Right wing rewrites history in real time

Right wing rewrites history in real time

The rabid right wants to rewrite history and in states like Texas they are already doing so. Conservatives in the Lone Star state want the state school board to rewrite teaching guidelines and force schools to downplay the role that Thomas Jefferson played in American history while praising right-wingers like Phyllis Schlafly and challenging the […]

Pentagon bribes nations to support Afghan war

Pentagon bribes nations to support Afghan war

The American government is paying millions of dollars for training and equipment as bribes to buy support for nations for the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan. The funds, spent without Congressional approval or oversight, comes from a $350 million Pentagon “slush fund” used to “improve the counter terrorism operations of U.S. allies,” the Associated Press […]

Sarah Palin’s Fox show unmasked as a phony

Sarah Palin’s Fox show unmasked as a phony

The high-profile launch of Sarah Palin’s “Real American Stories” on Fox News Channel should be retitled “Manufactured American Fantasies” after two of the subjects she suppossedly interviewed for the debut show say they were never contacted by Palin or Fox. Turns out the network recycled old interview of LL Cool J and Toby Keith video […]

Judge: Bush broke law with illegal wiretaps

Judge: Bush broke law with illegal wiretaps

In a repudiation of the Bush administration‘s now-defunct Terrorist Surveillance Program, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that government investigators illegally wiretapped the phone conversations of an Islamic charity and two American lawyers without a search warrant. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker said the plaintiffs provided enough evidence to show “they were subjected to warrantless […]

Obama offers offshore oil drilling program

Obama offers offshore oil drilling program

President Barack Obama, who campaigned against offshore drilling for oil during his 2008 Presidential campaign, now wants to allow such drilling 50 miles off the Virginia coast and may open up other stretches of the Atlantic coast and areas off Alaska. Obama will offer a program that reverses the long-standing ban on coastal drilling outside […]

Heath care defeat gives GOP a reality check

Heath care defeat gives GOP a reality check

As the Republican party heads into the mid-term elections, some worry that their scorched-earth policy on health care reform could come back and bite them in the ass. Some GOP leaders now admit they may have overplayed their hand and worry that the “repeal the law” strategy promoted by the party’s extreme conservative base could […]

Thugs like Hutaree thrive on paranoia, gullibility

Thugs like Hutaree thrive on paranoia, gullibility

Those who fault the government for everything are stampeding to rationalize the incredible plot by a Bible-thumping trailer-trash militia to kill police officers and then multiply the death toll by bombing their funerals. Gun nuts, self-declared “patriots,” right-wing fanatics, white supremacists and others who proclaim hate as a path to freedom defend the actions of […]

Obama chooses politics over principle, forces White House Counsel out

Obama chooses politics over principle, forces White House Counsel out

President Barack Obama backtracked on yet another campaign promise for change by choosing political expediency over principle when he ignored his White House Counsel and forced him out so a political hack could take his place. Greg Craig, who served as Obama’s conscience and top lawyer for 11 months, resigned in late 2009 as part […]

RNC donor money goes for private jets, strip clubs

RNC donor money goes for private jets, strip clubs

A review of expenses paid by the Republican National Committee (RNC) under the leadership of free spending, controversial chairman Micheal Steele shows a political committee out of control, wasting donor funds on luxury hotels, private jets and even nights-out at a bondage club in Hollywood. The RNC covered $2,000 in expenses for an evening at […]

Michigan-based Christian militia planned war against government

Michigan-based Christian militia planned war against government

Members of a self-described “Christian Militia”  called Hutaree planned a war against the U.S. government and planned to launch the war by killing police officers, prosecutors said Monday. Nine members of the Michigan-based Christian cult are in custody, arrested as part of a plot to first kill the cops and then slaughter many more by […]