The Course Of Human Events

This video looks at the last decade of debacles in the context of the century-old progressive movement and the reactionary response to the progressive victory of 2008. It also features the metal sound of Séance Fiction, so turn your speakers up as loud as you dare.

Iran: Jet Prep

There’s a lot going on this morning. Radio Netherlands is reporting the Supreme Jurist of Iran has ordered his plane prepared in case he must flee the country. Just so we understand, Khamenei never leaves the country — it’s part of the mystique that gives foreign leaders such a thrill in visiting that country. Khamenei […]

Just Like Bush, the Series

Obama signed an executive order yesterday setting new rules for when government agencies can classify documents. According to NPR, the measure includes some important transparency rules and will declassify hundreds of millions of documents. Because he’s, you know, just like Bush. ADDING: He also signed needle exchange into law last week. That’s huge, because it […]

Abdulmutallib Is Already Talking

So I’m reading about the electronic backtrail of Mr. Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up an airplane with a bomb stuffed in his underwear, and found this at the very end: Still, some of Farouk1986’s writings offer a hopeful tone. He writes about expecting to get over his loneliness when he attends university classes and […]

The Banality of Teabaggery

The organization behind the Tea Party Express spends two-thirds of its money on “services” provided by the astroturf moguls behind it. From TPM: Our Country Deserves Better (OCDB) spent around $1.33 million from July through November, according to FEC filings examined by TPMmuckraker. Of that sum, a total of $870,489 went to Sacramento-based GOP political […]

For Bill-Killers, A Look Back

For bill-killers, a look back to February of 2009: WASHINGTON — A new government report on medical costs paints a stark picture for President Barack Obama, who is expected to call for a health care overhaul in a speech Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress. Even before lawmakers start debating how care is […]

Just A Reminder To Bill Killers

Harry Reid wouldn’t commit to a public option this summer. By the time he was ready to put forth a bill for consideration, he’d included one. We’re farther along than we’ve ever been. I don’t want to start over, I want to move on.

Green Becomes Strategic

China is betting long on green, but also disturbing strategic planners in the way Germans and French played brinksman with coal and iron once upon a time, and Russia does with gas and oil. The irony is that these green metals have been mined in the most polluting of ways: The Ministry of Industry and […]

Teh Rahm Emanuel Kool-Aid™

According to HuffPo commenters, I’m working for Rahm Emanuel’s conspiracy and get talking points faxed to me every morning. I confess, this is all part of Teh Evil Plan™ we hatched at a Bilderbergers meeting in Tunica, Mississippi last year. Kevin Drum and MoJo were drinking Teh Rahm Emanuel Kool-Aid™: I’m 51 years old and […]