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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Know who else wants to kill the bill? The GOP. They’re so anxious to do it that they’ll spend the next few years campaigning on it: In an email to the Huffington Post, Alex Conant, a former RNC press secretary and an adviser to possible 2012 candidate Tim Pawlenty, said that while Republicans will push […]
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 […]
Usually, there are just two shots in a developing news story. CNN viewers watched the guy in the bomb-proof suit walk up an Airbus jetway about five thousand times the other day while speculation interviews took up airtime. But there has been a lot less repetition in their coverage of the protests in Iran. As […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]