John McCain: I was Misled on Bank Bailout – Arizona Republic


Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government’s massive bailout of the financial system. In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury […]

Iran takes fight to opposition online – Times Online


Iran’s clerical rulers, who succeeded in suppressing widespread demonstrations last week by blanketing Tehran with security, are escalating a cyberwar to combat the increasingly powerful role of the internet in mobilising their opponents. Visitors to the website of the main challenger in last June’s disputed presidential election were greeted by an image of the Iranian […]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and Don’t Even Pretend to Be Fair–Part I: Don’t Ask


Why is the media censoring supporters of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?

Controversial Super Bowl Ad—O’Reilly asks, “Are You Offended Tim Tebow is Alive?”


When your child is handed a death sentence by a doctor and the family is forced to make decisions about the future, without the help of a crystal ball, nothing is more personal or traumatic.
Several years ago I received a phone call from my close friend Julie, who was in just such a position. She [...]

We’ve Been Hacked Because Our Opponents Cannot Handle Our Arguments


To NewsReal’s Readers,
As some of you might have realized NewsReal is under attack from a hacker. Our IT specialist has confirmed it. We’re currently working to fix the problem.
I apologize to anyone who was offended by the hacker’s profane messages.
This is how our opponents behave. They cannot defeat our arguments so they must sabotage us. [...]

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Iran’s growing desperation – The Economist


WHAT more can Iran’s ruthless rulers do to squash their opponents? Since nationwide protests broke out last June over the disputed results of presidential elections, the official winner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pulled few punches. His security apparatus has beaten and arrested thousands, tried scores of dissidents in kangaroo courts, hounded others into exile, throttled the […]

Senator Max Baucus In A Drunken Tirade On Senate Floor


During the general debate on the health care legislation that recently passed the Senate, Senator Max Baucus, Democrat from Montana, took to the floor of the Senate and engaged in a drunken tirade. Oblivious to the fact that he was slurring his words and mangling his sentences, Senator Baucus shouted down opponents as he [...]

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GOP erupts over Reid slavery, segregation remarks – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. upped the rhetorical ante this morning by comparing opponents of health care reform to conservatives who tried to block emancipation and equal rights — prompting the Republican national chairman to question his sanity.Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Reid blasted GOP leaders who have urged Democrats opt for […]

Lunch Break – Board Game Recommendation


On Friday night some of our dearest friends came over for a visit. One of them, Phil, brought a board game that he insisted we try. It’s called “Settlers of Catan” and is pictured above.
The objective of the game is to be the first to get 10 points. One earns points by building settlements, cities, [...]

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