Michele Bachmann’s Flawed ‘Consistency’ on LGBT Rights

Despite Michele Bachmann’s support for New York State’s right to legalize same-sex marriage, her position on this issue is still inconsistent and illogical. Here is what she told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday (emphasis is in the original): BACHMANN: In New York state, they have passed the law...

Huge Bipartisan House Majority Rejects Obama’s Libya Resolution

From Politico: The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year. The president’s supporters still held out hope that they could stop an effort to restrict funding for...

“Please, just once, act with prudence….”

That is Gideon Levy’s plea to Israel, as a new flotilla of human rights activists prepares to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Levy, who writes for Haaretz, begs Israel to remember the past (emphasis is mine): Had Israel not behaved with such wanton stupidity, and not attacked the previous...

It’s the Wars, Stupid

Naive leftist hippie dreamers like me have been saying for years that no one asks the question, “Where is the money going to come from” (for national health care, for a New Deal-type government public works program, for extending unemployment benefits, for providing federal emergency funds to...

The Difference Between Bush and Obama on the Law

Bush told the lawyers to make the law say what he wanted it to say; Obama tells the lawyers he doesn’t care what the law...

Mitt Romney Won’t Take the Pledge

Mitt Romney has declined to sign a pledge (sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony list, to accord with the right’s penchant for names that represent the opposite of what they want to do) to oppose legal abortion: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum each signed the...

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