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Obama’s ‘We Don’t Have A Strategy’ In Context

President Obama should have said, “We have many options but have not yet decided on a specific strategy.” Instead, speaking in shorthand, he said, We Don’t have a strategy,” and he’s being beaten up for that sentence, which ignores the rest of what he said. U.S. President Barack Obama smiles while delivering a statement from [...]

Mike's Blog Round Up

Yes, Chuck Todd, the Republican Party basically has "too many crazy white guys." In fact, that's most of the party. And it's not just on reproductive rights, it's on, well, everything. Thanks for asking, though, even if, like the rest of your ilk, you can't quite come to terms with what the GOP has become, however obvious it may be. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Children at gun ranges, ISIS, women in the workplace and more

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

We begin today's APR with the tragic accidental killing of a gun range instructor by a 9-year-old girl. The New York Times: It seems beyond pathetic to describe this horrific turn of events as simply an unforeseen accident, leaving unasked...Show More Summary

Fox Pundits Heap Praise On Warren Buffet For Helping Burger King Move To Canada

American billionaire business magnate and investor Warren Buffett's decision to invest in the $11 billion deal to help Burger King buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons may not be quite as cut and dry as many have painted it when it comes to his stance on paying U.S. Show More Summary

Cliven Bundy’s Son Pulls His 5 Kids From School Because They Can’t Carry Weapons

AATTP reports the story via One of the sons of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy’s son has pulled his five children out of various Clark County School District locations after a dispute with school administrators. Officials at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite told Ryan Bundy [pictured] that his 15-year-old daughter was not allowed to [...]

On Friday’s Radio Show…

Time To Ask A Mexican! Syndicated Columnist Gustavo Arellano answers your questions about immigration and what’s happening at the border It’s The Friday-Night-Free-For-All where all the calls are unscreened!

I dunno…maybe men should be more intelligent?

But don’t drink any of that liquor ladies…that liquor is for dudes.

Doctor Schools JD Hayworth On Live TV Over Racist Disease Fearmongering

Newsmax bookers need some training to make sure they're matching their message and their messenger, because I'm sure JD Hayworth was not prepared for his interview with Texas Children's Hospital's Dr. Peter Horetz. JD Hayworth is a right-wing extremist radio personality who has transitioned to the new Newsmax online television network. Show More Summary

Emmett Till's cousins recall historic murder

The boys, some the age of Little Leaguers, the others just a few years older, were sleeping one night long ago about 1 a.m.

Gutfeld To Me: Why Do Liberals Have A Hard Time Identifying Evil

It’s not whether or not liberals (like me) can’t identify evil. It’s whether or not ISIS is a threat to the United States, and I, much to the horror of Greg Gutfeld and most viewers of the O’Reilly Factor, said they are not a threat and we should stay out of a war between Sunni [...]

App Lets You Know If What You’re Buying Supports Republicans

Need to know if your food is secretly linked to Monsanto? There’s an app for that. Want to be sure you’re not buying things that support the Koch Brothers? There’s an app for that, too. And soon, there will be a new app on the market that will tell you if the money you spend [...]

Open thread for night owls: ISIS followed the CIA model by torturing with waterboarding

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jon Queally at CommonDreams writes Modeling CIA Torture, ISIS Waterboarded Those It Captured: Report: The Washington Post reports on Thursday that at least four individuals taken captive by the Islamic State were tortured and that the...Show More Summary

The skulduggery of ousting Illinois candidates

We know, we know: Politics ain't beanbag. But politics doesn't have to be rotten and nefarious either. We know, we know: Politics ain't beanbag. But politics doesn't have to be rotten and nefarious either.

BK boycott will be hard to sustain

So, Burger King's bugging out on the United States.

Late Night: Jon Stewart on Race (& Ferguson in the Media)

Jon Stewart returned from a brief hiatus with a brilliant take down of the racially charged Ferguson coverage in the media, primarily on FOX News. Not that they are the only offenders.

Teacher Tweeting Threats To Students Still Teaching

Krista Hodges is still employed at California’s Newark Memorial High School in spite of having Tweeted that she wants to stab kids. Doug Oakley at the Oakland Tribune published some of her more threatening tweets, which were collected by Hodges’s colleague over a period of six months. Hodges shared plenty of ideas about how she [...]

Economics Daily Digest: Read this before your Internet goes out

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Time Warner Cable Internet Outage Affects Millions (Vanity Fair) Kia Makarechi speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford,...Show More Summary

Hidden good news for the money-challenged young

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report the other day on Americans' wealth that seemed full of bad news. Middle-class wealth was down, and inequality — the gap between the top and everyone else — was up. Stereotypes seem confirmed. But wait. Buried in the bad news was some...

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