Author Archives: Chris

‘Acute case of The Embarrassments’

IOZ on Obama’s complicity in Bradley Manning’s torture: Here is a fine opportunity to engage in a little free and painless magnanimity, to make vague noises about according decent treatment even to one’s enemies, to blather a bit about America’s committment to the humane treatment of all God’s precious children, to give the poor kid […]

Obama embraces the Dark Side

The President has now firmly embraced the teachings of Darth Cheney: … in Barack Obama’s administration, it’s perfectly acceptable to abuse an American citizen in detention who has been convicted of nothing by consigning him to 23-hour-a-day solitary confinement, barring him from exercising in his cell, punitively imposing “suicide watch” restrictions on him against the […]

The Tea Party viceroy in Michigan

From the people who pay lip-service to fiscal conservatism and limited government: Read more here.

Biblical disaster in Japan

Incredible. Hopefully the death toll is low, but I haven’t seen any estimates yet. Only positive is that at least this hit a rich and well built country like Japan. Imagine something like this happening in Brazil. Hell, think back to what happened in Haiti.

Why the rich have all the money and pay lower taxes than ever

From Robert Reich: The American economy is more than twice as large now as it was thirty years ago. So where did the money go? To the top. The richest 1 percent’s share of national has doubled – from around 9 percent in 1977 to over 20 percent now. The richest one-tenth of 1 percent’s […]

Former Senator Dodd is now a lobbyist

Greenwald sums up the situation: … even Good, Liberal Democratic Politicians like Chris Dodd – who has done some decent things in his career – scamper out of the Senate to the nearest feeding hole … Link

Jon Stewart nails it

According to conservatives, bankers and people making $250,000+ a year shouldn’t sacrifice, teachers should. Because… you know… teachers are living the Miller High Life™. They’ve got it so easy!

12 Cookies

Via Balloon Juice: A Modern Parable: A unionized public employee, a teabagger, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, then looks at the teabagger and says “Watch out for that union […]

Reagan <3 unions

Guess what Republicans! Reagan liked unions. He was even a union boss! Link

Why the media crush on Chris Chrisie?

Rather than put the spotlight on all the crazy sh** Republicans are doing around the country, big media wants us to fall in love with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. This is the tag line for a NY Times profile: The governor of New Jersey became the most celebrated Republican in America by tagging public-sector […]