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Watch Police Tase and Arrest A Guy For Sitting While Black

by Tommy Christopher | Yet another viral video showing police abuse of a black citizen is making the rounds this week. According to Chicago-born…

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Another GOP Governor Accepts Medicaid Expansion

by Stuart Shapiro | Republican Governors, unlike their peers in Congress, have to work to help their constituents.  This is particularly true for ones that are up for re-election.  So it should surprise no one that Pennsylvania GOP Governor reached an agreement with HHS to expand Medicaid under the…

Guess What? The Stimulus Worked

by Stuart Shapiro | To those in the reality based community this is not news.  But still, it is always good to hear it again.  This time from a new study out of the Fed in San Francisco by Sylvain Leduc and Dan Wilson: Leduc and Wilson’s finding gives…

Facing Up To White Privilege

by Stuart Shapiro | One of the better pieces I’ve read on the reaction to events in Ferguson: Whites…

The Case For Vaccination

by Stuart Shapiro | Vaccinations work.  Emily Oster shows that it is important that everyone get vaccinated against Whooping…

Cubs’ Owner’s Hatred Of Obamacare Leads To Suspended Game

by Stuart Shapiro | This past week baseball had a bit of an embarrassment as the grounds crew for…

Jobs More Dangerous Than Policing

by Stuart Shapiro | No one would argue that being a police officer is a dangerous job and we…

Police Militarization Wrong For Communities

by Stuart Shapiro | One of the many things we’ve learned from the debacle in Ferguson, is that the…

Missouri GOP Exec Calls Ferguson Voter Registration Efforts ‘Disgusting’

by Stuart Shapiro | In the din of noise about the Ferguson Mo. tragedy, it is hard to be…

McCain’s Birthday Brings Up Bad Katrina Memories

by VegasJessie | John McCain celebrates his seventy eighth birthday today, which also marks the ninth anniversary of the Category 5  hurricane that demolished New Orleans.  Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with such a fury, yet no one in the GOP seemed to realize the severity of the situation…

Scarborough And Associates Blame Obama For The Rise Of ISIS

by VegasJessie | By the time President Obama was sworn in by the Chief Catholic of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, there was already an agreement made with the Iraqi people.  Yet people’s memories are incredibly short as they forget who was responsible for the troop withdrawal. The Republicans…

Why Is Rush Limbaugh Pimping Hillary?

by VegasJessie | Once again, the Clintonian war machine is back in action, criticizing the foreign policy of…

Media Fails To Report Why Toledo’s Water Is Contaminated

by VegasJessie | The water is finally safe to drink, says the mayor of Toledo, Ohio, although some skepticism…

Uganda Abolishes Anti-Gay Law In Exchange For Financial Aid

by VegasJessie | Thankfully, Uganda appears to have come to its senses on the matter of (partially) decriminalizing homosexuality.  Yesterday,…

Language Teacher Fired For Using ‘Homophones’

by VegasJessie | Utah has never been known as the pinnacle of education. There are communities in Utah…

Bush Administration, Not Kerry, Responsible For Being ‘Feckless’

by VegasJessie | I know a family who just recently returned from the war zone that is Israel. Since…

You Are Not Anti-Semitic If You Are Against Palestinian Suffering

by VegasJessie | History, once again way too kind to the Bush Crime Family’s escapades, has omitted the main…

Grifters Gotta Grift

by Tengrain | Steve LaTourette discusses the grifters in Congress: Political grifting is a lucrative business. Groups like the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Patriots are run by men and women who have made millions by playing on the fears and anger about the dysfunction…

It’s A War For Women, Says The GOP

by Tengrain | Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) tells us: “You think about a changing 21st-century workforce and how women make up half of our workforce. Fifty percent are the primary income earners in their households,” McMorris Rodgers said a press conference on Wednesday. “They are making the…

The Crass Menagerie

by Tengrain | For those of you who thought Dubya was illiterate (“Not so. Mah parents were married!…

The Apostasy Of Paul Ryan

by Tengrain | Earlier today House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R. Wis) noted that he would consider…

Sarah Palin: There Is No There There

by Tengrain | Meghan McCain is one viewer that Alaska’s part-time governor and full time grifter Sarah Palin…

Now Fear This

by Tengrain | The reason the NRA is powerful is because they know that people are scared of them,…

Jeb Ain’t Running

by Tengrain | Is there any doubt that Jeb Bush is NOT running? The best antidote to illegal…

The Show-Me State Shows Us All

by Tengrain | Typically I don’t pay much attention to what goes on in Missouri, outside of the occasional…

Will Durst: Two Tooth Advantage

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent takes a couple minutes to talk about the true American heroes.…

Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent jumps off the journalistic pier into some deep- water bold face vacation gossip.…

Will Durst: Slacker Congress

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

Will Durst: T Minus 28 Months And Counting

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets all hot…

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent appropriately does little…

Will Durst: Digital Cheese

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

Will Durst: Happy Fourth Of July

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent repurposes an old…

Will Durst: The Washington Treaty Breakers

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent once again tries…

Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy

by Sandi Behrns | As revelations of government surveillance continue to leak out, many Americans have become alarmed about their online privacy. Most have done very little to address these concerns for a few reasons 1) there is a degree of technical savvy required to use and understand things like…

No One Could Have Predicted This: The Growing List Of Complications From Hobby Lobby

by Sandi Behrns | The U.S. Supreme Court surprised just about no one Monday when they handed down a 5-4 decision on  Sebelius v Hobby Lobby. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Court’s 5-member conservative majority decreed that “closely-held”, for-profit businesses are completely free to withhold contraceptive coverage…

Conservatives Say The Poors Have It Easy (Poll)

by Sandi Behrns | A recently released Pew poll has demonstrated a number of things about the state of political…

Private Police Corporations? SWAT Teams Claim To Be Unaccountable To Public

by Sandi Behrns | Do you find claims that the U.S. is quickly becoming a police state a bit over-blown?…

Vanquisher of Cantor, Dave Brat, Doesn’t Care Too Much For Education

by Sandi Behrns | With the political world still reeling from the surprising ouster of House Majority Leader Eric…

Disastrous Ruling In California Education Trial Makes ‘Reformers’ Giddy — For Now

by Sandi Behrns | California Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu just handed down a devastating ruling that could…

Tackling the Crisis In Student Debt

by Sandi Behrns | President Obama is set to sign an executive order this afternoon to allow up to…

Anti-Abortion Group Suddenly Very Concerned About Women’s Health

by Sandi Behrns | Perhaps you’ve been on the ol’  Twitter machine today and seen the “Tweetstorm” for #ThePillKills.…