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Where’s Marco? Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Missed ISIS Briefing to Attend Fundraiser
So Much for Republicans' Foreign Policy Candidate

It was more important to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to attend a fundraiser on the “left coast,” as conservatives call it, than a high-level briefing on the recent terrorist attack on Paris. That left the Republicans’ self-styled foreign policy candidate out of the loop on the biggest story in global news. Rubio said that he […]

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter Had Some Bad-Ass Friends

Like former Pres. Jimmy Carter himself, his friends seem pretty bad-ass. They put up 500 signs around Plains, Ga., where Carter lives, that said, “Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor.” Of course, the 90-year-old won’t live forever but it’s hard to make the case that he left anything on the field, as the saying goes, and […]

If Jimmy Carter Had Two Wishes

I’d like for the last guinea worm to die before I do.

— Former Pres. Jimmy Carter, in a news conference explaining his cancer diagnosis and describing how he’d like the future to play out. Carter also wished for peace in the Middle East.

If You See Marco Rubio with a Football, Hide Your Children!

.@marcorubio's football follies … the supercut — Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) August 19, 2015 The ones where he hits the kids smack in the face are the best, but they’re all good. You’d think Markie Marc would learn after the first couple of passes how to do this thing.

Trump Again Triggers the Instinct to Destroy Stuff

There’s something about Donald Trump that makes people want to beat things, and this ad from a Van Nuys, Calif. Nissan dealer is proof. The ad, which has been condemned by Nissan corporate, shows a sales manager nicknamed, “The Ladies’ Man” beating a pinata of a man in a suit with a generous topping of […]

Is John Kerry Really a Better Secretary of State than Hillary Clinton?
If So, How Much Is It Because of Sexism and How Much Because of Clinton Herself?

John Kerry could eclipse his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, in the role of United States Secretary of State. If he does, will it be because of sexism, anti-Clintonism, or world events? Or is Kerry simply more effective? Kerry has seen a recent series of diplomatic victories. The Cuban embassy is open again in America for the […]

Run Donald, Run!
His Ticket Would HAVE to Be Called the Whig Party

If you asked Democratic strategists for their dream scenario for 2016, here it is: Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee Generic Republican as the GOP nominee Donald Trump as a third-party nominee There is a chance this wish might come true, according to a report that says Donnie is threatening to go rogue.

Some Questions for the Gun Store Owner With the “Muslim-Free Zone”

When a gun shop owner announces he’s closing because he’s tired of selling arms to young, disturbed white guys wearing rebel flags, that will be a YouTube video worth watching It’s bad enough that a gun store owner declared his store a “Muslim-free zone” after the shooting and killing of four Marines and a Navy […]

A Map of the Biggest Companies in Each State

In line with the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which held that corporations have the right to buy as much free speech as they can afford, it might be time to consider changing the names of the 50 states. Here’s a handy map that will help, posted by Broadview Networks VoIP Blog. The map shows […]

Unexpected Obamacare Savings for Women Could Lead to Fewer Abortions
At the Very Least, the Savings Could Mean a Few Less Bristol Palins

The numbers are in for the Obamacare provision that ended women’s out-of-pocket expense for family planning, and they are huge, according to the policy journal Health Affairs, and quoted by Kaiser Health. Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most forms of prescription contraceptives […]