Velvet Bentgrass-roots Group Exposed

Eleven checks totaling $2.75 million does not a grassroots movement make, that is unless you are talking about Velvet bentgrass-roots. AAN does, however, have to make certain public disclosures with the IRS, and the Washington Post has a story on what a new filing from the group shows: American Action...

Peter Galbraith on the Fraudulent Afghan Elections

Galbraith’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post is an important read for anyone wanting to understand why sending more troops to Afghanistan is doomed to failure. Here is a key paragraph: Afghanistan’s presidential election, held Aug. 20, should have been a milestone in the country’s...

Rahm Is in the Clear, and the Wingnuts Cannot Stand It

Matttbastard wrote about the results of “Blagobamarahmbogate” (love that word!) earlier today. Joe Gandelman has an excellent post up about the “professional Obama haters” who are falling over each other to find issues on which they can demonize him before he even gets to take the...

Burrowing

Yes, it’s true that other presidents have moved their political appointees into career civil service jobs, but none of those other presidents had spent their entire term(s) in office stuffing every nook and cranny of their administration with ideological hacks who only needed one qualification to get...

McCain’s November Surprise Is a Dud

I was planning to write something about the Rashid Khalidi smear today, but it seems I was too slow: That smear has already been overtaken by another one: Obama’s Kenyan aunt, who lives in public housing in Boston, has made a number of small donations to her nephew’s campaign, but the...

Sarah Palin: Geography- and Truth-Challenged

It’s amazing how much of the United States Sarah Palin can see from Alaska: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1hN6DFQyDs[/youtube] And yet she can’t seem to read what’s written in a report that’s right in front of her (bolds in original): A report released last Friday by the...

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