Archive: News & Comment
President Obama’s Statement on the Murder of James Foley

President Obama delivered the following remarks in Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant group Islamic State. Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. Jim was a [...]

A Great Video We Wish Had Never Been Made

This video is moving and beautiful, and we wish it had never been made because we wish what preceded it had never happened.

Lauren Bacall, Actress and Liberal Icon, 1924-2014

Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday just a month shy of her 90th birthday, will rightly be remembered for her A-list acting career and her marriage to movie legend Humphrey Bogart. But Bacall also had a record as a stalwart liberal. As she put it, “I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican.” “Being a liberal is the [...]

Dr. Democrat On the Florida Governor’s Race

Dear Dr. Democrat: Question for you — who should I vote for in the upcoming Florida Democratic primary? I’m inclined to vote for state Sen. Nan Rich, but I’m not sure I should or if that would just be a wasted protest vote, as Charlie Crist looks to beat her in the primary. I think [...]

FOX’s Shepard Smith: Robin Williams Was a Coward Who Committed Suicide in a “Fit” of Depression

We were already not fans of FOX News but this is a new low, even for them. Watch to the end for an appalling display by Shepard Smith. Oh yeah, and he had smoked pot before too. Who says this stuff?

Pres. Obama’s Statement on Robin Williams

In full: Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us [...]

GOP Congressman Claims Democratic Party Is Waging a War on White People – Ignores the Fact That a Majority of Democrats Are White

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama has been on a tear recently. Last week, he told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he advocated deporting all 11 million undocumented residents of the United States. (Hayes’ interview with Brooks begins at 04:55 in the video above.) According to estimates by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the [...]

Boehner, Limbaugh Try to Rewrite History of GOP Push to Impeach Obama
Here's a list of more than 40 calls for impeachment by Republicans since 2009

Republicans have been beating the drum for the impeachment of Pres. Obama since the first year of his first term. Now that it appears voters will remove the GOP’s main obstacle — Democratic control of the Senate — in the November midterms, the reality is sinking in among Democrats and independents that if Republicans keep [...]

Least Productive Congress in History Leaves Washington for Five-Week Vacation

After breaking all records for doing nothing, the least productive Congress in U.S. history leaves town today for a five-week vacation: The grand-daddy of all “Do Nothing” Congresses will be departing soon for an undeserved five week summer vacation – leaving behind a pile of unfinished business and a serious humanitarian crisis festering along the [...]

CNN Anchor Tweets Ultimate FOX Slam

The snark in the Washington Times’ recent Valerie Richardson’s piece, “Al Gore’s Climate-Changers at EPA Hearings Foiled by Cool Temperatures” was too much for CNN’s Bill Weir, who read it after it was picked up by FOX Nation. Weir tweeted his contempt for climate change deniers at FOX, and presumably, the Washington Times, who use [...]