Right Wing Echo Chamber Inaccurately Smears Mother Jones Story on Gun Fanatics

By now, everyone who follows the politics of guns in this country has probably heard the story first broken by Mark Follman in Mother Jones regarding the increasingly vituperative and often intentionally frightening manner in which some gun rights activists have been addressing supporters of gun control. Follman's story showcases several documented instances of militant gun owners bullying,...

Colin Powell’s UN Speech, Eleven Years Later

This post was written exactly a year ago, and although ten years is admittedly a more-notable anniversary than eleven, it's still important to remember that Colin Powell's atrocious speech before the UN was eleven years ago today. That might not seem like much, but when our country screws up as badly as it did when we decided to go to war in Iraq, figuring out what went wrong and who was...

Here Are The 'Six Studies' Romney Says Refute Tax Policy Center Study Of His Tax Plan

*** 10/16 - SEE UPDATE BELOW; ROMNEY FINALLY RELEASES DETAILS OF TAX PLAN*** Back at the beginning of August, the non-partisan Tax Policy Center issued a much-discussed study that was the first to try to run the numbers on Mitt Romney's tax plan. Specifically, they wanted to see whether Romney's claim to be able to leave the Bush tax cuts in place and then cut taxes by an additional 20% across...

Shirley Sherrod Suing Andrew Breitbart

So says the New York Times:Andrew Breitbart, the owner of several conservative Web sites, was served at the conference on Saturday with a lawsuit filed by Shirley Sherrod, the former Agriculture Department employee who lost her job last year over a video that Mr. Brietbart posted at his site biggovernment.com.The video was selectively edited so that it appeared Ms. Sherrod was confessing she had...