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Republican Governor Escalates War On Quarantined Woman Who’s Not A Health Risk

by Tommy Christopher | The saga of Nurse Kaci Hickox, the Doctors Without Borders nurse who returned from fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone a…

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The 2014 Election Will Have Big Effect On Regulation

by Stuart Shapiro | My latest column from The Hill argues that if Republicans carry the Senate next week, President Obama will find it harder to issue regulations to protect the environment and public health. While we can expect that few pieces of legislation will make it through Congress…

Mass Shootings Becoming More Frequent

by Stuart Shapiro | Yes, this is one of those academic studies that confirms what we all believe to be true.  But since some have made the argument that mass shootings are no more frequent than ever, it is always good to have data. new research from the Harvard…

DOL Secretary Gets Real On Minimum Wage

by Stuart Shapiro | The chances of an increase in the federal minimum wage drop with each poll favorable…

Well At Least We Have The Governors

by Stuart Shapiro | As the news from the race for Congress becomes more and more depressing, Democrats can…

Let’s Not Forget The Real Ebola Crisis

by Stuart Shapiro | Now that we have hopefully quelled the number of Ebola cases in the U.S. at…

Ban Flights From West Africa? Will Do Nothing

by Stuart Shapiro | Numerous Republicans have called for President Obama to respond to the Ebola crisis by banning…

Janet Yellen Gets It On Inequality

by Stuart Shapiro | The new Chair of the Federal Reserve gave the kind of speech that few of…

Some Good News On Climate Change?

by Stuart Shapiro | I’m always posting bad news about our warming planet so here is some small bit…

Never Mind That Two People Were Shot On The Steps Of A NC Courthouse: EBOLA!

by Bill Schmalfeldt | As I write this, it is shortly before 1 pm.  About 10 minutes ago, I caught the following Tweet.   The link takes you to a one-sentence report from AP. Shooting at North Carolina courthouse; lockdown for county employees, searching for suspects. So, I scanned…

Hillary’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Moment: If It Happened, Why Are Only Conservatives Reporting It?

by Bill Schmalfeldt |   Can’t find a word about it on MSNBC or NBCNews.com, nothing on CBSNews.com or ABCNews.com. There’s nothing on Daily Kos, or Talking Points Memo, or Thinkprogress.org or anywhere else that I can find in the non-wingnut media. But I’ve seen the video. Here’s what…

THE LIBERAL GROUCH Presents: ‘Some Unfunny Satire’

by Bill Schmalfeldt | Some years ago, I got one of those anonymous e-mails your right-wing cousin or in-law…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Taking The Concept Of ‘CYA’ To A New Level

by Bill Schmalfeldt | Just when you think every possible concept has been conceptualized, every possible product has been…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Stay Calm! Do Not Evacuate Dallas! Everything Will Be Fine!

by Bill Schmalfeldt | Oh, this is wonderful. Some poor bastard is feeling just fine when he gets on…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Jumping Feet First Into #GamerGate

by Bill Schmalfeldt | For a second there, I thought I wrecked my computer monitor. I had just seen…

‘Operation Burn Notice’ Rises From Ashes As ‘The Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia’

by Bill Schmalfeldt | A group of professional pranksters is at it again in America’s Dairyland. A group once…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: NFL Clamps Down On Player Discipline When Defensive End Reveals Freezer Full Of Corpses

by Bill Schmalfeldt | “Enough is enough,” soon-to-be-outgoing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told a press conference Saturday after Dallas…

The Weak In Review October 25

by Tengrain | With only a week and some change until The Most Important Election In The History Of The United States (Until The Next One), we once again turn to the media to see how it is framing the narrative. And once again, we learn that the…

Can You Feel The Excitement?!

by Tengrain | It seems that the campaign to re-elect amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is willing to buy pay for enthusiasm from their own volunteers: In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers…

The Weak In Review Oct. 12 – 17

by Tengrain | With two week and change until the midterm elections, we turn once again with a…

The Weak In Review: The John C. Calhoun Edition

by Tengrain | As we are only three weeks (plus change) from the mid-term elections, once again we…

The Weak In Review

by Tengrain | As we are a month away from the mid-term elections, the rhetoric from Wingnuttia has…

Try To Read All About It

by Tengrain | Once again, we learn about a newsroom layoff at the 800-pound gorilla of all the…

Ted Cruz: Statesman

by Tengrain | Texas’ Canadian-born Latino and immigrant-bashing Senator Ted Cruz has taken to the mighty pages of…

The GOP Rebranding: A Status Report

by Tengrain | With much fanfare after the 2012 debacle, the Republican party wandered into the wilderness to…

Will Durst: We Burn Witches, Don’t We?

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a Second Amendment solution to the Ebola crisis.…

Will Durst: One Man, One Vote

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a modest proposal.…

Will Durst: Scary Masks

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent smashes up two…

Will Durst: Rocktober!

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent is able to…

Will Durst: Where’s My iPony?

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent feels bad for…

Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent calls attendance on…

Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent jumps off the…

Will Durst: Slacker Congress

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent talks smack about…

Nancy Reagan’s Astrologer Dies

by Dave | Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped Nancy Reagan plan her husband’s schedule, has died at her San Francisco home at the age of 87. Donald T. Regan, Reagan’s former Chief of Staff, claimed in his memoir that Mrs. Reagan kept Quigley on a $3,000 per…

Baby Dies After Six Hours In Parked Car

by Dave | It’s happened again. Another baby has died after being left in a car. The six month-old girl was left in a car for six hours in an Intel parking lot in Hillsboro, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. The father called for help at 5 p.m.…

Popular Painkillers Harder To Obtain. Thanks, Rush.

by Dave | Remember when you were in elementary school and the class bully acted up and, as…

American Boots On The Ground? Boehner: We Have No Choice

by Dave | House Speaker John Boehner told ABC’s George Stephanopolous that President Obama’s current strategy is insufficient…

Government Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250,000 Per Day

by Dave | Yahoo announced Thursday that the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if…

Steven Sotloff Beheaded By IS Fighter

by Dave | British newspapers The Guardian and The Telegraph are reporting that journalist Steven Sotloff has been…

What Is Putin’s Ultimate Goal?

by Dave | Is recreating the Soviet Union Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal? Putin adviser Theodore Lukianov dismissed that…

Separate Is Still Not Equal. Where’s The Outrage?

by Dave | The Warren court unanimously held in 1954 that separate is not equal. Today, due to…