16 Aug 2017

By all accounts, Barack Obama was (legislatively) doomed before he ever took office. And it wasn't just because the financial sector was in near ruins, the economy was near meltdown, and we were off fighting wars. It was because in the face of all this Obama was going to have to face most of these challenges without any help from the opposition party. We know this because of a meeting of great consequence held by GOP leadership ...

16 Aug 2017

[caption id="attachment_7300" align="alignnone" width="948"] Promoted from our centrist community blog - by Oscar Berry[/caption]Many in in America have become familiar with the term “fake news” in recent years. Whether it’s being shouted by President Donald Trump against the “liberal media establishment” or by liberal or progressives towards conservative media organizations, it has become the theme of a nonstop series of ac...

10 Feb 2011

John Avlon is the leading tracker of right and left wing media, and has been tracking the decline of right wing media personalities like Glen Beck for a while. In his latest at The Daily Beast, he lists some heartening numbers that may indicate that the American people are really starting to get sick of extremists like Beck: An apples-to-apples comparison of ratings between November ’09 and November ’10 in the New York area show...

21 Jan 2011

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has a short white paper out, breaking down the republicans' spending rules, which they dub CUTGO. The idea is supposed to be that they will not just pay for any new spending, but should have to find spending cuts to do so.There are some genuinely good ideas here, such as creating lock boxes to make sure funds freed up by budget trimming go to deficit reduction, not new spending....

10 Dec 2010

Well, it would seem that for now the gaping hole we call WikiLeaks has been plugged. But like any other badly damaged pipeline, the fix may only be temporary.It`s amazing how many folk (politicians) came to the rescue to fix this torrential downpour of leaked information. This one man (Julian Assange) has made politicians all over the world run for cover like it was the day after an election they all won and they were caught...