Barack Obama - Either Doing His Best In One of The... →
Barack Obama, the first black president, proved to millions this year that he is either trying his best to lead the nation during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, or he is the modern-day incarnation of Adolph Hitler. One of the two. In 2010, Obama made a number of political compromises while still trying to pursue many of the reforms laid out during his 2008 campaign. Also,...
Letter urges Israeli girls to avoid dating Arabs →
A letter from about 30 prominent rabbis’ wives was causing a stir in Israel Wednesday because it urges Israeli girls not to date Arabs. The open letter comes three weeks after the uproar caused by another letter, which was written by 50 state-appointed rabbis and told Jews not to rent or sell property to non-Jews. The latest missive, which was published by some websites and news...
Physically, too, he is funny- never more so than when indulging his passion for...– Edmund Morris (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt)
People OK with murdering Assange →
The Big (Military) Taboo →
A few facts: • The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every other country in the world combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. It says that we spend more than six times as much as the country with the next highest budget, China. • The United States maintains troops at more than 560 bases and other sites abroad, many of them a legacy of...
9/11 responders bill defeated by Senate GOP filibuster I wonder what would happen if Democrats filibustered health care for 9/11 first responders? What would the right wing media do? Actually notice, probably.
Time to Fix the Filibuster →
theatlantic: Joshua Green The filibuster is something of an historical accident. Until 1917, the Senate tended to operate by informal majoritarian rule. Senators could filibuster, but did so sparingly and with a different strategic objective than they do today: to gauge the intensity of the majority’s commitment to a bill, which, if it was strong enough, usually meant the bill could pass....
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Obama-Republican Deal Could Mean Tax Hike For One... →
The tax deal reached between President Obama and congressional Republicans could mean a higher tax bill for roughly one in three workers as a result of the Social Security tax cut Republicans pushed as a replacement for the current Making Work Pay tax credit. The Making Work Pay credit gives workers up to $400, paid out at 8 percent of income, meaning that anybody making at least $5,000...
Tragedy comes in threes. Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’s passing and Barack...– Christine O’Donnell on tragedy. (via thenewrepublic)