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...

Americans Still Not Buying Ryan Plan

Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan to end Medicare for Americans younger than age 55 is a big bust with the public. And Ryan gets a vote of no confidence, as well: Twenty-six percent of people view the Wisconsin lawmaker unfavorably while 23 percent see him favorably, according to a Bloomberg National...

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,’...

Articles Worth Reading

If you are as weary as I am of ginned-up sex scandals and a half-wit half-governor’s emails being treated as serious news, here are a few articles about issues that actually matter: In “Rape, Revisited,” from the June 10 edition of Guernica. Anne Fernald makes a connection between the...

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