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...

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...

Anthony Weiner Resigns From Congress

Here is Josh Marshall’s response in its entirety: So, Anthony Weiner is set to resign from Congress. Since I said I hoped he wouldn’t do so, I feel obliged to comment on his decision. What stands out to me about all this aren’t Weiner’s juvenile and mortifying ‘offenses,’...

Rick Santorum Wants To Ban All Abortions — With One Exception

There is one circumstance in which Rick Santorum supports a woman’s right to an abortion — and it’s not rape or incest (emphasis is mine): Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers...

Complete, Unedited Pentagon Papers Is Now Online

When the New York Times published, in June 1971, a secret government study of the history of the Vietnam War leaked to the Times by then-Pentagon employee Daniel Ellsberg, it was at the time the most complete set of documents available. But there were still gaps in the history those documents revealed, due...

People Who Live in Glass Houses…

… shouldn’t throw stones. And since Rience Priebus (the RNC chair) did exactly that by accusing the Democrats of dragging their heels on the subject of Anthony Weiner, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the DNC chair) called him on it, but good: NBC’s “Meet the Press” hosted a discussion between the two...

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