Fred Branfman, Noam Chomsky and the Communist Two-Step


Fred Branfman, author, blogger and early contributor to the current California economic miracle under Governor Jerry Brown, has written a very long apologetic about Noam Chomsky, or more accurately a standard screed against US imperialism and capitalism using Chomsky as a prop. Presumably he thought that invoking the grand old man’s name would somehow spur [...]

Chomsky, America, Israel and the Left


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Wouldn’t the avowed enemy of the Democratic West be happier in Putin’s Russia, Ahmadinejad’s Iran or Chavez’s Venezuela?

Lessons from a Disaster


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Does the Deepwater Horizon spill really demonstrate the folly of off-shore drilling?

Obama Mocks Tea-Party Protestors While Taking Advantage of Tax Loopholes For Himself


As usual, the mainstream media plays down the Tea Party protests except when it tries to paint them in a bad light.  For example, the Tax Day protests in Washington, D.C. were buried on p. 17 of The New York Times, right above an article reporting that the Obamas paid $1,792,414 in federal income taxes [...]

Throwing Tomatoes: Poliwood on Tom Hanks’ Anti-Americanism


At Pajamas TV, Roger L. Simon (author of Blacklisting Myself and Oscar-nominated screenwriter) and Lionel Chetwynd (Oscar-nominated filmmaker) talk about actor Tom Hanks’ recent outrageous statements about World War II. For those of you who don’t remember, Hanks said that America fought against the Japanese not because the latter were fascists bent on dominating and [...]

Nope, Still Not Seeing Much of a Change From Bush to Obama


David Forsmark replied to my post about the George W. Obama Administration here, titled “Yes, Ryan, There IS a Difference Between the 2 Parties on National Security.” Just a little clarification: I was comparing the Obama and Bush Administrations, not necessarily both parties, and I didn’t say there was no difference at all, just nothing [...]

Cheney Released from Hospital – Washington Times


By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney left a Washington hospital on Wednesday following a heart attack he suffered earlier in the week. Spokesman Peter Long said Cheney was discharged from George Washington University Hospital and feeling good. “He will resume his normal schedule shortly,” Long said of Cheney, who has […]

Evan Bayh Retires – Last Word “Geronimo!”


Evan Bayh, two-term Democratic Senator from Indiana, has announced he will not seek re-election, citing among other things:
too much narrow ideology and not enough practical problem-solving [in Congress]
In a related story, Vince McMahon will soon announce his resignation as chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment citing mounting evidence that “some of the action is rehearsed.”

It is [...]

Exalting Khomeini’s Legacy


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Iran’s leaders try to reignite the cultish reverence for a bloody despot.

The Final Countdown? Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 31


Remembering this self-deluding rant last year when Bill O’Reilly dared to mock Keith Olbermann’s ratings?
OLBERMANN:  I hate to intrude with the facts, but ours is the highest rated cable news program [among] viewers 35 and younger, and the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed [i.e., Fox] News. And since [...]