Archive: News & Comment
What Australia Can Teach America About Gun Safety, After a Few Years of Detox

Watch the funniest — and most sensible — arguments for gun control yet. It will be interesting to see what kind of refutations appear in the comments.

Celebrating Labor Day? Guess You’re a Socialist, Pro-Union, Anti Job Creator Commie

If today means more to you than packing away your white shorts and shoes, you’re probably a pro-union type who supports raising the minimum wage. But if you’re like most Americans, it’s just another amorphous, somehow patriotic Monday holiday on which to cook out, drink beer, and if you’re like my neighbors last night, inexplicitly […]

GOP House Chairman Apparently Auditions for Joan Rivers’ Job Hosting ‘Fashion Police’ – Criticizes Pres. Obama’s Tan Suit
Homeland Security Chair Pete King then appears tie-less on CNN to defend himself against criticism he trivialized the debate by talking about fashion

With Joan Rivers lying in an induced coma in a Manhattan hospital, her fellow New York Republican, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, appeared to be angling for her job as host on E!’s “Fashion Police.” During an interview on Newsmax, a birther news website, King offered biting commentary about Pres. Obama’s decision to wear […]

Washington Post: ISIS Used Bush-Approved Torture Technique on Journalist James Foley And Other American Hostages

In late 2002 and early 2003, a group of top Bush administration officials approved a set of torture techniques for use on prisoners captured during the so-called War on Terror. Known as the Principals Committee, the officials who signed off on the torture manual included Vice Pres. Cheney, former National Security Adviser (and later Secretary […]

Deficit Continues to Drop But Low Corporate Tax Rates Threaten Outlook

Los Angeles Times: The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts and slower growth in Medicare costs, but lower than expected corporate tax revenues dimmed some of the improved outlook, according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office… Declining corporate tax revenues are largely to blame for a $26 billion dip […]

What’s a Benjamin Worth In Your State?

The Tax Foundation has created a map of the United States that shows the relative value of $100 in each state. As might be expected, a C-note gets less mileage in New York and California, and goes farther in Missouri and North Dakota.

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 […]