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The Obama Administration Is Not Dead Yet

National Memo – Gene Lyons

“Not the headline I’d have written, but then I’m terrible at headlines. To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of the Obama administration’s demise are greatly exaggerated.   546 more words
Barack Obama

What Blow-Up Dolls, Sarah Palin, and Kamala Harris-gate All Have in Common

I don’t know where all the rest of you Femmoliticas are from, but I live in New York. And this week, it was freakin’ beauuuttifffulll outside! 1,371 more words

United States

On Civility

By now people who follow politics in the news are aware of the vast gulf dividing America’s two political parties. The verbal vitriol has gotten so thick and positions so entrenched that I fear the extremists would rather sacrifice the nation’s welfare rather than… 1,194 more words


With Liberals Like These, Who Needs Conservatives?

Gene Lyons wrote a notable article on Salon today. It is ostensibly a rebuttal to Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent article in The Nation, “Black President, Double Standard: Why White Liberals Are Abandoning Obama… 1,021 more words

Nicole Solomon

Should I Compare Someone I Disagree With to the KKK?

So, I was going to stay out of this one. It’s a complicated mess, and I think on many points both sides are talking past each other. 420 more words

Matters Political

A Shameful Attack on an Intelligent Black Woman: Salon Goes Too Far on Melissa-Harris Perry

In my review of Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry, I noted how much I appreciated Harris-Perry’s coverage of misrecognition of the “strong black woman.” It seems that Gene Lyons and the editors of Salon could stand to read Dr. 405 more words


Rick Perry Plays Up a Bogus "Texanism" (Gene Lyons-no hurl alert needed)

Everybody who’s heard Johnny Cash’s classic live album “At Folsom Prison” remembers the audience of convicts erupting in bloodthirsty whoops when the singer growled out the line “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.” According to Cash’s biographer Michael Streissguth, however, it never actually happened. 28 more words