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Archives: August 2012

Top Ten Repeated Paul Ryan Lies

This year’s Republican campaign may be the most dishonest in history. A couple of weeks ago I listed 10 major falsehoods and gaffes of Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan. He repeated several…

Top Five Worst Planks in GOP Platform

These are the promises that the Republican Party is making to us if it wins: 1. Outlawing abortion altogether, with no exceptions for the life and health of the mother, incest or…

Dear Rep. King:  Meet a Pregnant Rape Victim

Dear Rep. King: Meet a Pregnant Rape Victim

Following in Rep. Todd Akin’s footsteps, evangelical extremist Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said today of pregnancy from rape, “Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to…

Uygur: Paul Ryan Created the Deficit

Cenk Uygur of Current TV takes on Paul Ryan’s claims to be a deficit hawk and for small government, showing all the ways that Ryan’s votes helped create trillions in deficits: See…

Arabs and the Olympics (Majid)

Anouar Majid writes in a guest column for Informed Comment The 2012 Olympics in London gave us a golden opportunity to assess the condition of the Arab world in its natural state.…

You might be Paul Ryan if….

If you admitted that you got into politics because of the impact on you of the philosopher of personal greed and egotism, Ayn Rand, but later had to deny it because it…

America’s New Proxy Wars (Turse)

America’s New Proxy Wars (Turse)

Nick Turse writes at Tomdispatch.com: In the 1980s, the U.S. government began funneling aid to mujahedeen rebels in Afghanistan as part of an American proxy war against the Soviet Union. It was,…

Top Ten Signs you Might be a Nazi Loser

1. If you regularly pose proudly in front of a swastika flag, you might be a Nazi loser. 2. If you refer to “non-whites” as the “dirt people,” you might be a…

Big Brother just Got Bigger (Fitzgibbon)

William Fitzgibbon writes at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism When the government told the people of London that the eyes of the world would be on it during the Olympic Games, it…

Romney, Reid, Taxes and the Un-Macho

Mitt Romney told notorious media bully and propagandist for the American Far Right, Sean Hannity, that it is time for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ‘put up or shut up.’ Reid…

Obama signed finding to help Syria Uprising

The Syrian opposition continued to hang on in the northern commercial center of Aleppo on Thursday, and even launched a daring new raid. Rebels used a tank they captured to attack the…

Mission Failure: Afghanistan (Engelhardt)

Mission Failure: Afghanistan (Engelhardt)

Tom Engelhardt writes at Tomdispatch.com Mission Failure: Afghanistan:A Message Written in Blood That No One Wants to Hear By Tom Engelhardt Imagine for a moment that almost once a week for the…