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GOP Concocts a New Obama Scandal

GOP Concocts a New Obama Scandal
Pssst...Did you hear about the new Obama scandal? The president is seeking to use his constitutional authority to nominate judges for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals! There are three vacancies on that Washington bench, and Obama intends to fill those vacancies!
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The Scandal of Scandal in Washington

The Scandal of Scandal in Washington
If you listen loud enough you can almost hear the siren song of the Republican Party spread its dulcet tones across Washington. It's scandal season boys and girls, and for the GOP it's Mardi Gras, Christmas and The Spanish Inquisition all in one!
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In Terms of the IRS, Obama is No Nixon

In Terms of the IRS, Obama is No Nixon
The Internal Revenue Service scandal is catnip for conservatives who claim that President Obama's leftish leviathan is out to get them. But the reality of what happened is far more nuanced and complicated.
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Tank Purchase Shows Uselessness of the Sequester

Tank Purchase Shows Uselessness of the Sequester
I have seen across-the-board cuts to deal with budget problems in both the public and private sectors. They always represent the worst kind of mindless abdication of management responsibility. And they always end up making managers look silly.
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Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole

Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole
The president’s new choices for Commerce secretary and FCC chair underscore how far down the rabbit hole his populist conceits have tumbled. Yet the Obama rhetoric about standing up for working people against “special interests” is as profuse as ever. Would you care for a spot of Kool-Aid at the Mad Hatter’s tea party?
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Freaking Out Over Bad Words

Freaking Out Over Bad Words
Twice in recent weeks newscasters have said what my three-year old calls "bad words" (where's George Carlin when you need him?) on television accidentally, and both times they've been fired, because apparently we're all still striving to reach puberty.
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Wingnuts of America, I Salute You

Wingnuts of America, I Salute You
Go on. Sip your tea, wear funny hats, shoulder muskets, and carry placards with hateful slogans, because you and your ideas belong with the flintlock era. Once again, I salute you farewell and wish you and your ilk good riddance.
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Business is Booming in Perry's Potemkin Village

Business is Booming in Perry's Potemkin Village
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
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Do We Give Too Much Attention to Terrorist Attacks?

Do We Give Too Much Attention to Terrorist Attacks?
Terrorism is a real concern in our era. An attack on a major public festivity like the Boston Marathon is not trivial. Still, the question remains: Should the nation allow its consciousness to be so dominated by every terrorist attack?
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Everything's Bigger in TX, Including Disaster Relief Hypocrites

Everything's Bigger in TX, Including Disaster Relief Hypocrites
The Ted Cruz who promised to get federal help for West is the same guy who voted three times against federal Sandy aid and blamed it all on pork, though Politifact called that a lie.
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