Thanksgiving weekend saw a terrorist attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Of course, I call it a terrorist attack; but will we as a nation do likewise?Read More
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Today a Russian jet was shot down by Turkish fighter planes after straying into Turkish air space from Syria. Mr. Putin's adventure in Syria has taken a very dark turn.Read More
Well, seems I'm not the only one fed up with the precious petals.
This is your open thread. Keep it classy.
Creeping fascism isn't the only problem on the Right. It's its enablers, too scared to stand against it, which allows it to progress as a threat to the Republic.Read More
Ever since Barack Obama began his run for the Presidency there has been a challenge to his authority to do so and throughout his Presidency almost every move and every idea he has had has created a need from his detractors to challenge his authority.Read More
Giving in to fear is what terrorists want. Over-reaction is their goal. Permanent war is the environment in which they thrive. This is something we must resist.Read More
More in "no fucks left to give" President Obama.
This is your open thread.
The country's focus is on Daesh and the terror it's causing overseas. But we have our own homegrown terrorists, which may be more of a threat to the Republic.Read More
President Obama's speech and press conference at the G20 summit. This is your open thread.
Daesh and Islam in one cartoon.
Parisians stood with us after 9/11. Will we do them the courtesy of doing the same in their hour of tragedy, or will we descend into partisan points-scoring?
This is your open thread.
UK ISIL leader "Jihadi John" was reportedly killed via a US drone strike. For an enabler of terrorism, President Barack Obama seems to be doing a bad job of it.Read More
I'm old enough to remember when the likes of John Aravosis of Americablog washed their hands of Barack Obama before he'd even been inaugurated. (I stopped reading a ton of blogs which had been lifelines to me during the Cheney coup.) He invited that gay bashing preacher to the inaugural! He wasn't moving to end restrictions on gays as the first order of business! He hadn't "evolved" on gay marriage! I'm also old enough to remember when GLAAD gave an award to the guy who instituted DADT and DOMA, while sloughing off the guy who repealed DADT and stopped defending DOMA.
Well, what a difference a few years make. Perhaps this is the beginning of the reassessment of President Obama as a truly transformative figure. He's the first sitting US president to be featured on the cover of a gay magazine. And of course, not just any gay magazine, but the the New York Times of the gay community. As our beloved Joe would say, this is a BFD.
You can read the interview here. This is your open thread.
Democrats are right on policy, but are often wrong on politics. Tuesday's elections showed that Republicans are ruthless in hammering home their message of fear. It's time for Democrats to become as ruthless in hammering home their message of hope.Read More