President Obama has nominated five people to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Two are Republicans. All are waiting for confirmation by the Senate. Let your Senators know these nominees should be confirmed so the NLRB can get back to work. What Is The NLRB? The NLRB is the agency that “safeguards employees’ rights to [...]
In case you’re wondering where the Bush apologists on your TV today are getting their bizarroworld opinions about Bush being the most awesomest president in the whole wide world, Politico conveniently published the official talking points:
Watch this opening from today’s All-In With Chris Hayes. Seriously, you might even tear up like I did. I’m talking about his opening monologue about the Thursday fast-food strike in NY, and what this means. At about 1 minute into this clip he talks about why this event is remarkable, and what he says is [...]
David Ignatius wrote his Iraq mea culpa today and it’s a good one. He admits that Iraq was an epic strategic blunder and that he was wrong to have been such an enthusiastic cheerleader for it. But in chronicling his mistakes, I find this one to be almost shocking coming from a sophisticated man of the world.
The next time your Republican representative says they support the troops, laugh and call them a liar because they obviously don’t care enough to make sure the men and women in the military will be able to afford college. Due to the sequester many branches of the military have cut the tuition assistance program that [...]
As the US kicked off the Iraq War on the evening of March 19, 2003, with the infamous “shock and awe” bombardment of Baghdad, I huddled into a small high school classroom for an antiwar gathering organized by several faculty members. Little did I know at the time that, ten years later, the Iraq War [...]
Let’s play: Pretend A Democrat Said That. From CNN, here’s Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn claiming the sequester won’t hurt the military: Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he plans to make the case to other Republicans and the public that despite warnings from the Pentagon that the mandated cuts will be devastating, the overall [...]
Dave Weigel has the definitive post today on the Hagel nomination cock-up. He points out that Hagel himself is the only real loser here: He botched up his confirmation hearing, giving Republicans all kinds of reasons to oppose him. (In his “no” statement, Sen. Mark Kirk, who was never undecided on Hagel, continues to pretend [...]
Poor Krugman. He must be tired of trying to make people understand that austerity is the wrong prescription for the economy. But he soldiers on. Thank God. This week he takes on the situational Keynesians of the GOP who are now crying about the ill economic effects of ending taxpayer support for the nice white [...]
I just have the feeling old Chuck Hagel didn’t exactly prepare himself for a thoroughly predictable grilling. Or he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I’m sure this has a lot to do with the fact that he’s seen as soft on Iran and hostile to Israel. But I also think some of this is just the way the Republicans deal with apostates. Hagel broke with the party in favor of the Democrats and that. is. simply. not. done. They are making an example of him.