Senator Inhofe to Vote against SCOTUS Nominee Kagan


United States Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) today said that he would vote against President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan.
“As with her nomination to serve as Solicitor General, I remain concerned about Elena Kagan’s record,” the conservative Republican said. “Now as a nominee to the Supreme Court, her lack of [...]

Chris Matthews’ Leg Thrills and Spine Chills: “Stalin-Like Purges Now Underway” in the GOP


It shouldn’t surprise me that Joseph Stalin made the cover of Time as “Man of the Year” in 1939 and then again in 1942. Nor should it surprise anyone that Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, likened the Republican’s current spring house cleaning to a “Stalin-like purge.”
Granted, the thoughts that swirl around in Matthews’ [...]

NPR: Mass. Revolt and Obama’s Agenda


The January 20 broadcast of NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook has a very obvious double meaning: Massachusetts Revolt and Mass Revolt.  NPR is soooooo clever.  Good to know that my tax dollars are not being wasted.
So, does NPR consider the election of ostensibly conservative Republican Scott Brown to the Senate seat owned (as in “bought and [...]

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The Boston Massacre


Last night’s victory by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts –in which he decisively won the seat that had been occupied by Ted Kennedy for decades– was hugely significant.
Given that the vote took place in the bluest of blue states, the margin of victory itself –5%– was huge. It was so large that it was outside the margin [...]

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The Bipartisan Shame of Racism


I am a white woman (technically, translucent without a tan, but, that’s a personal problem).  There has never been a time when I’ve felt the sting of judgment over something so irrevocable as my skin color.  Not once have I sensed that someone was uncomfortable with my racial identity, even in ethnically diverse situations.  I [...]

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