by Jane Briggs-Bunting Just spent the past three days surfing in and out of the GOP’s Isaac-shortened convention. PBS carried it a lot. The commercial networks gave it just an hour a […]
Earlier this year, as the Man of the People® Tour rolled around the nation in search of new constituencies to offend, it became apparent that presumptive GOP nominee Thurston Howell III Mitt […]
Questions from the presidential campaign debate moderator and how Lawrence O'Donnell has it so wrong
On the subject of tax returns, Lawrence O’Donnell, with whom I often agree, has the whole idea of the question the debate moderator ought to ask specifically of the Romney/Ryan side…all wrong. […]
Having prematurely considered W. a final act of sorts, we now observe new standards for political phoniness, with the remarkable occurrence that no effort by the candidate is made to hide his fake fakery. Step aside, W. and Obama, the fraudulent Mitt just rolled into town.
It’s been a good week in the federal courts for the Obama Administration. On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Environmental […]
The preamble to the American Constitution requires that government “provide for the common defence.” I would hope that no American would wish this country to be inadequately prepared to fend off threats […]
I first voted in an American national election in 1964. Lyndon Baines Johnson ran against Barry (“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice”) Goldwater, the elder-statesman conservative who later successfully […]
Once again, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken to task the president of the United States. This time, it’s over the federal subsidies provided to A123 Systems, a manufacturer of batteries […]
On the north wall of my living room is a 37- by 58-inch map of the United States. It shows only landforms and drainage. It is beautifully executed. There are no state […]
Finally, we know what Obama is pitching, sort of, thanks to his slogan, Forward, and slick new PR video. But who knows anything about Romney with his oily campaign slogan, “Believe in America”?” Couldn’t and didn’t and doesn’t Obama say the say thing?