Is democracy unraveling?
Apr27

Is democracy unraveling?

WASHINGTON — The world’s democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties. There is a decline of trust in traditional political parties but also a rise in partisanship. A broad desire for governments to reduce the levels of economic insecurity and expand opportunity is constrained by a loss of confidence in the capacity...

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Another ‘Serious’ Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage
Apr27

Another ‘Serious’ Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage

I have recently started to use satire to illustrate, accentuate and exaggerate what I feel are outrageous stances on social and political issues. Often I quote my favorite satirist, Andy Borowitz, but sometimes I try my hand at it — admittedly a risky undertaking when there are so many well-known and excellent satirical publications and web sites. Since so many of our Republican politicians, pundits and activists say and do...

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George W. Bush Trashes President Obama on ISIS and Iran
Apr27

George W. Bush Trashes President Obama on ISIS and Iran

Oh, the irony.  Former president George W. Bush trashed President Obama on Iran and ISIS during a meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday. He opined that Obama had America in retreat mode on the world stage and that he was too soft on Iran and ISIS. Um, remember “Mission Accomplished?” More from Bloomberg: According to the attendee’s transcription, Bush noted that Iran has a new president, Hassan...

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Political Limbo: Cruz warns of ‘liberal fascism’ targeting Christians
Apr26

Political Limbo: Cruz warns of ‘liberal fascism’ targeting Christians

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is warning conservatives about extremism. That’s like the pot calling the pot a pot. Cruz — who believes “nuance” is a as filthy a word as the word “moderate” — is warning that “liberal fascism” is targeting Christians. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday said Democrats had gone to extremes in their persecution of Christians. “Today’s Democratic Party has...

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President Barack Obama’s Complete Comedy Routine 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)
Apr26

President Barack Obama’s Complete Comedy Routine 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)

Here’s President Barack Obama’s compelete comedy routine at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner: For the full transcript of the routine GO HERE. Here’s how The Hill framed...

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Cartoon: Koch Bulimia
Apr26

Cartoon: Koch Bulimia

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Clinton Foundation Admits Mistakes As Foreign Donation Controversy Swirls
Apr26

Clinton Foundation Admits Mistakes As Foreign Donation Controversy Swirls

The Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes as the foreign donation controversy, prompted by the book “Clinton Cash,” engulfs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The foundation said, “Yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don’t happen in the future.” Clinton Foundation statement: As the...

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Huckbee Claims Gay Marriage Leads To “Criminalization Of Christianity”
Apr25

Huckbee Claims Gay Marriage Leads To “Criminalization Of Christianity”

Mike Huckabee is calling legalization of same-sex marriage a move towards the “criminalization of Christianity.” “I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as never before,” Huckabee said Thursday, according to audio of the call obtained by Right Wing Watch, a project of the progressive advocacy group People for the American Way. “Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great...

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Borowitz Has Good (Satirical) Advice for Republicans
Apr24

Borowitz Has Good (Satirical) Advice for Republicans

Perhaps because the issue is (temporarily) overshadowed by the tragic accidental drone-strike-killing of two hostages being held by Al Qaeda in Pakistan and by Ted Cruz’ introduction of two bills to stop gay marriage, there are “only” a score or so articles listed at memeorandum.com on allegations of inappropriate contributions to the Clinton Foundation and on various other allegations arising from allegations in Clinton Cash by...

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Questions On Clinton Foundation Contributions And Speaking Fees May Bring About Further Fall In Polls
Apr24

Questions On Clinton Foundation Contributions And Speaking Fees May Bring About Further Fall In Polls

Recent coverage of the Clinton scandals will hopefully put an end to the conservative myth of a liberal media which will lie and twist the news to promote Democratic candidates at the expense of Republicans. Much of the “liberal” media is demonstrating that they are just as likely to cover evidence of unethical behavior among political leaders regardless of party. The New York Times looked at how Cash Flowed to Clinton...

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Madison, Wisconsin, becomes first city in U.S. to offer civil rights protections to atheists
Apr24

Madison, Wisconsin, becomes first city in U.S. to offer civil rights protections to atheists

Madison, Wisconsin, becomes first city in U.S. to offer civil rights protections to atheists by Miriam Rafferty SAN DIEGO, Ca (SDONA)–Madison, Wisconsin has become the first city in the nation to give legal protections to atheists in housing, employment and public accommodations. Despite gains made civil rights for racial minorities, women and gays, atheists who claim no religious beliefs continue to face discrimination across...

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Cartoon: Billionaire Frat Boys
Apr24

Cartoon: Billionaire Frat Boys

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Is Ted Cruz Dining with “The Enemy?”  [Guest Voice by Rambie]
Apr24

Is Ted Cruz Dining with “The Enemy?” [Guest Voice by Rambie]

Is Ted Cruz dining with “The Enemy?” by Rambie Here, from one of TMV’s regular commenters who is one among several who often leave comments on others’ articles that can stand as good reads in and of themselves… So I invited our commenters to submit articles to us… thus, here is Rambie… [Dr. E., ed.] On Monday night openly homophob and GOP 2016 candidate, Ted Cruz had dinner with gay hoteliers...

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DEA Scandal: Drugs, Prostitutes and ‘Grotesque’ Double Standards (La Jornada, Mexico)
Apr23

DEA Scandal: Drugs, Prostitutes and ‘Grotesque’ Double Standards (La Jornada, Mexico)

Given the corruption and duplicity with which U.S. government agencies like the DEA, ATF and Secret Service operate, to say nothing of the public lying and unconstitutional activity of the NSA, what right do U.S. officials have to complain about corruption in places like Colombia and Mexico? This editorial from Mexico’s La Jornada takes on the most recent scandal, which involves DEA agents being entertained by prostitutes at...

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Democrats should like their odds of retaking the Senate
Apr23

Democrats should like their odds of retaking the Senate

Democrats should like their odds of retaking the Senate by Richard Barry Doug Sosnik at Politico seems to be saying three related but distinct things in an article about who will hold a majority in the U.S. Senate after the 2016 election. The first is that whichever party wins the presidency is likely to take the Senate; the second is that since the odds seem to favour Hillary Clinton winning it all, the Democrats will likely regain...

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The Gingrich-Adams lesson
Apr23

The Gingrich-Adams lesson

WASHINGTON — Let us now praise Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich. There he was, the scourge of Big Government, on the op-ed page of The New York Times Wednesday calling for a doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget. “It’s irresponsible and shortsighted, not prudent, to let financing for basic research dwindle,” he wrote, noting that government investments in preventing and curing disease could save...

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Gov Scott Walker Celebrates Earth Day By Firing 57 Environmental Agency Employees
Apr23

Gov Scott Walker Celebrates Earth Day By Firing 57 Environmental Agency Employees

Gov. Scott Walker celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday by laying off at least fifty-seven employees of the state Department of Natural Resources. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Fifty-seven employees of the state Department of Natural Resources began receiving formal notices this week that they might face layoff as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget for the...

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Burwell V. King Consequences
Apr23

Burwell V. King Consequences

Josh Marshall weighs potential political consequences of the Burwell V. King Supreme Court ruling on Talking Points Memo. There are many Democrats who believe that, in political terms, the joke will be on Republicans if the Supreme Court adopts the preposterous claim of the plaintiffs who say that Obamacare subsidies in states without state exchanges violate the law. This is because millions of middle- and lower middle-class people...

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Good News In Polls On Obamacare, Obama, And The Economy
Apr22

Good News In Polls On Obamacare, Obama, And The Economy

There is some favorable news in a couple polls out yesterday. A Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that the number who view the Affordable Care Act favorably or unfavorably is now evenly split, with 43 percent having a favorable view and 42 percent unfavorable. This remains within the margin of error and, while still lower than it should be considering how well the law has worked, is an improvement over previous polls. Last month 43...

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About Dick Cheney’s decline
Apr22

About Dick Cheney’s decline

About Dick Cheney’s decline: Some observers believe the former vice-president is showing signs of mental illness. Others bark back, “You mean you’ve only just noticed?” Jonathan Chait slogs through the poisonous weeds of Cheneyland and takes a hard look at Cheney’s pronouncements on Iran, Obama, American decline, etc. etc. Like all Republican officeholders and some Democratic ones, Cheney thinks Obama has...

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