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Walter Rhett: Jumping the Thin Blue Line: Police, Death and Justice
Ow—Rep. Charlie Rangel makes very good sense! The fault for the shooting of two New York City police officers lies with one person. A nut with a gun. Often, mentally ill people who engage in shootings have issues with family, intimate relationships or authority, and make them targets.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/24/jumping-the-thin-blue-line-police-death-and-justice/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 04:44 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 12/22/14
Funeral services for Lowell Steward, a Tuskegee Airman, will be held Monday morning in Los Angeles. Steward earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Italy in 1944. He died of pneumonia last Wednesday, aged 95.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/21/stormy-monday-122214/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:38 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Murder and Theft
Witness Thoreau’s idea of civil disobedience at its unimagined worst: a Congress in rebellion against itself and its oath, whose continual looting has brought inattention and cynicism to the treasures carefully hidden and being lifted out of its ruins. The powerful have long been known for the benefits that can be reclaimed from the trough of moral morass. Pull out freedom; its leverage becomes an element of theft.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/17/murder-and-theft/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Dec 17, 2014, 03:13 PM (0 replies)
Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: Who’s Grumpy? Not Me!
Grumpy: Mouse, I am trying so hard to be myself (you know, grumpy) these last weeks but the season keeps intruding. I’m sure that come January when the bills arrive and a new Congress takes over I’ll be back to my old self again, but for now my grump seems to have abandoned me!
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/16/whos-grumpy-not-me/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Tue Dec 16, 2014, 05:42 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 12/8/14
The 113th Congress, having covered itself with neither dust nor glory, holds its last session Friday. Members have a whopping five days to try and figure out how to keep the government funded, along with all sorts of other pending measures that – darn the luck! – they were just too busy to get to sooner. Ironically, the only thing that might keep the 113th out of the history books as a singular national disgrace is the incoming 114th; with Republicans running the show in both chambers, nothing good can possibly come out of it.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/07/stormy-monday-12814/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:42 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Time Mismanagement
Republicans, unconcerned with progress or sensible public policy, have plenty of free time to devote to other pursuits. Like feigning outrage. For that, and only for that, Barack Obama has been their ideal President. The apparent unflappability, exotic background, swift rise from obscurity, technocratic approach to governance and pigmentary uniqueness among Chief Executives are all ideally pitched to prompt sputtering Republican ire. It doesn’t even matter that it’s mostly as forced and insincere as a junior high production of a fifth-rate operetta; the GOP’s stenographic corps in the mainstream media reliably take it at face value.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/06/time-mismanagement/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sat Dec 6, 2014, 04:43 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 12/01/14
The Wall Street Journal CEO Council convenes for its annual meeting today and tomorrow in Washington, giving people noteworthy for having been promoted beyond their level of competence an opportunity to hear and applaud people noteworthy for having fleeced a majority of their constituents. This year’s scintillating guests include Jeb Bush, Mitch McConnell, Rob Portman and Rand Paul. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will also be there; perhaps the organizers got her confused with Condoleezza.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/01/stormy-monday-120114/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Dec 1, 2014, 02:58 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: How a Killer Got Away with Murder
Not only protesters but the system of American justice is morally and intellectually out of control. Justice is in the hands of vigilantes who are brutes intent on robbing liberty without fear of rebuke, and America is proving false to its own promise, indifferent and deaf to its whirlwinds of cruelty. Much of America revels instead in the brutish delight that shines in its inner soul, as it calls others demons and reveals how it has lost its reverence for providence or truth.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/11/27/how-a-killer-got-away-with-murder/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:12 AM (5 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 11/24/14
Racist, sexist, homophobic jackass and Speaker-designee of the Nevada Assembly Ira Hansen, a – surprise! – Republican, will resign his speakership, presumably this week, after excerpts of controversial (meaning astoundingly stupid and deeply objectionable) columns he wrote for the Sparks Tribune between 1994 and 2010 were reprinted by Reno News & Review, an alternative weekly. It’s not clear whether he will also resign his seat. Like any self-respecting member of the Party of Personal Responsibility, Hansen blamed his troubles on “a carefully orchestrated attack to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in State government.” For good measure, his official statement included a baleful reference to “deliberate character assassination and the politics of personal destruction.” Uh-huh.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/11/23/stormy-monday-112414/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Nov 23, 2014, 10:20 PM (0 replies)
Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: Gloom and Doom in the Senate
Grumpy: Ya know, Mouse, I’m actually not exactly grumpy today. Now that the post-election fog has lifted and I can get a clear picture of what the next two years are going to look like, my grumpiness has been replaced by unmitigated terror. The havoc that the Teapublicans could cause on every aspect of American society and economy has me ready to crawl under a rock until sanity is restored. The reality is that if we all did that then the insanity would continue and only get worse.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/11/22/gloom-and-doom-in-the-senate/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sat Nov 22, 2014, 02:48 PM (0 replies)