US Vets DESTROY Fox News Tools for ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Remark in Open Letter (Guest Voice)
Sep28

US Vets DESTROY Fox News Tools for ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Remark in Open Letter (Guest Voice)

First, the folks over on FOX made a misogynistic joke regarding a female pilot. Then, the half-hearted not-apology, and now, the full smack-down, courtesy of the United States Military Veterans. On Thursday, The Five decided to live up to the sort of blind jingoism and Military Worship that right-wingers are constantly demanding of others when...

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Watch Jon Stewart Tell Fox News What They Can Do
Sep26

Watch Jon Stewart Tell Fox News What They Can Do

Faux Fox has been eviscerating the President for saluting with a cup of coffee in his hand, in addition to attacking him mercilessly while our country is, in effect — like it or not — at war. One of the network’s talking heads also claimed that the President was disrespectful to those who are putting their lives on the line, because he saluted with a cup of coffee in his hand. Watch Jon Stewart on the Daily Show yesterday...

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Obamacare: The Shameful Politics
Sep24

Obamacare: The Shameful Politics

Our own Dr. Ron Chusid has been doing a superb job of covering the good things about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the problems and shortcomings where they occur and have occurred and, perhaps most important in this dog-eat-dog climate, he has doggedly been exposing and rebutting the shameful right-wing lies, villainous distortions and brazen slander about this hugely important program. There are so many lies, distortions and so much...

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Watch Bill Maher Nail GOPer: “Why Do You Say ‘Democrat’ When You Know it’s ‘Democratic?’”
Sep24

Watch Bill Maher Nail GOPer: “Why Do You Say ‘Democrat’ When You Know it’s ‘Democratic?’”

What’s in a word? Is arose by any other name still a rose? Or is a rose not yet arose until it’s arisen? If a word by any measure is a shortcut to a thought, and a word is then cut short, is the thought by that measure also cut shorter? If simplicity is for...

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Alaska reporter on air reveals she has medical marijuana business and quits on air (Video)
Sep23

Alaska reporter on air reveals she has medical marijuana business and quits on air (Video)

Conflicts of interest still matter to editors when it comes to their reporters. The public can point to even small ones that and say it compromises their reporters’ and their news organizations’ reporting. It turns out that Charlo Greene of Alaska’s KTVA had a BIG one: during a report on the Alaska Cannibus Club in the context of November’s vote on legalizing marijuana in the state she told viewers she was the...

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American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda (Guest Voice)
Sep23

American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda (Guest Voice)

I have borne witness to an execution — not that I wanted to, but because the condemned man whom I had gotten to know over a 10-year period asked me to be there. Henry Martinez Porter of San Antonio, who was found guilty of killing a Fort Worth police officer, didn’t want any of his...

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Joe Biden’s Gaffe’s: Someone In Media Gets It
Sep22

Joe Biden’s Gaffe’s: Someone In Media Gets It

Joe Biden has certainly made a number of gaffes lately, and of course these are far more likely to make the headlines than more important stories about Biden, such as the many times he countered Hillary Clinton’s hawkish views in the Obama administration. I have also become more tolerant of Biden’s verbal gaffes since he did such an excellent job when really needed, the Vice Presidential debate in 2012 after Obama did a...

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Russians Must Prepare for Lengthy Stand-Off with the United States (Izvestia, Russia)
Sep20

Russians Must Prepare for Lengthy Stand-Off with the United States (Izvestia, Russia)

Is there a solution to the Ukraine crisis short of all-out war in the heart of Europe? For Russia’s Izvestia, Sergei Karaganov, chairman of Russia’s Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, lays out the challenges for Moscow as it seeks to navigate difficult sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies, endure long enough to weaken the basis of U.S. power, and overcome what he perceives as Washington’s...

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Cartoon: ISIS Magazine
Sep19

Cartoon: ISIS Magazine

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‘Zionists Planned ISIS’: Justice Official’s Tweet Reflects Wider Problem (Het Parool, The Netherlands)
Sep17

‘Zionists Planned ISIS’: Justice Official’s Tweet Reflects Wider Problem (Het Parool, The Netherlands)

What should be done? We in the West have a right to free speech, but free speech can be a dangerous thing. It isn’t a new problem, but in the Netherlands they are dealing with a particularly acute case. Last month, Justice Ministry official Yasmina Haifi tweeted that the Islamic State was part of a ‘Zionist plot’ to blacken the name of Islam, and was promptly suspended from her job with … wait for it …...

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How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?
Sep16

How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?

They’re back with their “star” witness (as noted yesterday). Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post Fox News Aired Nearly 1,100 Benghazi Segments Across 5 Programs, Study Finds NEW YORK — Benghazi is back in the spotlight this week, as the House on Wednesday begins its select committee hearings on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks. But given that conservative media have claimed for more than two years that the Obama...

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Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence
Sep13

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence By Dick Polman If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video – released Monday by TMZ – where entitled pigskin jock Ray Rice cold-cocks his lady and drags her limp body...

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As Shown Again in Iraq, France Must Reject ‘Subjection’ to the United States (Le Figaro, France)
Sep12

As Shown Again in Iraq, France Must Reject ‘Subjection’ to the United States (Le Figaro, France)

After France’s rejection of the Iraq War resolution at the U.N. Security Council, has France retreated from its independent course, only to march in lock step with the United States? For Le Figaro, senior international correspondent Renaud Girard reminds readers of how prescient the non-aligned France of General Charles de Gaulle and Dominique de Villepin have proven to be, and advises French leaders that for the good of France...

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50th Anniversary of the TV Ad that Changed Politics
Sep11

50th Anniversary of the TV Ad that Changed Politics

50th Anniversary of the TV Ad that Changed Politics By Dick Polman Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would our politics be like today if she hadn’t burst upon the scene 50 years ago – a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America’s first gut-punch TV ad? Maybe our politics would be cleaner, but who knows. If the “Daisy ad” hadn’t smeared Barry Goldwater as a warmongering madman,...

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Chuck Todd Lifts Long-Suffering ‘Meet The Press’
Sep10

Chuck Todd Lifts Long-Suffering ‘Meet The Press’

“Meet the Press” saw a ratings jump with the debut of moderator Chuck Todd. NBC News Chuck Todd is off to a good start, but he has a long way go to reverse the fortunes of “Meet the Press.” The goateed journalist, who was NBC News’ chief White House correspondent and remains its political director,...

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Rescuing Foley and Sotloff
Sep09

Rescuing Foley and Sotloff

A real, and clever, attempt was made to find and rescue the two American captives of ISIS in Syria. It is described by Nicholas Schmidle in the New Yorker. The [FBI] agents hoped that the European former hostages could help them find these missing Americans. The agents listened as the former hostages relived their ordeals—recalling where they had been detained and how they had been treated by their captors. They both said that they...

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Islamic State Barbarism Ignites Long-Absent Muslim Soul Searching (Die Zeit, Germany)
Sep08

Islamic State Barbarism Ignites Long-Absent Muslim Soul Searching (Die Zeit, Germany)

Since September 11, a continuing concern in the West has been the perception of a lack of Muslim introspection over the use of Islam as a fulcrum for terrorism. Now, with the emergence of the Islamic State, the most bestial, immoral and nihilistic band of terrorists the modern world has ever known, such a dialogue among the Muslim intelligentsia and average people alike appears to have begun. For Germany’s Die Zeit, columnist...

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The Fall GOP Strategy Becomes Clear
Sep07

The Fall GOP Strategy Becomes Clear

“You know keepaway? One of the oldest games in humankind, where …” A very clear outline of the GOP fall strategy is beginning to take shape: Obama Goes on Meet the Press, Reality Fails to Intrude John Hinderaker* / Power Line* [* Seemingly, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries.] President Obama appeared on Meet the Press this morning with new host Chuck Todd.  The conversation focused primarily on ISIS, Iraq...

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Beware Perpetuating NATO by Fanning Flames with Russia (Le Figaro, France)
Sep07

Beware Perpetuating NATO by Fanning Flames with Russia (Le Figaro, France)

With heavy weapons crassly strewn across the NATO Summit golf course apparently ready for immediate delivery and the largest assembly of world leaders ever to appear at one time on British soil, is the NATO Alliance over-hyping the threat posed by Russia to justify its existence and mask it’s lack of a strategy to deal with the Islamic State? For France’s Le Figaro, world affairs columnist Pierre Rousselin warns that the...

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Cartoon: Beheading
Sep06

Cartoon: Beheading

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