Who Would Want to Live in Alabama Anyway?

I am stunned by the new Alabama law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people who they believe may be in the country illegally, schools to check the immigration status of students and landlords to validate the legality of potential tenants. Salon writer Justin Elliott describes the new law this way: […]
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Now They’re Blaming Obama for High Gas Prices

I wonder how the Republican leaders and their media mouthpieces will manage to blame President Obama for the wildfires in Arizona? For blame him they probably will.  They’ve found a way to blame him for just about everything else. Their latest absurd claim is that the Obama administration deliberately enacted policies designed to raise the […]
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Let the Voters Have the Last Word and Move on

As far as I am concerned, sex is a private matter. What happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom. But lying is something else. I will find it hard to trust Congressman Anthony Weiner (pictured above with wife Huma) after all this (click here to read about the scandal). But it’s not for […]
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The Sick America that Conservatives Want

In the aftermath of the 2010 elections, America is getting a sample of the kind of society conservatives want to create. It is not a pretty picture. With the House of Representatives under Republican control, and many states with Republican governors and legislatures, a pattern is emerging that foreshadows the future we can expect if […]
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From What I’ve Seen of Both Sides, I Believe Weiner

I know Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner looks as if he’s hiding something. I’m sure he’s getting the Third Degree from his wife about that. But I believe him when he says his Twitter account was hacked. It’s the kind of thing that Republican activists do. Think ACORN. Think PBS. And what about that smear attempt […]
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Economy Held Hostage by Political Suicide Bombers

The Republicans are acting like suicide bombers, threatening to destroy America’s economy if President Obama and his allies refuse to join them in shredding the country’s social safety net. And they could be maniacal enough to mean it. Here’s how Nobel prizewinner Paul Krugman sees the picture: How bad will it be if we don’t […]
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