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Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: They’ll Need a Bigger Clown Car
Grumpy: Well Mouse, like it or not, here we are only days into 2015 and the 2016 presidential election is already underway with Teapublican wannabes already busily making fools of themselves. Iowa has seen the clown car come and go already and the Koch network of secret donors has already been busy auditioning and grooming their favorites in Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs? Nothing says outreach to the unwashed masses like confabs in Palm Springs, I guess. But I digress.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/31/theyll-need-a-bigger-clown-car-3/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 09:15 PM (3 replies)
Walter Rhett: Media’s Direct Reporting Omits Deep Background
Growing frustration exists about the role of global media in sharing the truth and facts about politics. Even the media’s cherished idea of balance has taken a slant. The American media’s direct reporting omits deep backgrounds. In print and broadcast, anonymous sources are assigned the duty of representing an ideology and attacking those who disagree. In live reports, face time is more important than oral intelligence. And no news broadcast is complete without a YouTube clip.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/28/medias-direct-reporting-omits-deep-background/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 03:51 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 1/26/15
The President wants to extend wilderness designation and concomitant environmental protections to millions more acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move opposed by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and other Republicans, who would prefer to drill the crap out of ANWR. Showcasing her famed policy chops and keen intellect, Murkowski commented, “I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska.”
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/26/stormy-monday-12615/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:36 PM (1 replies)
Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: Soak the Rich?
Mouse: What is that all about? How is simply asking the extremely wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes soaking them? How is asking those who have benefited the most from the past 30 years of economic policy to pay up soaking them?
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/24/soak-the-rich/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sat Jan 24, 2015, 05:41 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Prate of the Union
A typical State of the Union Address tells us less about a presidency than the other party’s official response to it does. This has been especially true during the Obama years. More crucially, though, it’s an opportunity for the opposition party to try to tell viewers about itself, to trot out one of its best and brightest young up-and-comers to dazzle the camera with a mouthful of startlingly white teeth, to pluck the heartstrings of Ma and Pa Viewer, and to remind us all of that mythical time when the backbone of the economy was 5-cent lemonade stands and the nation’s greatness was embodied by Juicy Fruit and the Marshall Plan. And to try and make the case, with occasional faint praise, that the President is an America-hating disaster.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/20/prate-of-the-union/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:01 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 1/12/15
New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – man, it makes me queasy to type that – will try to move authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline forward today after last week’s House vote to approve it.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/12/stormy-monday-11215/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 03:24 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Race and the New Year
Let us not forget: the year will end with the Republican Speaker of the House giving his full support to a closet racist in the House leadership, who will hold the number three position, as Majority Whip. The Speaker issued a preemptive statement, intended to tamp down the growing furor over a speech the yet-to-be sworn Whip made ten years ago to a white supremacist organization’s convention, the group founded by his buddy and fellow politician, the former KKK Grand Wizard from Louisiana, David Duke.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/31/race-and-the-new-year/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Dec 31, 2014, 07:29 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 12/29/14
If you blinked and missed the announcement, US combat operations in Afghanistan officially ended yesterday, which won’t be much comfort to the next casualties among the 10,800 troops remaining there into the new year. Despite the President’s pro forma assertion that Afghanistan is “not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again,” it will probably be exactly that, in no small part due to six years of escalated American military presence there on his watch.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/12/28/stormy-monday-122914/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Dec 28, 2014, 08:27 PM (0 replies)
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)