Keith Olbermann, who ran approximately 943,347 stories on how Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney and probably even George W. Bush should go to prison because—as it turned out—Richard Armitage “leaked’ the name of a CIA bureaucrat whose husband had already listed her in Who’s Who, Friday night had this response to the revelation that [...]
If we were living in Middle Earth what would Zinn and Chomsky’s political commentary sound like?
McSweeney’s presents the unused DVD commentary recorded by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky for The Fellowship of the Ring (platinum series extended edition, natch):
Chomsky: A terrible thing the Orcs do here, isn’t it? They destroy nature. But again, what have [...]
Before and since Scott Brown locked up his Senate victory in Massachusetts, Democrats have tried to portray him as an economically illiterate radical.Senator Charles Schumer of New York distributed a fundraising appeal that called Brown a “far-right tea bagger,” an accusation that rose to a chorus after his election. Among serious followers of policy, it […]
In my new book, Why Are Jews Liberals?, I argue that it no longer makes any sense for so many of my fellow Jews to go on aligning themselves with the forces of the Left. I also try to show that our interests and our ideals, both as Americans and as Jews, have come in […]
I will never forget the first day I tuned into the “new” Rush Limbaugh show, which had recently begun broadcasting on 1270AM in Detroit in the late 80s.
I enjoyed the lively commentary, but then in a dead-on parody of Ted Kennedy, “The Philanderer,” a take off on Dion’s “The Wanderer” came on.
That began a two [...]
Politifact.com might have named Governor Sarah Palin’s infamous “death panels” commentary their “Lie of the Year” (even though Palin was right and President Barack Obama has told far more deserving whoppers), but that hasn’t scared her away from the subject. To the contrary, yesterday she again sounded the alarm on government rationing of healthcare on [...]
Since I gave him so much grief for accepting the prize in the first place, I have to give the president credit for the speech itself. He faced the impossible task of having to give multiple addresses at once: A speech his European hosts expected to hear from a Nobel Prize winner; a speech that […]