They’re back! John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Bill Kristol, Dick Cheney – the people who pushed the U.S. into the devastating mistake that was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have discovered yet another existential threat ready and able to destroy the world. Back then it was Saddam Hussein and his mythical cache of Weapons of Mass [...]
The covert origins of ISIS.
Actual engraving…the chisel adds ten pounds
I like to keep that as my private stash, but this, this was too good not to share:
It’s not just that TBOTP [ed. note: Tiger Beat On The Potomac also known as Politico.com] invited the Manson Family of [...]
…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:
Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits [...]
I am pretty sure this characterization of putrid punditry is not original to me. Still, the label occurred to me as I read Phil Donahue’s remarks in the article linked here.
Phil is complaining (rightly) about the return of right wing talking heads who have appeared in all the standard media outlets to cheer a [...]
Dick Cheney has been in the news lately, entertaining us with his informed opinions about the situation in Syria and Iraq. It’s all Barack Obama’s fault. He pulled out of Iraq prematurely, destroying all the hope and promise that the Surge had produced for those unfortunate people. And now the Democracy, American-Style that Dick Cheney [...]
Actual antennae for Aereo
So Barry Diller’s latest venture, Aereo, has hit a major legal snag:
A two-year-long legal battle between the country’s biggest broadcasters and a startup called Aereo is about to culminate at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court’s decision, expected sometime this summer, could have far-reaching implications for television and technology [...]
The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% — ex CIA spy.
I posted this as a comment on a previous thread but it deserves more attention. Read at the link:
For those of you who may have missed it, Edward Snowden granted an interview to Brian Williams of NBC TV. You can watch it here. Following the segment aired on television, there was an hour-long discussion on the net containing additional footage that failed to survive the cutting room. A brief piece of that footage [...]
Who would ever have thought that the five stages of grief could apply to politics? And yet, Nick Gillespie (!) and The Daily Beast gives us the first hard evidence that the GOP has reached acceptance:
Last month, even as President Obama touted the “8 million people” who signed up for individual coverage under [...]
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Arianna Huffington Post (I wonder if she is related to the late Marjorie Merriweather Post) was on “The Daily Show” last week, introducing her new book, Thrive. It wasn’t clear from the way she explained it, or perhaps from the unrelated conversation she was having with Jon Stewart, what the book is about. It’s something [...]
Monica Lewinsky has a column in this month’s Vanity Fair in which she opens up about The Affair.
I don’t really have to tell you which one, do I? Unless you are younger than 20, maybe 21, it would have been really [...]
According to the New York Times , Palestinians Defy U.S. and Israel, Putting Mideast Talks in Peril Mr. Abbas’s actions came after a frenzied day of rumors in Israel, where officials said a deal was emerging in which Jonathan Pollard would be freed before Passover. Israel would free the remaining long-serving prisoners …“Facilitation is only [...]
Earlier today the George Polk Awards Program in cooperation with CUNY TV and the Media Law Resource Center and the Media Law Resource Center Institute, held a live conference on the divide between the government and the press over coverage of national security issues. It attempted to examine the legal basis and scope of government [...]