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When Corporate Sponsors Leave ALEC and Rush. What We Learn  by SpockoThe other day Google announced it will be leaving ALEC. "Google becomes latest company to abandon right-wing ALEC."This is a big deal. It comes on the heels of a number of other corporations...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Can John Oliver Writer Scott Sherman Help Expose Gen. Zinni's Raytheon Connection? by SpockoHey Scott,I'd love you to do a segment for John Oliver about how the network TV shows aren't telling the public that the retired generals selling the Syrian bombing...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Monday, September 29, 2014
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One of the things we've learned as activists over the past few years is how hard it is for good people to run for office. It's tremendously draining, both in energy and money and you don't get a lot of thanks from the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Elias Isquith makes note of some extremist GOP candidates' slicker rhetoric in this campaign:The Senate campaigns dominating the politics of Colorado and Iowa right now both feature Republican nominees...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Here's another nominee for worst ad of the season:This college Republican ad is supposed to be millenial outreach. Let's just say that most millenials (most people) woul tune that out by the 20 second mark because it's so incredibly boring....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Apparently the Obama administration is actively trying to kill Americans with Ebola. No one knows why they want to do this. It's hard to see the political advantage...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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It turns out that when you cut taxes on the rich their incomes go up.  Who would have guessed?That's from a week-long series at Mother Jones about the effects of income inequality.  I thought this one was particularly interesting:That...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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It always comes back to this:We need to be careful that we are never, ever throwing the baby out with the bath water as far as the best person always has to get the job," [Deutch] said. "As we kind...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Dark money and leitmotifby Tom Sullivan We're all pretty tired about now of the fundraising emails. Even without opening them [DELETE], the familiar, red-flashing, DEFCON 1 subject lines from brand-name politicos introduce what's inside the way Wagner...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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One would be tempted to think he has realized that he's making a total fool of himself which is why he's being so defensive.  But he's always like this:“Mr. Colbert and others of his ilk have no bleepin' clue how...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Ok, I'll admit I haven't been as freaked out about the incursion into the White House as some people. But if the fellow who wrote this op-ed for the Washington Post is indicative...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Here are some statistics on the lazy American worker who could get rich if she only worked as hard as Mitt Romney:American workers are putting in more and more hours each week, as the supposedly 40-hour workweek...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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There's an awful lot of talk these days about religions of peace vs religions of war and how some are intrinsically violent and others aren't. It's all nonsense. Right now, for a variety of reasons,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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David Corn reports on Mitt Romney's ongoing flirtation with another losing presidential race and notes that Romney continues to flail about trying to explain why he said that 47% of Americans (all 145 million of 'em) are a...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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After all President Obama has done to rehab the reputations of the intelligence services and make them feel secure, this is how they treat him:By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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First they came for the air traffic controllers ...by Tom Sullivan "Nothing makes people more stupid and foolish than money and fear,” the creator of The Wire told the Guardian. David Simon spoke about what drives him, and about his new mini-series,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Ryan Lizza has published a fascinating profile of Senator Paul that includes quite a bit of interesting info. I thought I'd just start with what the political media thinks is most important about it, using Chris Cilizza's...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Despite the authentic thrill of electing the first African American president, I was never a big believer in President Obama's liberalism. He always struck me as a slightly left of center,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I love this so much:Those are protesters in Hong Kong using the same hands up sign used by the Ferguson protesters.According to Vox it's unclear if these protesters are deliberately doing this as a sign of...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I asked my husband a week or so ago what thought about Khoresan and he said he'd never heard of them and wondered what kind of music they played. (True story.) He's well-informed about current events, reads...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Blue America sent this out to our members today. We're getting down to the wire and there are some candidates really worth supporting in this final stretch. Shenna Bellows is one of them:It's almost the end...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A protest made in Hong Kongby Tom Sullivan Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue. As financial district crowds swelled Monday (reports conflict on this), riot police pulled back, CNN reported, to chants of "Stand down CY Leung!" (Leung is Hong...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Monday, September 29, 2014
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