Was Sarah Palin Snookered Into Endorsing a Stealth Anti-Israel Candidate?


Rand Paul let the truth of his positions slip to the execrable Truther nutjob Alex Jones.
Previously today NewsReal ran a Point/Counterpoint between Janet Levy and myself regarding Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Rand Paul for Senate.
Janet expressed strong concerns regarding Paul’s foreign policy views and argued that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” [...]

Unable to Bear the Company of Women


The New York Times has an extensive profile of the American jihadist Omar Hammami, a.k.a. Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, detailing his odyssey from being a middle-class American boy in Alabama to a hateful jihadist in Somalia. We are told that Omar dropped out of college because, as he had himself explained, he “could no longer bear [...]

Politicizing Tragedy: Fine for Me, But Not for Thee


Playing politics with a tragedy by falsely accusing your opponents of playing politics with a tragedy: it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, and today’s culprit is The Daily Beast’s John Avalon, who has a new column about “the Wingnut fringe, who can’t understand the suffering of those outside their tribe.”  The object [...]

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Kurt Loder: Avatar’s hackneyed politics – MTV Movie News


Unfortunately, whenever the action lets up and we’re returned to the piddling story, the picture slumps like a failed soufflé. It’s also heavily laced with political instruction of a most familiar sort. Cameron, who’s now 55, is a self-acknowledged aging hippie, and his boomer worldview is strictly by-the-numbers. Quaritch and Selfridge are evil Americans despoiling […]