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  • Maybe It's Because You're A Coward [WARNING: LINKS TO SALON.COM, **PROJECTILE BARF ALERT**]

    02/01/2010 9:44:47 PM PST · by Jake from AZ · 3 replies · 406+ views ^ | 02/01/2010 | Outlaw13
    …or maybe just a b___h. How to leave a soldier The war on terror may be impossible to resolve. Ending my marriage was easy I probably shouldn’t have read this story, being where I am and knowing some of things that I do. I have absolutely zero sympathy for this woman. You’d be surprised how easy it is to leave a soldier on deployment. You can do it with a letter. (He can’t argue with you. He doesn’t have a phone.) If you lay the groundwork early, saying to the soldier before he leaves, “This will be the end of...
  • Fact Check: Reich Claims Non-Existent Fox News Led Conservative Charge in 1994

    01/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 89 replies · 3,059+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Jan 26th 2010 | Frank Ross
    Former Obama economic advisor, Clinton Secretary of Labor, and Berkely Prof. Robert Reich claimed yesterday in his column at that Fox News played a role in the conservative resurgence of 1994: In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the...
  • Hayden: "Time to strip the Obama sticker off my car"

    12/02/2009 5:01:15 PM PST · by Signalman · 34 replies · 1,050+ views ^ | 12/2/2009 | Alex Koppleman
    Tom Hayden, the liberal activist best known for his work in the 60's, when he helped found Students for a Democratic Society, was once pretty enthusiastic about Barack Obama. Back in March of 2008 he had the first byline on an article in the Nation -- also attributed to Bill Fletcher Jr., Danny Glover and Barbara Ehrenreich -- that began, "All American progressives should unite for Barack Obama." Now, though, after the president announced his decision to send an additional 30,00 troops to fight in Afghanistan, Hayden's had enough. His latest piece for the Nation begins with a very different...
  • Leaping Back to the Founding, Part 1: The Left Really Reveals Its Hatred of the American Idea

    10/24/2009 7:10:08 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies · 819+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2009 | David Swindle
    In the campaign against Glenn Beck, one of the angles pursued in ad hominem smears against the popular Fox News host has been to play up his promotion of the work of conservative author W. Cleon Skousen. I initially blogged about leftist internet magazine Salon’s Skousen hit piece here. At the time I had not read The 5000 Year Leap, the principle Skousen text which Beck had promoted. My post mainly focused on the ad hominem nature of the attack. Now, having read Leap something even more troubling emerges: the book is fairly reasonable and in trying to label it...
  • Life is too short to be unhappy so I seek out the young (Garrison Keillor explains his preferences)

    10/21/2009 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Callahan · 10 replies · 1,184+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/21/09 | Garrison Keillor
    I spotted this unfortunate headline on and thought it was funny so I grabbed a screenshot.
  • Salon Screeches Intellectual Ad Hominems in Smear of Beck, Horowitz, and Conservatism

    09/21/2009 8:37:18 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 1 replies · 480+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 20, 2009 | David Swindle
    A really satisfying, engaging intellectual discussion is like a symphony. Each participant in a debate brings a different sound to an important project. One person puts forth an elegant flute rift, then another chimes in with some deeper notes on the tuba, then a third contributes on the clarinet. Each instrument is akin to a different ideological approach, life experience, or a new set of key facts. These different sounds all contribute to something far greater than the sum of their parts. All except for one: the screeching, electric guitar feedback of those who blast ad hominem assaults into intellectual...
  • In Defense of Acorn-SALON Nut Alert

    09/18/2009 2:24:14 PM PDT · by machogirl · 38 replies · 687+ views ^ | 09/18/2009 | Joe Conason
    Sept. 18, 2009 | For many years the combined forces of the far right and the Republican Party have sought to ruin ACORN, the largest organization of poor and working families in America. Owing to the idiocy of a few ACORN employees, notoriously caught in a videotape "sting" sponsored by a conservative Web site and publicized by Fox News, that campaign has scored significant victories on Capitol Hill and in the media. Both the Senate and the House have voted over the past few days to curtail any federal funding of ACORN's activities. While that congressional action probably won't destroy...
  • Salon Lays Off Six In Pursuit of Becoming a 'True Web Publication'

    08/18/2009 1:32:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 482+ views ^ | 8/17/09 | John Cook
    Salon has laid off eight six editorial staffers—or 20% of its editorial staff—so that, in the words of CEO Richard Gingras, it can become "more of a true Web publication." Welcome to the internet, Salon! In a statement to Gawker, Gingras confirmed that three editors, one writer, one photo editor, and one producer were laid off last week. The only name we've heard thus far is culture editor Joy Press; let us know if you have any other intelligence. UPDATE: Here's the complete list: Jeanne Carstensen, managing editor Kevin Berger, features editor Katharine Mieszkowski, senior writer Joy Press, culture editor...
  • Salon's handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers

    08/06/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT · by DavidFarrar · 18 replies · 707+ views
    Salon ^ | August 6, 2009 | Alex Koppelman
    "There are, sadly, a lot of Birthers out there. A recent poll showed that 11% of Americans -- including 28% of Republicans -- don't believe President Obama was born in the U.S. Another 12% aren't sure."So, at some point, you're likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there's a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide the truth of his ineligibility for the presidency...
  • Help show what's wrong in Salon's "Birther FAQ"

    08/05/2009 12:52:28 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 51 replies · 2,156+ views
    Salon ^ | 8/5/09 | Alex Koppelman
    There are, sadly, a lot of Birthers out there. A recent poll showed that 11 percent of Americans -- including 28 percent of Republicans -- don't believe President Obama was born in the U.S. Another 12 percent aren't sure. So, at some point, you're likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there's a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide the truth of his...
  • The right bails on Birthers

    08/03/2009 7:41:07 AM PDT · by jdoug666 · 34 replies · 1,714+ views
    SALON.COM ^ | 7/28/09 | Alex Koppelman
    What has the world come to when Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly represent the rational side of the Republican Party?
  • Joan Walsh: Right-wing racism on the rise (Rush, White men, the Birthers, Beck, etc..)

    08/03/2009 1:07:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 3,123+ views
    Salon ^ | July 29, 2009 | Joan Walsh
    First, credit where it's due: A few lonely Republican leaders are belatedly trying to clean up the party's mess of crazy, from the racially tinged character attacks on Sonia Sotomayor to the unhinged rhetoric of the Birthers to the overall vicious and fact-free spew of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. It's not working yet -- Beck's claiming Obama "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" on Tuesday might be a new low -- but at least someone's trying. Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to kick off a new GOP flirtation with decency when he announced his vote to confirm Sotomayor last...
  • WaPo cancels lobbyist event

    07/03/2009 6:29:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,141+ views ^ | July 2, 2009 | Mike Allen and Michael Calderone
    WaPo cancels lobbyist eventBy: Mike Allen and Michael Calderone July 2, 2009 08:04 AM EST Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said today she was canceling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer was detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he felt it was a conflict for...
  • No shoes thrown at Obama (Salon barf alert)

    06/04/2009 10:18:51 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 870+ views
    Salon ^ | June 4, 2009 | By Mike Madden
    President Obama was more than halfway through his speech at Cairo University Thursday morning when, suddenly, he was interrupted by a shout from the audience. Security in the Egyptian capital was tight, and security around the hall where he spoke was even tighter, but it seemed -- for a moment -- like somehow something had gone wrong. Until, that is, Obama acknowledged the interruption with a smile and a "thank you." What the person in the audience had yelled, it turned out, was a hearty, "Barack Obama, we love you!" -- in English. The adoration, the campus setting: it was...
  • IDIOCY->The Left Blames O' Reilly For Tillman's Death

    05/31/2009 8:09:15 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 885+ views
    Salon/the lid ^ | 5/31/09 | The Lid
    Lets get a few things clear right away. First, Scott Roeder, the guy who killed Doctor George Tiller is a murderer, in fact, I agree with Ed Morrissey who said in Hot Air: Regardless of how one feels about George Tiller’s profession, his murderer is nothing more than a domestic terrorist — someone attempting to impose by force a policy that one cannot get in place through democratic means. Tiller’s killer is no better than William Ayers, Kathleen Soliah, and Eric Rudolph, people who attempted to use violence for their extremist ends. Those who value life know that murder is...
  • O'Reilly's Campaign Against Murdered Doctor

    05/31/2009 7:20:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies · 3,455+ views
    Salon ^ | May. 31, 2009 | Gabriel Winant
    The Fox News star had compared Tiller to a Nazi, called him a "baby killer," and warned of "Judgment Day" | When his show airs tomorrow, Bill O'Reilly will most certainly decry the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday while attending church services with his wife. Tiller, O'Reilly will say, was a man who was guilty of barbaric acts, but a civilized society does not resort to lawless murder, even against its worst members. And O'Reilly, we can assume, will genuinely mean this. But there's no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization...
  • The Dishonest "Blame Dodd" Scheme from Treasury officials

    03/18/2009 7:50:55 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 42 replies · 1,588+ views
    Salon ^ | March 18, 2009 | Glenn Greenwald
    There is a major push underway -- engineered by Obama's Treasury officials, enabled by a mindless media, and amplified by the right-wing press -- to blame Chris Dodd for the AIG bonus payments.  That would be perfectly fine if it were true.  But it's completely false, and the scheme to heap the blame on him for the AIG bonus payments is based on demonstrable falsehoods.Jane Hamsher has written the definitive post narrating and indisputably documenting what actually took place.   The attempt to blame Dodd is based on a patently false claim that was first fed to The New York Times on...
  • The 1990s are Back, Glenn Greenwald is Worried About Angry White Racist Militias

    02/24/2009 7:41:29 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 745+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/24/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Glenn Greenwald of seems to think that Bill Clinton's nonexistent boogie men, "the militias," are back. Why are they back? Because all white people are angry, racists that are mad that Obama got elected, of course. What else could have dredged up this fantasy from the depths of the liberal's worst nightmares of the 1990s? Somehow, though, it's a bit hard to imagine Greenwald's main premise considering the fact that millions of those same white Americans Greenwald so fears actually voted for Obama. But, in an effort to scold Fox News for airing Glenn Beck's recent "War Room" segments,...
  • Obama's team of zombies-Washington is still a one-party town: Thieves

    02/06/2009 6:17:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 981+ views
    Salon ^ | February 7, 2009 | David Sirota
    Only weeks ago, the political world was buzzing about a "team of rivals." America was told that finally, after years of yes men running the government, we were getting a president who would follow Abraham Lincoln’s lead, fill his administration with varying viewpoints, and glean empirically sound policy from the clash of ideas. Little did we know that "team of rivals" was what George Orwell calls "newspeak": an empty slogan "claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts." Obama's national security team, for instance, includes not a single Iraq war opponent. The president has not only retained...
  • The born conspiracy

    12/08/2008 8:55:55 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies · 1,180+ views
    Salon ^ | 12/09/2008 | Mike Madden
    Dec. 9, 2008 | WASHINGTON -- At first it was a relief to see that the conspiracy theorists who believe Barack Obama isn't eligible to be president didn't shoot any pumpkins at their press conference Monday afternoon. After all, the proponents of this latest theory seem to be heading for levels of mania that even Dan Burton never dreamed up as he investigated outlandish claims about Bill Clinton. (If you need to brush up on your conspiracies, Burton resorted to blowing away squashes in his backyard to show how Clinton had a hand in the murder of White House counsel...