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,...

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...

Father of Reaganomics Supports Single-Payer

This was quite interesting, not to mention completely unexpected:Paul Craig Roberts served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as the "Father of Reaganomics" and he supports Single Payer. The current health care "debate" shows how far gone representative government is in the United States. Members of Congress represent the powerful interest groups...

Are We There Yet?

This was absolutely bone-chilling. I won't quote, because it's long, and because you should read the entire thing. I will say that, like tristero over at Digby's place, I don't think such a "Swiss watch" approach to history allows for enough entropy and variation. But, also like tristero, I don't think Robinson is off-base in her analysis, either. The next few years are going to be make-or-break...

Employee Free Choice Act, Part II

The last vote in our informal poll over in our left margin about the Employee Free Choice Act was several days ago. Therefore, I'm going to assume that everyone who has both been paying attention to this, and wants to participate (vote) in our little poll has already done so. I've closed the poll to further voting, and thanks to whoever did vote. The reason I did this was because I wanted to...

The Employee Free Choice Act

A lot of US political commentators these days are saying they suspect there will be no fight more contentious in the current session of congress than the one already boiling (but far from over) about the Employee Free Choice Act. This is the bill which opponents (which apparently includes the entire Republican party) have apparently chosen as the hill they want to win or die on this term....