Monday Upper: Democracy For Billionaires

Weekends are always rough for progressive USian poli-junkies — Maddow retires to the cocktail lounge as MSNBC morphs into a prison pr0n channel (and the Sunday shows? They make the prison pr0n seem positively palatable by comparison). Thankfully, the recent addition of Up With Chris Hayes to the...

Bruyea, Veterans Affairs, and Canadian Democracy: Time to Go “Batsh!t Crazy”

Tuesday’s  revelation that Sean Bruyea, a vocal critic of Veterans Affairs had his private medical records deliberately compromised by bureacrats in a brazen attempt to discredit his legitimate, extensive complaints about systemic deficiencies within the department has struck a nerve among Canadians...

Sarah Palin, Fauxpulism, and Right-Wing Identity Politics

(Image: Tacoma Urbanist, Flickr) Sarah Palin is back — and, seemingly, everywhere, as she launches a book tour (and, perhaps, a run at the White House in 2012). Max Blumenthal: In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 on the strength of a newly energized and ideologically aroused conservative...

Because Invoking ACORN Worked So Well Against Obama

The prolonged senate race in Minnesota is nearly enough to make me want to go back into full campaign coverage mode all over again, and I probably would if I weren’t already in full recovery mode from the past two years. What interests me most, though, is that if the Republican party is struggling...

Vlad the Vote Rigger

The Guardian has an excellent piece up on the vote rigging tactics to be employed by the Vladimir Putin oligarchy in Sunday’s Russian presidential election. The World is seeing a retreat from true democracy in favor of phony and spun elections.  Time magazine did us all a favor by shining a bright...

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