You Stay Classy, George and Laura

No room at this inn until January 15 — even for the president-elect [emphasis mine]: To the list of people having trouble finding somewhere in Washington to stay in early January, there can now be added one more entry: the Obama family. President Bush’s aides have turned down a request from...

Comic Relief from the McCain Campaign

A team of Fox investigative reporters went to a post-election sale at McCain headquarters in Arlington, VA, and got a Blackberry loaded with confidential campaign information: It started with a snippet we read on page A23 in Thursday’s Washington Post.  The McCain-Palin campaign was going to sell its used...

Colin Powell Calls Out Sarah Palin and the GOP Over “Small Town Values”

I’m sure by now you’re all overwhelmed with nostalgia for the 2008 presidential campaign (you betcha!) I mean, it’s been, what, just over a month since the election, right? So, to help satisfy your endless electioneering jones, check out this clip of Colin Powell, in an interview with...

Wyden and Feinstein Hedge Their Bets on Ending Torture

Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have been scrambling to do damage control after suggesting, in remarks quoted in the New York Times, that they no longer supported legislation to end torture of detainees in U.S. custody by limiting interrogators to using only the tactics listed in the Army Field Manual (most...

On ‘Myths’, Memes, and Former GOP Media Flunkies

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” – Alice in Wonderland File under “Andrew Malcolm is...

The Foreign Occupation Is Over

Every once in a while, you come across a post and think, “Oh my god, this is exactly how I feel,” and you’re stunned that somebody else feels it the same way: As Obama takes over the wreckage this country is in, one can’t help but feel like something alien to America has been...

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