said. Show More Summary
Oh, you thought I meant the jihadi preachers on the dole? No, I meant people making angry comments about the Woolrich butchers. A 22-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of making malicious comments on Facebook following the murder of...
Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin's repeated and dragged-out heckling of President Obama during his drone policy speech is simply the latest in a disgusting and damaging repeat act that has become almost ritual.
David Pryce-Jones on the Woolwich attack.
A damaging Friday news dump before a holiday weekend? Who could have seen that coming? Dump away, Justice Department: The Justice...
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs expressed skepticism in a television interview about proposals to create a presidential commission to examine the enormous backlog of veterans disability claims. Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), said a presidential panel, which … Continue reading ?
Touting the Boy Scouts' "landmark" and "historic" decision to allow openly-gay members, CBS, ABC, and NBC gave supporters of the decision three times as many quotes as their opponents got on Friday morning's news stories. The networks gave 10 soundbites to supporters of the new Scouts policy and only three to its opponents. Show More Summary
Forget about those other endorsements (but thank you), the biggest endorsement news by far today is the endorsement of Barbara Buono for Governor by Republican Mayor Nick Poliseno. It's really stunning news when you think about it. Unlike...Show More Summary
Ars Technica writer Jason Marlin describes a recent hair-raising experience: I was getting ready to dive back into work when the storm really picked up. “Ahhhh,” I thought as I leaned back in my chair to stare out at the strange greenish light against a purple-clouded backdrop. “So beautiful!” At that moment—and this part is a […]
Republican Party of Virginia Treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds, a former aide to and “very close friend” of gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli II (R), told Virginia blogger Ben Tribbett that he is “not a big fan of contraception, frankly.” FitzSimmonds — who was Cuccinelli’s legislative director during his time in the Virginia Senate, as well as a [...]
The following is a response I received from Alex Gibney, director of the new documentary on WikiLeaks, “We Steal Secrets.” I have not added any comments to this response. It appears unedited as a kind of rebuttal to my review. I will also take the time to note that, despite my strong criticisms, it is worth it to view the film. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama will travel to Oklahoma City on Sunday "to see first-hand the response to the devastating tornadoes and severe weather" that ravaged the area, meet with families affected by the devastation, and thank emergency responders, the White House announced Friday. On Tuesday, Obama will head to the Jersey Shore to assess the rebuilding [...]
Every now and again, a political pundit is required to stand up and admit to the world that he or she got it wrong. For me, this would be one of those moments. For quite some time, I have been predicting that Obamacare would likely mean higher insurance rates in the individual market for the [...]
Connor Simpson is impressed by Tesla’s early repayment of their Department of Energy loan, which has earned the government a $20 million profit: It’s quite an accomplishment considering the fates that have befallen other green energy companies. Show More Summary
NBC’s Domenico Montanaro looks ahead to the week in politics. President Obama travels to Oklahoma and the Jersey Shore to check on recovery efforts, politicians hit the money trail, Memorial Day, and Andy “The Candidate” launches his comeback bid.