Karl Marx Mancrushes on Abe Lincoln (Or, How To Make Ron Paul’s Head Explode)

ISReview: Lincoln’s proclamation is even more important than the Maryland campaign. Lincoln is a sui generis figure in the annals of history. He has no initiative, no idealistic impetus, no cothurnus, no historical trappings. He gives his most important actions always the most commonplace form….His latest...

Welcome to the United States of Conspiracy Theorists

Apparently confirmation from Al Qaeda is not enough to keep well funded nut-jobs like this guy from proving that Obama is the real enemy. Next month, a 67-year-old salvage diver from Fallbrook, California will journey to the North Arabian Sea to comb the depths of the ocean in search of the body of Osama...

Sickening

I am pleased to see that the true compassion of the Republican party is coming out at these times of national disaster. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday that if Congress passes an emergency spending bill to help Missouri’s tornado victims, the extra money will have to be cut from somewhere...

Birther Blowback

One of the most frustrating aspects of paying attention to our political process is that it seems politicians and pundits can say anything they want, regardless of how toxic, and rarely if ever fear for the consequences. It is as if words have no meaning other than the momentary political capital the carry...

And So The Bullshit Begins…

I had guessed it would take no more than 24 hours before some wing-nut blogger named an anonymous “highly placed insider” as the source of some bullshit claiming that Obama really cowered in the corner while all the real men in the room did the heavy lifting when it came to the attack on Bin...

Glenn Beck Blames “the things we are doing” for the Disaster in Japan

Look, the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear reactor trifecta that hit Japan is quite possibly one of the most devastating cascade of natural disasters to hit a modern city in history. As the death-toll estimates continue rise into the thousands and the world rushes to provide aid there are some people who...

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