The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Jason Jones took a few shots at the media and their obsession with poll watching this Wednesday evening. I don't know about anyone else, but the media's desire to treat politics like a sporting event instead of
(h/t Heather at VideoCafe) What does it take to no longer have any credibility? If one is accepted into the Inner Circle of the Very Serious People, it appears that there is very little that one can do to possibly discredit oneself from the
Today's "Must Read" is from Chris Hedges: In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This
(FDR - taking the right-wing brickbats in stride) From April 28, 1935, his seventh Fireside Chat since taking office in 1933. FDR took the opportunity to lay out his plans for Social Security and Unemployment Insurance. The Social Security
(Martin Luther King - born 83 years ago) It's always tempting to ponder what the world would have been like had things gone differently. Had Gandhi not been assassinated, had neither Kennedy been assassinated, had Martin Luther King not been
It's time for your weekly podcast from our own Driftglass and Bluegal, otherwise known at The Professional Left. Enjoy the podcast and don't forget to vote for Bluegal if you'd like to help send her and Driftie to Netroots Nation this year at Democracy for America's site.
This business of speculating about what the President or Congress or the Democrats or Progressives must do to regain lost ground seems to be spinning wheels. There are a lot of reasons why Democrats lost the House in the midterms. Some of them have
Newstalgia Reference Room - Looking at the upcoming 1952 Presidential elections in 1951. Some eerie predictions which proved true. Better batting average than a lot since.
Liberal Values: Science Scorned The Hill's Pundits Blog: If Obama names Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic base erupts like a volcano and votes DownWithTyranny!: Yesterday was Joe Wilson's "You Lie" Anniversary Pruning Shears: The
Actor-comedian Harry Shearer, who has a home in New Orleans, has produced "The Big Uneasy," a new documentary film about the quite un-natural flooding of New Orleans: At the start of the film, Shearer presents a parade of pundits and