Tightening Whose Belts?

Pres. Obama said this in his weekly radio address: Government has to start living within its means, just like families do. We have to cut the spending we can’t afford so we can put the economy on sounder footing, and give our businesses the confidence they need to grow and create jobs. Mouthing right-wing...

Lie All You Want, But Be Civil About It

I could not agree more with Greg Sargent’s take on Mark Halperin’s “indefinite suspension” from MSNBC for saying, on Morning Joe, that Pres. Obama is “kind of a dick.” I’m sorry, but this is crazy. Halperin’s crack was crude and dumb, but it doesn’t deserve indefinite...

New Texas Law Defunds Planned Parenthood

Yesterday, I wrote about Wisconsin passing a new budget that defunds Planned Parenthood. Today, I see that Texas has just passed an “omnibus health bill” that also defunds Planned Parenthood, and for good measure turns Medicaid into a block grant, which of course will mean less money and fewer...

Michele Bachmann IS a Flake, and Chris Wallace Should Not Have Apologized

Look, a candidate for President of the United States who tells audiences that the Lion King is a gay conspiracy; or that hundreds of scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, believe in intelligent design; or that Iraq looks like the Mall of America, deserves to be called a flake, and Wallace should not...

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...

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