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How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

Iranian Regime Releases Video of US Stealth Drone Replica

Despite repeated warnings from the Pentagon, Barack Obama rejected three plans to recover or destroy the US drone that was intercepted over Iranian territory. Con Underground was the first to report on this latest national security disaster. Jennifer Griffin reported: … Continue reading ?

NY Times: Gruber's Comments Merely an 'Infelicitous' Expression of Frustration

If you always expect the NY Times to bend over backwards to help Democrats in trouble, you'll rarely be disappointed. Such is the case today with the NY Times coverage of the Jonathan Gruber affair. Not surprisingly, the Times' Neil Irwin has zero outrage to spare for a high-profile Obama adviser calling the American people stupid. Show More Summary

Gruber Believes Americans Are “Stupid”—More Videos Surfacing

Guest Post by Mara Zebest When the Liberal media makes any mention of the Gruber video, it’s usually to explain that the video is out of context, or Gruber didn’t really mean to call Americans stupid —but unfortunately for MSNBC’s Mika—even … Continue reading ?

Obamacare Architect Was Right: ‘Stupid’ American Voters ‘Don’t Care About The Uninsured’

Romneycare/Obamacare architect and MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber is back in the right-wing crosshairs over another recently-surfaced comment he made about the relative intelligence of the American voter, this time at a Washington University talk in St. Louis on October 4, 2013. Just yesterday morning, Gruber was apologizing for remarks he made in 2012 about [...]

Cop Slaps Man Exercising Rights

In yet another example of how police officers act today if they don’t know there’s a camera on, a New York sheriff’s deputy was suspended without pay after a video that appears to show him slapping a young man went online. The cop is seen quickly losing patience with a man who did not want his car searched, as is his right under the Fourth Amendment.

Why The U.S.-China CO2 Deal Is An Energy, Climate, And Political Gamechanger

The new U.S.-China climate deal greatly increases the chance of a global agreement in 2015 that could put the world on a path toward avoiding catastrophic warming. It also ensures that carbon-free energy will be the dominant source of new energy in the coming decades. Show More Summary

Police Are Taught How To Best Benefit From Legalized Theft

Civil asset forfeiture allows a police force to punish people by taking their property with no due process, no conviction, and possibly without charging them with a crime. It has become such a lucrative way for a police force to get money that they are becoming selective in which property they will seize. Police even [...]Show More Summary

The Angry GOP Backlash to Obama's Historic Climate Accord

Republicans have long argued that U.S. efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions would be worthless unless China followed suit. The new deal with Beijing hasn't won them over.

Team Bruce: Why ‘Fortunate Son’ Belonged At The Concert For Valor

Blind patriotism: not really the best kind of patriotism. The post Team Bruce: Why ‘Fortunate Son’ Belonged At The Concert For Valor appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Inhofe's Greatest Climate Change Denial Hits

As you've likely heard, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe -- author of "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future" -- is the Republicans' first choice to head the Senate committee that oversees the country's environmental policy. Show More Summary

Gruber: GOP 'Master Strategy' to 'Confuse' People About ObamaCare

In an appearance on Boston PBS affiliate WGBH’s “Greater Boston” on Tuesday, embattled ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber once again attempted to apologize for his ill-advised comments crediting the “stupidity of the American people” for the passage of ObamaCare in 2010. Show More Summary

Veterans Day Countdown to Honor Flight South Jersey 2015

For Veterans Day, I want to let you know about something coming up in January that means a lot to me. For several years, my beloved Joey has been an escort guardian for a World War II vet going down to the WWII Memorial in D.C. with Honor Flight South Jersey. Show More Summary

Usher Releases New Single... at the Bottom of Honey Nut Cheerios Boxes

In what might be one of the more unusual celebrity/product partnerships in recent years, R&B singer Usher's new single, "Clueless," will be the prize at the bottom of specially-marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios sold exclusively at Walmart. Show More Summary

Happy Veterans Day 2014

HAPPY VETERANS DAY 2014 Thank you for serving this great nation. The Concert for Valor tonight in Washington DC from the US Park Police helicopter “Eagle 1? Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. A federal … Continue reading ?

Obama Insults Americans With Phony “Buffering” Graphic To Push Internet Agenda For Net Neutrality

Guest Post by Mara Zebest Apparently Liberals and the Obama Team think Americans are that dumb. Recently an uncovered video of Gruber—the architect of Obamacare—proves that Liberals and the Obama team view Americans as stupid. Gruber also reveals that in … Continue reading ?

Does the Magna Carta Mean More to Americans Than to Brits?

The British comedian Tony Hancock, when exasperated at any suggested attack on his citizen rights, would cry out, "And what of Magna Carta? Did she die in vain?" Hancock wasn't the only British champion of just cause to misconceive the identity of this foundational constitutional document. Show More Summary

Does 'Magna Carta' Mean More to Americans Than to Brits?

The British comedian Tony Hancock, when exasperated at any suggested attack on his citizen rights, would cry out, "And what of Magna Carta? Did she die in vain?" Hancock wasn't the only British champion of just cause to misconceive the identity of this foundational constitutional document. Show More Summary

Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional ‘License To Discriminate’ Against LGBT Workers And Customers

State Sen. Donna Campbell (R) wants to amend the Texas Constitution to ensure that religious people and businesses can refuse to hire or serve LGBT people. The post Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional ‘License To Discriminate’ Against LGBT Workers And Customers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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