Lawrence O’Donnell Takes Off The Gloves: National Defense Authorization Act, Soft Journalism, and the Spoonfed Two Party System

Taking a cue from the pages of Superman, Lawrence O'Donnell lambasted the mainstream media Wednesday night for their failure to cover the Third Parties debate and for failing to address this little nightmare: Imagine if Congress passed a bill that the president signed that allowed indefinite detention without charge or trial. That would be issue … Continue reading Lawrence O’Donnell Takes Off The Gloves: National Defense Authorization Act, Soft Journalism, and the Spoonfed Two Party System

Bill Clinton Has Obviously Never Seen “The Big Lebowski”

From October 25, 2012. Matt Bai says Bill Clinton's advice to frame Mitt Romney as an extreme conservative rather than the nihlist voters believe him to be was a mistake (here in The New York Times). Crux of the piece: "The bottom line here is that one can over-think this whole notion of framing your … Continue reading Bill Clinton Has Obviously Never Seen “The Big Lebowski”

It’s Okay To Assassinate the Families of Suspected Terrorists, Just Don’t Waterboard Them First

From June, 2012.  It's interesting for me to re-read this in post-2016 Democratic primary world.  June 4, 2012: What do we do with Obama's drone war? From the New York Times: Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on … Continue reading It’s Okay To Assassinate the Families of Suspected Terrorists, Just Don’t Waterboard Them First

The Good Old Days Weren’t Always Good: A Transatlantic Reminder to Tim Stanley

But it isn’t just Obama’s flaws that are making this race interesting. Mitt Romney might not be the most charismatic candidate, but that’s a hidden strength in an election that’s all about competence and getting back to the basics of what once made America work so well. This week, the pro-Obama journalist Andrew Sullivan wrote … Continue reading The Good Old Days Weren’t Always Good: A Transatlantic Reminder to Tim Stanley

Mitt Romney Isn’t Reed Richards (But He Plays One On TV)

We were all over this back in June, but yes, Mitt Romney looks exactly like Reed Richards. I mention it now because because "Mitt Romney Reed Richards" has been a trending search term for the past few days.  In case you don't know, this is why: Also, The Daily Cocca comes up in tandem with … Continue reading Mitt Romney Isn’t Reed Richards (But He Plays One On TV)