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Should General Dempsey Resign?

Listening to Martin Dempsey speak over the past months, one might conclude that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is uncomfortable waging war in Iraq under the White House banner of 'No Boots on the Ground.' Time and again this fall, Dempsey has said U.S. Show More Summary

Maher, Matthews, Roland Martin: Gruber Is Right

HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher, along with MSNBC's "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and TV One's "NewsOne Now" host Roland Martin expressed their agreement with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's comments about the stupidity of voters on Friday. Show More Summary



Scottsboro, Ferguson, and Judge Horton

One could say that the reaction of the mob in Ferguson is the act of spitting on the tomb of Martin Luther King.

Warmist frauds: wishing the ends, not the means

Former Labor Minister Martin Ferguson nails the hypocrisy of the Greens over China’s…

Cosby’s Attorney To Reporters: ‘Proceed At Your Peril’

Buzzfeed as published a letter from Martin Singer, an attorney for Bill Cosby, warning them off pursuing rape allegations against Cosby. On Wednesday, Buzzfeed published a letter from Cosby attorney Martin Singer categorically denying the claims made this week by model Janice Dickenson and cautioning “in the strongest possible terms” against repeating her story, which [...]

Arguing the Church

In conversation with Father James Martin, and some related thoughts on intra-Catholic disputes.

Poverty of Ambition

Martin Kettle writing in The Guardian lays bare the poverty of ambition that defines the Labour Party these days. Under Ed Miliband's leadership the best Labour can hope for is to scrape home as the largest party, but with only one third...Show More Summary

Politicians, the press and sex

Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital escapades and suggesting, King concluded,...

Sunday round-up: the confusing Horwath hangs on; gorgeous 'Malificent' star hints at bisexuality...

This Martin Regg Cohn opinion piece pretty much sums up most of my thoughts on Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, whose unfortunate leadership was renewed yesterday by skeptical NDP delegates at their Toronto convention. She may have...Show More Summary

Standing Ovation for Oprah-Produced MLK Movie 'Selma'

Selma, the new Oprah Winfrey-produced film about a year in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., received "two thunderous standing ovations" at its first screening in New York Monday night, film critic Roger Friedman wrote on his website, Showbiz 411. Show More Summary

What About Martin O’Malley?

Democrats seem to be ignoring a reasonable alternative to Hillary Clinton. Molly Ball at The Atlantic: Martin O’Malley ought to be a Democrat’s dream candidate. In two terms as the governor of Maryland, he’s ushered in a sweeping liberal agenda that includes gay marriage, gun control, an end to the death penalty, and in-state college [...]

Rep. John Lewis Calls For ‘Massive, Non-Violent Protests’

If Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted by the grand jury, Congressman John Lewis would like to see “massive, non-violent protests.” While appearing on Roland Martin‘s radio show, Rep. Lewis was asked whether the numerous stories of African-American men being shot by police — Brown’s death chief among them — was “the modern-day Selma”, referring [...]

FBI Blackmailed MLK, Urged Him to Commit Suicide

The FBI sent a letter authorized by director J. Edgar Hoover to civil rights leader Martin Luther King telling him to kill himself or sordid details about his private life would be revealed. The letter, which included an audiotape from FBI wiretaps of King, has never been revealed in full until its recent discovery by a researcher. Show More Summary

Nader Supports A Martin O’Malley 2016 Run

Ralph Nader believes the Democratic Party blew it in 2014, and they are making a mistake with an early “coronation” of Hillary Clinton. Well to sum it up, the Democratic Party is unable to defend the Republic from the worst Republican Party in history. The Republicans are as extreme, more extreme as they’ve ever been…If [...]

Defying the Dinosuars

Iain Martin wrote an interesting opinion piece for The telegraph the other day in which he invites Professor Brian Cox to answer the question, "Is there any intelligent life whatsoever left in the Scottish Labour Party?". Now Iain goes...Show More Summary

Should Political Sex Scandals Be News?

A new book about Gary Hart and an uncensored letter from the FBI to Martin Luther King Jr. reopen the debate on the line between the private and the political.

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