Obama To Make Reassuring Eye Contact With Every Last American

Obama turns to his strength: ROCKLAND, ME—In an attempt to convince an anxious populace that his legislative agenda is working and that everything is going to be all right, President Barack Obama embarked on a 50-state, 30,000-town tour Monday during which he plans to gaze assuredly into the eyes of each American citizen, one at [Read More...]

Obama’s Correspondents’ Dinner

Pretty funny stuff as usual and just like last year his parody of Michael Steele’s forced attempts to make the GOP relevant to African Americans is one of his funniest stretches: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Obama Prays With Billy Graham

As good as Obama is in his abstract thinking about the value of the separation of church and state, I loathe having to watch him pander to religious power brokers like Jeremiah Wright, Rick Warren, and, now, as president after president before him has, Billy Graham.  Here’s Christopher Hitchens on Billy Graham: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Obama’s Rawlsian Defense Of Separation Of Church And State

This video of a speech Obama made during his presidential campaign which is making the rounds among my atheist Facebook friends today: When the speech was made I commented on James Dobson’s faulty reaction to Obama.  As I implied in that post, in the part not addressing Dobson, I think this speech is a spectacular [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Dave Barry Recaps 2009

Dave Barry cathartically recaps a miserable year for the nation, taking it month by month, starting with January: during which history is made in Washington, D.C., where a crowd estimated by the Congressional Estimating Office at 217 billion people gathers to watch Barack Obama be inaugurated as the first American president ever to come after [Read More...]

Encouragements Of Imprecatory Prayers Against Obama

So insidious: Over the past few days, a Biblical verse has reportedly topped the google trends charts. It is also turning up in bumper stickers and tee shirts across the country. It reads: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8” But what do you see when you look up that Psalm? “May his days be few; may [Read More...]

President Obama’s Speech At Fort Hood Memorial

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

David Vitter Confronted By Rape Victim About His Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Sue Haliburton

A month ago we highlighted the unconscionable decision of 30 Republican senators to vote against Al Franken’s bill which would assure that those who were raped in connection with their employment at Haliburton’s would have rights to sue Haliburton.  In this tense exchange, a rape victim confronts one of those senators, David Vitter. A transcript [Read More...]

The Hard Case Against Perpetual War

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald, an uncompromising, non-partisan champion of civil liberties and opponent of U.S. violations of the Geneva Conventions and the Constitution, sat down with Bill Moyers the end of last month and made a sobering case about the self-perpetuating character of war in America.  I feel very conflicted personally since even though I opposed [Read More...]