Tag Archives: Katie Couric

Palin & the end of pretend democracy

If you’re familiar with the arguments made by the likes of Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, or even Glenn Greenwald, I think you’d be familiar with convincing arguments that the U.S. has ceased being a functional democracy. Our country is ruled largely by a cabal of wealthy businessmen and their puppet politicians. When’s the last time […]

Simple, blunt and right

(Updated Below) CNN’s Jack Cafferty delivers the brutal verdict on Sarah Palin’s candidacy: Cafferty’s conclusion for those of you without video or audio: “If John McCain wins this woman will be one 72-year-old’s heartbeat away from being President of the United States. And if that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, it should.” And […]