Interesting segment on February jobs numbers, the economy and the stimulus with a very renowned economist.
Found the previous post on nationwide voter suppression efforts to long and dry? Colbert takes on this issue in a less serious way to simultaneously inform and entertain you.
Santorum Needs to Go Back to Sunday School
A couple of weeks ago Mike Lux wrote an article asking the question “What Bible is Rick Santorum reading?” It’s a very good question and Lux did an amazing job showing how many of Santorm’s political views are extremely out of step with biblical teachings. A couple of days later, Chris Matthews did a good job on Hardball during the “Let Me Finish” segment...
Doonesbury Skewers the people Flinging Around the... →
On a day when we learn that both Wisconsin and Texas voter identification laws have been blocked, I thought this clip from last month was a nice little reminder of who the people allegedly so concerned with countering voter fraud are. It should be noted that South Carolina’s voter identification law was blocked in December and that Maine legislators were spooked away from a similar measure....
Powerful silent protest at Virginia state capital.
Lefty Hippie Disagrees with Maher
Okay, a couple of things about Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh: Maher waded into the whole Limbaugh controversy after Limbaugh brought up that Maher previously called Sarah Palin the “c” word. I don’t support Maher calling any woman the “c” word, and we on the left have to point out and denounce his sexism. Also, Maher’s defense of how it is somehow okay for him...
Why Rachel Maddow has fired PolitiFact….
BREAKING: Companies fast dropping Rush Limbaugh's... →
think-progress: think-progress: UPDATE: The count is at 26! We’re at 32
If you don’t pay attention to anything else on this blog, this one is important. Here are some clips on the voter suppression effort that has been going on across the U.S. for the last year.
Why the Clean Water Act matters. I think it is a good idea to periodically remember the history of how and why we got the Clean Water Act, especially in times of economic turmoil when we are tempted to gut it.
Benton Harbor, Flint and other Michigan towns with large Black populations now have their votes nullified by emergency manager law. Almost 50% of the Black residents of Michigan now live under the emergency manager’s rule.
Think Progress: The FACTS about the cost of birth... →
think-progress: Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” can cost $1,210 per year without health insurance. Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs. Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household…
Why the contraception fight is not a winning issue for the GOP.
I strongly believe that our government has to legislate for reality, not...– Sandra Fluke (via think-progress)
BREAKING: Limbaugh's written "apology" to Sandra...
think-progress: After three days of personally insulting her… … Rush Limbaugh releases a written statement: “In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.” … which really only furthers his sexist attack, saying Fluke wanted to “discuss personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress.” … and he only...
The 8 advertisers who dumped Rush →
think-progress: One of them, ProFlowers, said “Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse… and do not reflect our values as a company.”
Sandra Fluke: The Recent Personal Attacks are an... →
sandrafluke: I thank the thousands of women and men, including members of Congress, Georgetown University students and faculty, and total strangers of all political stripes across the country who have offered kind words and support following recent egregious personal attacks. We are fortunate to live in a…
Don’t mess with Planned Parenthood…