“It’s Obama-Hatred First, Not Country”

That’s E.J. Dionne commenting on Meet the Press — along with Rachel Maddow and David Brooks — on the right-wing explosion of joy after the International Olympic Committee rejected Chicago as host for the 2016 Summer Olympics....

Dan Riehl: Bill Sparkman May Have Been A Child Molester

It seems that haunting right-wing refrain about waiting for all the facts to be in only applies to liberals and Democrats. There’s been a fair bit of speculation about who might have killed Bill Sparkman and why, based on the relatively few facts that are known in the case right now, but here Dan...

The Birth of the “Death Panels”

Those noxious lies about “death panels” being part of Democrats’ health care reform legislation proposals — where do they come from? According to Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes in the New York Times, they come from the same well-heeled conservative media sources that helped to kill...

Obama Is Like Hitler, and U.S. Is Like Nazi Germany, Which Is Like Venezuela Under Chavez

That is the premise, apparently, of intellectual giant Jim DeMint’s new book, Saving Freedom: Last night, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) gave a short talk and Q&A at at the National Press Club about his book “Saving Freedom.” DeMint told a room of around 100 people about a conversation he’d had with an...

House Votes Almost Unanimously to Honor Slave Labor

A House resolution to place a plaque in the House Vistors Center honoring the labor of slaves who helped build the U.S. Capitol passed with one No vote. Steve King, Republican from Iowa, voted against the resolution, because, um… well, I don’t really know. I mean, I’ve read his...

Closing the Circle

Thanks to Rush Limbaugh, we now know that Gov. Mark Sanford committed adultery because he was in despair over Pres. Obama’s handling of the economic crisis. But what we did not know until today was the answer to this question: What caused the economic crisis? Are you listening?...

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