Morning Maddow: Contraception, Culture Wars, and the Utter Hypocrisy of Republicans (Redux)

Waitaminute — y’mean the GOP was FOR Obama’s suddenly controversial contraception legislation before they were against it? Oh, please — epic flip-flops are a longtime Republican trademark. Everyone’s favourite living argument for birth control has the 411. Watch it: Visit...

On Libya, Liberal Interventionism, and Progressive Misogyny

Ok, I’m no fan of intervention, humanitarian or otherwise.  So, let me state for the record that I’m unequivocally opposed to military operations in Libya, regardless of how much fuzzy, feel-good moralistic liberal internationalist gloss the usual suspects try to apply to their latest...

The Last Word on Sonia Sotomayor’s ‘Character Problem’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O6Ax9mQ8KE] NPR: The subject of the Supreme Court nominee’s judicial temperament has so far been raised by just one senator, Lindsay Graham (R-SC). “There’s a character problem; there’s a temperament problem,” says Graham. Referring to...

Read This Now

Over at Global Comment, Sarah Jaffe, in a devastatingly on-target critique, utterly eviscerates yesterday’s head-pattingly patronizing L.A. Times article/future-bird-cage-liner (where the credentials of Dr. Jill Biden were examined [and dismissed] in a manner that was maddeningly glib, highly gendered–and...

From Political Chastity to Whoredom

Oh, sexism. How you rear your silly head in the most obscure and well-meaning of metaphors. From the New York Times today: For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JEREMY W. PETERS After a lifetime of being wooed by others, Caroline Kennedy is still learning how to sell herself....

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