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Eugene Robinson: Boehner’s pointless leadership

Washington Post: House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack. So far, I’m afraid, it’s the latter. 73 more words


Back to 1910: This Congress is Eerily Similar to Those from the Past

Fifty years ago, the Chad Mitchell Trio sang these lyrics:

We’re the bright young men
Who wanna go back to 1910
We’re Barry’s boys
We’re the kids with a cause… 335 more words


Democrat and Republican Race to the Bottom

It continues to astonish me that the leading candidates for president, according to recent polls, are a group of people who were rejected for the job either four or eight years ago. 213 more words


Free expression under assault

The attack this week on a French satirical magazine that killed 12 people was launched against a guiding principle of liberty.

The target was freedom of expression. 273 more words

International News

WaPo writer: Hostage crisis in US, with 'universally available' guns, would have led to 'a lot more carnage'

As Hot Air reports, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson was a guest Friday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, where he expressed his relief that the Islamist terrorist attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo happened in France and not the United States. 439 more words


It's still the economy, stupid

On the eve of the new year, let’s take a quick look at how the economy “tanked” during 2014.

What? Oh, you mean it didn’t? Darn! 357 more words

National News

Round Furies

I’m pretty sure The Furies are a bunch of women who are fat, tall, short, skinny, butch, trans and otherwise not conventionally feminine and/or beautiful. And I’m pretty sure there are a number of directions in which they need to be unleashing their particular brand of savagery all day, every day. 827 more words