Tag Archives: politics

How did I spend my Saturday morning?

Not watching cartoons or sports, but watching the Senate edge even closer to ending a discriminatory policy. Final vote on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is expected at 3pm EST today.  I’ll be watching.

Failing the midterms

So last night was a bit of a bomb for the Democratic party (and, I’d argue, the well-being of the entire country).   The GOP (read: Tea Party Party) took over control of the House of Representatives, though thankfully didn’t take over control of the Senate.  Also, thankfully, Harry Reid didn’t lose to Sharrrrrrron Angle in […]

Enough of the Hitler referencing.

Oy, if I hear someone else break out ye ol reductio ad Hitlerum argument one more time, I’m going to scream.  An old Mediaite post reminded me of this soundbite from Robert Gibbs (who I still haven’t forgiven for the “professional left” remark): You hear — in this [healthcare] debate you hear analogies, you hear […]

It gets better

Adding his voice to Dan Savage’s campaign of “It Gets Better,” here’s President Obama: My frustrations are pretty clear in the post below this one — but I think Rachel Maddow summed up the significance of the video well: Americans who care about the rights of sexual minorities have plenty of reasons to be frustrated […]

Yes, We Can — but won’t.

Right now one of the bigger issues playing out on the political hometurf is the issue of ending the useless “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military.  The policy itself is in its death throes — from all the polls, it’s clear the American public doesn’t support it AND courts all over the country […]

In which I agree with Bill O’Reilly?!!

One of the bigger news stories today is that two of ‘The View’ hosts stormed off the stage in response to the ever-blustering Bill O’Reilly (video here).  The daytime-TV controversy was over O’Reilly insisting that “the Muslims killed us” on 9/11, which made Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walk off the set in protest over […]

What she said:

Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the extremist anti-abortion position of never allowing any abortions, even in the case of rape and incest: Let‘s be completely clear about the facts here.  There is no place in the world and no time in history where restricting women‘s reproductive rights makes a people or a nation more free or more […]