Less Assange, More Manning.

The other day, Naomi Klein sent out a tweet in which she asked for “an [international] moratorium on feeding [Julian] Assenge’s ego”. Count me in. Some may say #mooreandme is a distraction from The Big Picture. But you know who the real distraction is? Julian fucking Assange. Seriously,...

More on Barack Obama, Post-Partisanship and Billy Graham 2.0

Via Sully, Erica Barnett has compiled some of the many not-so-inclusive views held by Obama’s new spiritual BFF, required reading for those who still don’t get why including Rick Warren in the Inauguration ceremony has provoked such an outcry from the left side of the aisle. Yes, by now I fully...

“This should be a fight over the official prayer itself”

Steve Benen puts the Rick Warren controversy in broader perspective: The real problem isn’t with who will give the invocation, but rather, the fact that there’s going to be an invocation in the first place. We had 144 years of presidential inaugurations, dating back to George Washington, in...

‘No’ on Prop 8 — and ‘No’ on Race-Baiting UPDATE: TAKE ACTION!

UPDATE: More below the fold on what you can do to take action against Proposition 8 I would like to sign on to the following statement from Truth Wins Out: Truth Wins Out today expressed its grave disappointment in those in the LGBT community who have emulated our bigoted opponents by scapegoating...

Beneath The Soaring Rhetoric

The soaring rhetoric for which Obama is praised for, or condemned for, is not what really put me in his camp.  True, I am absolutely giddy at the idea of having a president who doesn’t make me cringe every time he or she talks; after seven years of that I’m ready for a change.  But there was...

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