Monthly Archives: February 2012

This JFK speech makes Rick Santorum want to hurl

It’s a remarkable reaction, to a remarkable speech.

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Today’s Herald column: the party of individual liberty meets George Orwell

The column is running on Sunday this week, and focuses on the Republican party’s ironic push both for personal liberty, and more government control over individual Americans.

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Five takeaways from the 20th GOP debate

Well, that happened. The Republican presidential primary’s 20th debate is now history, and boy, what a history it was. Four men, all rather stiff, sitting onstage in what looked like a really dull lecture series, moderated by a quite timid … Continue reading

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AFSCME’s genius Romney ad: ‘I love lamp’

Mashed up with a scene from “Anchorman.” TRR offers a suggestion for the next Romney ad, after the jump…

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Rick Santorum’s crusade: soft Protestants, birth control, abortion, working women and prenatal testing – all bad

Rick Santorum is running for president, but not so much as he as running a crusade to impose what he thinks is America’s original and proper religious standard on America (I’m thinking he means the America of the Puritan colonies … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Whitney Houston’s funeral (in its entirety)

Courtesy of a good soul on Youtube:

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This is not how you stage a hearing on contraception

… If you ever want to win the votes of women, or modern men, for that matter.

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Unbelievable. Whitney’s gone.


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Christopher Orr nails it: Mitt is Tarantino’s Superman

This meme is racing through the wingersphere, and loved it or hate it (and lots of righties hate it)… you can’t avoid it’s devastating accuracy.

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Sorry, Beltway, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius won the birth control wars

I know the conventional wisdom is that President Obama got caught flat footed on the contraceptives rule change (see here and here for the discussion we had on that subject on “Now with Alex Wagner” on Friday). But in the … Continue reading

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