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Wall Street Reform Architect? Yeah, that’s one way to describe him. There are plenty of others. Check out the lead: “Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely ti... [More]

Juan More Time In her defense of NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams, NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard said this: “I can only imagine how Williams, who has chronicled and championed the Civil... [More]

Juan Williams Did NPR really just fire Juan Williams? There can be no doubt that the comments he was fired for were incidental to the decision. In other words, the decision had clearly been in the w... [More]

YAWN Yet it’s one thing not to encourage a rumor and quite another actively to defend Obama. So far, no Republican has offered a full-throated defense of Obama against the Muslim rumors. Republi... [More]

This Newsweek segment is so extraordinarily absurd, it’s going to take two posts to sort through it. Let’s start with Iraq though – since Newsweek’s amnesia seems to be partic... [More]

Weiner When Republicans get worked up, it’s frightening and dangerous. When Democrats do it, it’s fiery and colorful. Dykes gives a fairly level headed account but Greg Sargent’s f... [More]

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? “Barton is the biggest recipient of oil and gas industry campaign contributions in the House of Representatives, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive... [More]


Mass Hysteria

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Carla Salazar “Daisy’s parents are fearful of U.S. anti-immigrant sentiment, which for many Latin Americans is epitomized by an Arizona law taking effect in July that gives police the righ... [More]


Ha, ha

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Giggle! “However, Obama surprised the crowd by joking about his birth certificate–a popular topic among “birthers” who wrongly believe he was born in Kenya–and Arizona... [More]



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Another candidate “Greene made hundreds of millions of dollars betting against the subprime real estate market, which means he became a billionaire off the economic collapse that has devastated ... [More]