Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State, Maya Angelou recorded a remembrance of Nelson Mandela.
Over the past few days since his passing I’ve seen and heard, it seems, countless pieces regarding his life. 26 more words
This just in: Tom Pauken has announced he won’t run for governor of Texas.
Man, that makes me sad.
I consider Pauken to be a friend. 238 more words
On my Facebook timeline, I found a post from a friend being circulated around originating from Fox News. The headline is, “Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats.” Predictably, the comments from his post are aghast as folks take this characterization as absolute fact. 510 more words
By Melanie Batley
The claim that Obamacare will be working fine by 2017 is just “happy talk” from the administration and masks deeper problems with the law itself, says Republican political strategist… 292 more words
The Internal Revenue Service spent years averting its eyes while clever campaign operatives abused the tax code for political purposes. Advocacy groups, mostly on the right, wanted to run attack ads while concealing the source of their money, and they came up with a brilliant way to do it: claim to be “social welfare” groups, which are allowed to hide donors. 531 more words
One of the more chilling aspects of presidency of George W Bush was the rise of the Machiavellian apparatchik, Karl Rove. Rove was the master of the art of manipulating public opinion and controlling the political agenda through the use of language, particularly in the mass media. 437 more words