Ostensibly, Cliven Bundy’s cattle grazing controversy could not have come at a more opportune time for conservatives. The perceived momentum heading into November’s elections had begun to lose some of its steam prompting one Republican … [Read more...]
Mitt Romney: Conservative Trojan Horse or Political Chameleon?
What became of Mitt Romney the “severe conservative” who so assured the American right earlier this year that he had long since slipped his moorings to a moderate political past in Massachusetts? Surely a “severely conservative” Mitt Romney … [Read more...]
Romney Rolled by the Far Right?
Oh well, it looks like someone broke the Etch-A-Sketch. After being hagridden for the past few weeks by the talking heads of America's far right from Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter to finally Laura Ingraham who said “I might … [Read more...]
Barack Obama Weak on Terrorism?
In the run up to the 2008 elections and thereafter one of the persistent criticisms of Barack Obama was that he would be "soft" on terrorists and likely to be ineffectual in dealing with the hydra headed threat of Islamic terror. We were … [Read more...]
Of Snowstorms, Conspiracies and Tea Parties
I have more than a few Tea Party adherents in my family who, prior to this summer, used to make a habit of sending me every little headline about how cold and snowy it was and how those "facts" proved that global warming was a fallacy being … [Read more...]
What Is the True Nature Of The Fox News Network?
The recent firing of Juan Williams by NPR for comments made on the Fox News and his affiliation with that network has created an interesting sidebar to this now all too familiar affair. The renewed scrutiny of NPR for its alleged liberal … [Read more...]
Coming Unhinged On the Far Right: A Postscript
When I wrote my earlier article there were doubters among the readership as to who actually was perpetrating violence against those in Congress who had voted in favor of health care reform. Since that article there continues to be a growing … [Read more...]
MSNBC’s Airing the McVeigh Tapes: Sensationalism or Timely Reminder?
On April 19th, on the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, MSNBC will televise live footage of interviews with Timothy McVeigh, the right wing mastermind of the attack. In light of all the turbulence and controversy … [Read more...]
Progressives, Its Time To Take The Offensive!
Conservative columnist, David Brooks once pointed out that the Internet has had the net effect of not bringing us closer together, but rather, driving us further apart. By allowing individuals to coalesce into narrower, self-reinforcing … [Read more...]
Revving Up The Kamikazes On The Right
In 1281 medieval Japan was spared a Mongolian invasion thanks to a massive typhoon that swept across Kyushu Island, thereby destroying the invading fleet and drowning the Mongolian warriors. The storm was deemed a divine wind or kamikaze, … [Read more...]