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  • The Fall of Salon.com

    05/29/2016 1:54:16 AM PDT · by JSteff · 5 replies
    2016 POLITICO LLC ^ | 05/27/16 12:34 AM EDT | By Kelsey Sutton and Peter Sterne
    "How a digital trailblazer and progressive powerhouse lost its way. Read more: http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/05/the-fall-of-saloncom-004551#ixzz4A25lhJhi Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook A Facebook page dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of digital media pioneer Salon is functioning as a crowdsourced eulogy. Dozens of Salon alumni have, over the past several months, posted their favorite stories from and memories of the once-beloved liberal news site described as a left-coast, interactive version of The New Yorker, a progressive powerhouse that over the years has covered politics with a refreshing aggressiveness, in a context that left plenty of room for provocative personal...
  • This is an American tragedy: Republicans must step up and defeat Donald Trump (Barf + LOL)

    05/28/2016 6:42:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | May 28, 2016 | Sen Patrick Donlan
    Saturday, May 28, 2016 09:00 PM +0900 This is an American tragedy: Republicans must step up and defeat Donald Trump It's time for honest Republicans to speak out against this dangerous, unprincipled vulgarian. Who has the courage? Sen Patrick Donlan As a Democrat, part of me delights in the opportunities provided by the coming elections. With Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, Democrats might just might find themselves not only with the presidency, but in control of the Senate. But the state of our politics is so grave that its difficult to derive much joy out...
  • It must stop now: The media cant allow Trump to make this election about Bill Clinton

    05/24/2016 9:25:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 160 replies
    SALON ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sean Illing
    Donald Trump has fired his first shots of the general election campaign. Predictably, they have nothing to do with anything that matters. In a new video released on Instagram, Trump features audio interviews with women whove accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. Against the backdrop of shadowy audio clips, the accompanying text asks if Hillary Clinton is really protecting women. We hear the voices of Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Wiley, and a clip from a 1999 Dateline interview with Juanita Broaddrick. Near the end, as the sound of Hillary Clintons cackle fades, the words Here we go again flash on the...
  • Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton cant defeat what Trump represents

    05/24/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Anis Shivani
    The neofascist reaction, the force behind Trump, has come about because of the extreme disembeddedness of the economy from social relations. The neoliberal economy has become pure abstraction; as has the market, as has the state, there is no reality to any of these things the way we have classically understood them. Americans, like people everywhere rising up against neoliberal globalization (in Britain, for example, this takes the form of Brexit, or exit from the European Union), want a return of social relations, or embeddedness, to the economy.
  • Stanford douchebags ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying Stanford douchebags, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbots strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Reportedly Snickering w/Glee Over Failure of Megyn Kelly Special

    05/22/2016 3:54:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 09:35 AM | Scott Eric Kaufman.
    New Yorks Gabriel Sherman is reporting that in addition to being a ratings and financial failure, Megyn Kellys interview with Donald Trump has resulted in her losing most of the leverage she had in her upcoming contract negotiations. Fox executives were willing to consider 9 million viewers a success, but Kellys supposedly mainstream appeal didnt translate to the parent network, and she only netted 4.8 million viewers. It was, as one Fox insider told Sherman, not good for her at all. In fact, her boss Roger Ailes was apparently so tickled by the fact that he would not have to...
  • Salons Todd Nickerson on Pedophilia: Im Not a Monster

    05/22/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Ma
    Salon writer Todd Nickerson has released a video in which he admits his love for a 5-year-old girl and why he thinks its justified. The three minute video begins with Nickerson describing how he first fell in love with a child he babysat when he was 18. I remember looking up and just seeing her and just going Wow, shes beautiful,' Nickerson explains. I knew I was in deep, I had fallen for the girl. He goes on to explain that he never hurt the girl. Todd mentions that a lot of his fantasies revolve around young girls that are...
  • Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

    05/20/2016 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20th, 2016 | Jake Johnson, AlterNet
    In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual, remarked that he has never seen anything like this. By this, he meant the state of American society, relative to the time in which he was raised the Depression years and to the tumultuous state of Europe during that same period. It is very similar to late Weimar Germany, Chomsky said. The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed to destroy the Social Democrats and...
  • Salon Reveals the Left's Next Play, Normalization of Pedophilia

    05/18/2016 9:32:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    The left-wing website Salon just released a stomach-turning video attempting to normalize pedophilia. The video's narrator, a young pedophile, explains his "sexuality" and brands himself as a pedophile but not a "monster" or "child molester." Watch here: - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/05/salon-reveals-the-lefts-next-play-normalization-of-pedophilia#sthash.VuJ24Ogb.dpuf
  • What the hell just happened in Nevada? Sanders supporters are fed up and rightfully so

    05/16/2016 8:35:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 49 replies
    SALON ^ | May 16, 2016 | SEAN ILLING
    Chaos erupted at the Nevada Democratic convention on Saturday as supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over the awarding of the states 35 pledged delegates. Clinton edged Sanders in the Nevada caucus on Feb. 20th (52.6 percent to 47.3 percent). On April 2, however, the state party held its Clark County convention and Sanders mobilized more delegates than the Clinton campaign (1,613 to 1,298), which swung the delegate count in his favor. At the state convention this weekend, the final step in the process, Sanders supporters hoped to secure the lions share of the remaining 12 delegates. Instead,...
  • One Weak Nominee: Hillary Clintons Problem Isnt Bernie Sanders. Its Hillary Clinton [SALON]

    05/15/2016 7:42:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    Salon ^ | May 14, 2016 | David Niose
    Clinton's camp thinks her rsum will be enough to carry her to the White House. No one should be that sure. No matter what you think about Hillary Clinton as the presidential primaries wind down, there is one undeniable fact that lingers in the background. Despite having had enormous advantages from the start of the campaignno serious competition from within the party, solid support from national party leaders, a massive war chest and a nationwide grassroots network built over the course of decades in national politicsClinton has struggled to put away a 74-year-old Jewish socialist who has had almost no...
  • NSA Canceled Program That Couldve Stopped 9/11 Weeks Before Attacks, Then Silenced its Creator

    05/15/2016 5:34:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 110 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 5/13/2016 | Claire Burnish
    Former National Security Agency technical director and surveillance state whistleblower William Binney has long said 9/11 could have been prevented had the NSA not capitulated to big-money private contractors less than a month prior to the attacks. Mainstream media, perhaps capitulating to its own monied corporate owners, relegated Binneys explosive claims to the backburner for years. However, on Thursday two days after the Senate Judiciary Committee began debating whether or not to reauthorize massive and controversial NSA surveillance programs Salon finally headlined Binneys damning claim and its backstory. The attacks of September 11, 2001, could have been thwarted...
  • This election is going to suck: Why Hillary vs. Trump will be vicious, infuriating & bad for America

    05/04/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Milhous · 93 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:10 PM UTC | Jack Mirkinson
    This is really happening, people. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. Just saying it still feels strange, but then again, pretty much everything about this most shocking and chaotic of election seasons has been deeply surreal.
  • Salons latest nonsense: Pro-lifers think women are dumb

    04/12/2016 12:44:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 12, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The responses to Donald Trumps quickly-retracted comments about punishing women for illegal abortions have shown a diverse array of creative ways pro-aborts can spin the truth. We got pro-lifers really would punish women no matter what they say. We got jailing abortionists hurts women just as much. In the past, weve gotten youre not really pro-life unless youd punish women. And now Salon brings us another twist on the narrative. Valerie Tarico argues that when pro-lifers say that, should abortion ever become illegal, we should limit the punishment to the abortionist, were really saying, Women are like little children or...
  • The talk-radio godfather of Trumpamania: ( Salon trunc) (Dr.Michael Savage article)

    04/08/2016 1:11:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | 4-6-16 | ROBERT HENNELLY
    Long before Trumps arrival on the scene, it was conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage, the idealogical godfather of Trumpism, who galvanized this insurgency. Savage gave it a voice and a powerful narrative, one that proved extremely helpful to those, like iconoclastic Senator Ted Cruz, who rose to prominence taking on the very same GOP beltway insiders that Donald Trump is now making so nervous. Years before Trump, Savage had already redefined the nature of the American political landscape when he blew up the Republican Party establishments hold on its working class base. Trump can come or go, but...
  • Donald Trump sets his campaign on fire: A self-destructive madman has decided he wants to lose

    04/06/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 91 replies
    Even Trumps most trusted advisors didnt expect him to fare this well the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy. I dont think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I dont even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. He certainly was never prepared or equipped...
  • Trump Campaign Reaction to Losing Wisconsin: 'Ted Cruz is Worse Than a Puppet' is a 'Trojan Horse'

    04/05/2016 11:10:06 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 83 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 5, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Donald Trump lost the Wisconsin primary to Ted Cruz Tuesday night by a landslide. The usually vocal billionaire refrained from giving a speech in defeat, but is campaign did release a statement accusing Cruz of being "worse than a puppet," a "trojan horse" for the GOP establishment and accused him of illegally coordinating with pro-Cruz super PACs.
  • Spoiled Donald Trump throws a temper tantrum after losing Wisconsin primary

    04/05/2016 10:57:49 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | April 5, 2016 | Sophia Tesfaye
    Wisconsinites just dont like Donald Trump very much. On Tuesday, Republican voters rejected the loud-mouthed billionaire for the more demure but no less radical Texas Senator Ted Cruz and boy did that make Trump pretty upset. Shrugging off his disastrous performance in recent weeks, the Republican presidential frontrunner predicted a win in Wisconsin a day before voters in the Badger State headed to the ballot boxes, despite polling showing a likely upset by Cruz. Campaigning in the state on Monday, Trump pointed to a key endorsement for one-time rival and also-ran Marco Rubio in the early state of South Carolina....
  • Trumped again: The diabolical GOP frontrunner slimes Cruz, shames Fox & controls the news cycle

    03/27/2016 7:17:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | March 27, 2016 | ANDREW O'HEHIR
    When is a news story not a news story? That question hung in the air much of the day on Friday, as the major cable news networks laboriously steered around any direct reference to the political bombshell that had set social media aflame since the small hours. Once again the mainstream media had been Trumped, made to look floundering and foolish by the Republican clown-prince even as it wrestled with one of the biggest news days of the year. Belgian authorities had apparently captured a leading suspect in the Brussels attacks, and the United States military had apparently killed an...
  • "I was wrong about Trump. He's got MOXIE."

    03/10/2016 5:34:22 PM PST · by 50sDad · 46 replies
    I think Paglia on Salon may be unlinkable, so I just pulled up the Wikipedia link, for a word she used in her article, cited on Drudge, today...so here goes... I am a news and political junkie, as most know. I have watched Donald Trumps rise and been amused by how the masses embrace him, and the Elites fear him. Today, in a web article, I bumped into a word that has fallen out of favor...and is rushing back at us, bigtime: Moxie. A footnote to history, mostly. A soft-drink that modeled itself as being the Zip, the Flash, the...
  • The Marco Rubio post-mortem: How a supposedly ready-made GOP nominee crashed and burned

    03/10/2016 6:14:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/10/2016 | GARY LEGUM
    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come not to praise Marco Rubio dear God, never, ever that but to bury him. And then to salt the earth in the hope that he will never come back. The Rubio campaign is on its last legs, stumbling dehydrated and desperate through the Florida Everglades like the heroine in the second act of a Carl Hiaasen novel, trying to stay one step ahead of the bloodhounds who want nothing more than to drag the Florida senator into the swamp and tear his throat out, or at least convince him...
  • Think Hillary Clinton Will Crush Donald Trump in the General Election? Don't Be So Sure.

    02/24/2016 9:58:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Slate ^ | February 24, 2016 | Josh Voorhees
    For months, Trump-fearing Republicans and the Trump-skeptical press have consoled themselves with the idea that there were clear limits to the celebrity billionaire's appeal. But during the Nevada caucus on Tuesday night, Donald Trump gave us all one more giant reason to worry as he wracked up more votes than Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz combined. Trump won a staggering 46 percent of the votes cast in what was a ostensibly a five-man race, far more than his mid-30s peak in the previous three contests and in national polls. The Republican nomination does not yet belong to Trump: He has...
  • The last stand of tolerance in the Republican Party: What Trump vs. Rubio would reveal about GOP

    02/22/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Elias Isquith
    The reports of the Bush dynasty’s collapse are greatly exaggerated; but now that Jeb’s disastrous campaign has finally reached its finale, it admittedly does feel like a distinct era of Republican Party politics is leaving the stage with him. (SNIP) The stump speech was for Rush Limbaugh; the budget was for the Chamber of Commerce. It worked for Poppy in ’88, and Dubya pulled it off twice. (SNIP) A sizable chunk of rank-and-file Republicans are wise to the bait and switch now; pandering to the Birchite wing of the Republican Party with dog-whistles won’t cut it. If you want to...
  • Donald Trump is getting celebrated for saying the same thing that ruined the Dixie Chicks

    02/22/2016 9:59:41 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/17/16 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    In July of 2003, the Dixie Chicks, a platinum-selling Texas-based country band, was playing a show in England when lead singer Natalie Maines decided to address the contentious debate over whether or not the United States should invade Iraq. “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all,” Maines told the London audience. "We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas." -snip- The whole incident is worth recounting because here we are, almost 13 years later, and the lead in the Republican primary race, Donald...
  • The REAL Donald Trump: Come Get To Know Him

    02/21/2016 7:08:44 PM PST · by Critical 1 · 110 replies
    RedState ^ | February 19, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today, conservative talk radio host, Blaze TV host, NRA star, author of Hands Off My Gun, Tea Party activist, and general defender of freedom and liberty Dana Loesch has taken a huge step in the fight being brought to bear against Donald Trump's bid for the GOP nomination. Dana has put together the most comprehensive and authoritative take-down of every myth Donald Trump fans swallow, believe, and perpetuate online and offline that can possibly be constructed, in a blog post and the video below. ... Take yourself seriously. Pay attention to this. It's important. It's the truth. Blog Post: http://danaloeschradio.com/how-i-came-to-my-opinion-on-donald-trump...
  • Salon Calls on Hillary to Surrender Because Only Bernie Can Win

    02/19/2016 2:03:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Salon.com -- Salon magazine, left-wing extraordinaire -- headline: "Hillary Clinton Just Cannot Win: Democrats Need to Accept That Only Bernie Sanders Can Defeat the GOP." Salon is -- I don't know -- demanding, advocating, editorializing that Hillary get out of the race. They are suggesting that she surrender. She can't win. She can't beat Trump or Cruz or whoever. Only Bernie Sanders can. Salon.com: Wacko, leftist, extreme radicals to you and me; mainstream Democrat thought to them. I'm going to have to make a note because I'm not going to have time to develop this today. But,...
  • Welcome to the Trump revolution: The last challenge is Ted Cruz — and Ted Cruz is in trouble

    02/18/2016 4:31:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Salon ^ | February 18, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Ted Cruz has pinned his hopes on a big showing in the South. He could still do it, but it's far from certain It's taken a while for the chattering classes to come around to the idea that Donald Trump may actually pull this thing off. It's hard to blame them. It's as if we all went to sleep one night and woke up in an alternate universe. But they do seem to have accepted it. He came close to winning Iowa, a notoriously buttoned up electorate, and won decisively in New Hampshire. All the polling going forward looks good....
  • “Sexism has nothing to do with it”: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem

    02/11/2016 5:37:40 AM PST · by Fhios · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/11/2016 | Camille Paglia
    .... Steinem’s polished humanitarian mask had slipped, revealing the mummified fascist within. I’m sure that my delight was shared by other dissident feminists everywhere. Never before has the general public, here or abroad, more clearly seen the arrogance and amoral manipulativeness of the power elite who hijacked and stunted second-wave feminism ....
  • Trump's crafty move on Iraq [SALON'S most rabid Leftists opine]

    02/16/2016 11:12:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | February 16, 2016 | Amanda Marcotte
    Trump's crafty move on Iraq: His war comments allow conservatives to move past the Bush years while saving face Most of Saturday night's Republican debate held by CBS in South Carolina was more of the same stuff we've seen in the previous eight debates, with Donald Trump insulting people and lots competitive right-wing posturing. But there was one moment that was unexpected, when Trump went after Jeb Bush by attacking his brother, former President George W. Bush. Trump accused the former president of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and called the war "a big, fat mistake." Trump...
  • GOP is officially a horror film: Welcome to a world where Trump & Cruz are last men standing

    02/11/2016 5:12:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Trump won in dominant fashion and Cruz met expectations as Rubio fell completely apart. This is scary stuff. I've been writing about the Donald Trump phenomenon several times a week for seven months now. As his candidacy evolved from a bizarre spectacle to a serious campaign, it's become clear that this is a pivotal moment in American politics. It's not just that we have a shocking demagogue or a profane performer topping the polls in the Republican presidential race. It's the alarming notion that a crude authoritarian white nationalist is appealing to a very large section of the American people....
  • The left’s absurd Hillary hate: Why this ridiculous anti-Clinton crusade needs to stop

    12/06/2015 6:29:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/05/15 | Nico Lang
    The media coverage of Hillary Clinton is a lesson in paradox: She's the "most admired woman" in America, but no one is "excited" about her presidential campaign. She's inevitable, but she can't win an election. And even when she wins a debate, she still lost it. **SNIP** As much as I would like to see Bernie Sanders become the next Democratic nominee, it does us absolutely no favors to let Hillary hysteria win the day. The response from many among Sanders' white male voter base to Hillary Clinton's continued success in the polls is to refuse to vote for her...
  • It’s almost over for Hillary: This election is a mass insurrection against a rigged system

    02/07/2016 8:25:05 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Bill Curry
    Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 08:01 PM +0900 It’s almost over for Hillary: This election is a mass insurrection against a rigged system Sanders has ended the coronation and fired up the grass roots. Now Clinton's electability argument is crumbling too Bill Curry It would be hard to overstate what Bernie Sanders has already achieved in his campaign for president, or the obstacles he’s had to surmount in order to achieve it. Not only has he turned a planned Hillary Clinton coronation into an exercise in grass-roots democracy, he’s reset the terms of the debate. We are edging closer to the...
  • Cruz responds to Trump’s Iowa recount demands, blames media for Carson kerfuffle

    02/03/2016 1:06:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    SALON ^ | 02/03/2016 | SOPHIA TESFAYE
    The bromance has long ended and the bitter battle is only beginning to rage between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as the Republican presidential primary devolves into a slugfest now that the crowded field is winnowing down to let the dominate contenders duke it out leading into the New Hampshire primary. But first, the results of Monday's Iowa caucus continue to be a point of contention days after Cruz was declared the winner. On Tuesday, Cruz was forced to apologize to Ben Carson's campaign for misleadingly suggesting to caucusing supporters that the retired neurosurgeon planned to drop out of the...
  • Audiences reject “13 Hours”: Big blow for the right’s desperate quest for Clinton’s Benghazi

    01/26/2016 8:19:40 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    salon.com ^ | 1/19/2016 | Amanda Marcotte
    ......movie is basically a flop, bringing in only $19 million over the three-day holiday weekend. This is especially disappointing for those who were rooting for this film, because January is, for whatever reason, a good month for movies that pander to military worship and pro-war "patriotism," with previous years seeing movies like "American Sniper" and "Lone Survivor" cleaning up with these crowds. But this movie, which has the hook of the word "Benghazi" - which Fox News viewers are supposed to recite 100 times a day like a rosary - just isn't taking off. What gives? Part of the problem...
  • Trump supporters and the Oregon militiamen agree: More free stuff for us, nothing for anyone else

    01/08/2016 11:48:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | 1-4-2016 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    ... the Bundy militia members occupying a federal wildlife preserve in Burns, Oregon are motivated by the very same mix of resentments and hobby horses that are driving the Donald Trump movement. Both Trump's supporters and the Bundy agitators are moved by an unsubtly racialized sense of entitlement, a belief that federal benefits and giveaways are great when going to conservative white people but illegitimate if they go to anyone else, especially people of color. As David Roberts at Vox recently pointed out, Trump supporters aren't motivated by some ideological opposition to the concept of government benefits. They are perfectly...
  • Authorities: Woman critical after son shoots her in head

    01/15/2016 4:56:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WTVD (Raleigh-Durham, NC) ^ | January 15, 2016 | Nicole Carr and Greg Barnes
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- A 24-year-old Fayetteville man is charged in the shooting his mother. Kevin Tyrone Powell faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Thursday afternoon, police say he walked into his mother's nail salon and spa and shot 44-year-old Derema "Miss "Dee" Burch in the face.
  • This is the bluster of a phony: Donald Trump represents rage and rudeness, not populism (barf-alert)

    01/10/2016 4:53:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 64 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
    For a moment, earlier this year, Donald Trump was being taken seriously for his supposed straight talk, the idea being that he said what others were thinking but were held back from saying because of political correctness or some such thing. (SNIP) “The Donald” is theatrical on some (boorish) level, intentionally going without a Hollywood hairstylist or a politician’s conventional coiffure. Remember the felonious Rep. James Traficant of Ohio and his noteworthy hairstyle? It worked for him, too. He got noticed. (SNIP) Trump is a caricature of a populist, come to life, who exists before the television camera and for...
  • This is the end of John McCain: Why the Arizona senator could finally be facing retirement

    01/10/2016 3:44:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    salon.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Paul Blest
    Five and a half years after Senator John McCain killed off what was left of The Maverick - the independent-thinking, "not afraid to tell it like it is" character he'd been LARPing since the 2000 Republican primary - in order to win a contentious primary against Tea Party challenger J.D. Hayworth, he's facing the prospect of the end of his career once again. This time, it's against a state senator who's perfectly content with grifting votes at a Donald Trump rally. McCain's seat has been targeted by conservative groups for years now to no avail, but this time, it's a...
  • How they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as..

    01/10/2016 1:11:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | January 9, 2016 | Paul Rosenberg
    ~~~~This is how they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and the Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as they did Wisconsin~~~ The third week in December brought two startling stories highlighting the ongoing Dixiefication of the Midwest, a key ingredient in how the GOP, with its aging white male demographic base, is nonetheless strategically outmaneuvering the Democratic Party on multiple fronts. They are sharp reminders of how our politics are being reshaped in state legislatures and on the ground-and how inattentive to basics the Democrats have become since the demise of the 50-state strategy.The story from Wisconsin concerns the...
  • Chris Matthews' Hillary Amnesia

    01/06/2016 2:53:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews has been scoffing at Donald Trump's description of Hillary Clinton as an "enabler" of her husband's serial abuse of women. Trump said: "(Hillary's) got a problem. She's married to a person that's a serious abuser -- and I mean, at the highest level. She's not an innocent victim. She was the one that would go along with him in this whole game that they play. She's not the innocent person sitting by his side, with tears in her eyes ..." In disbelief, Matthews responded: "I have never heard anybody go after Hillary Clinton and say she's an...
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS' HILLARY AMNESIA

    01/06/2016 11:25:42 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Ann Coulter
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews has been scoffing at Donald Trump's description of Hillary Clinton as an "enabler" of her husband's serial abuse of women. Trump said: "(Hillary's) got a problem. She's married to a person that's a serious abuser -- and I mean, at the highest level. She's not an innocent victim. She was the one that would go along with him in this whole game ... In disbelief, Matthews responded: "I have never heard anybody go after Hillary Clinton and say she's an enabler." This is the equivalent of Keith Olbermann's indignant claim -- after it was pointed out that...
  • She drives us crazy: Amnesia, dj-vu, fatigue and other symptoms of Hillary-related madness

    04/19/2015 1:11:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    ..... Im not here to praise Hillary or to bury her: the first is unnecessary and the second impossible. Im also not here to provide false hope for the so-called American left, which is far too mesmerized by the debased spectacle of presidential politics and is about to get patronized, bamboozled and bulldozed one more time, and Im definitely not here to shill for the Democratic Party, whose current identity crisis is embodied with eerie precision in the personage of Hillary Clinton.Maybe youve heard about this: Hillary Clinton, who used to be secretary of state and before that a senator...
  • Controlled by shadow government

    01/06/2016 6:31:03 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6,2016 | Elias Isquith
    One of the predominant themes of the 2016 presidential campaign thus far — and one that is unlikely to lose significance once the primaries give way to the general election — is the American people’s exasperation with a political system they see as corrupt, self-serving, disingenuous and out of touch. Advertisement Advertisement It is not an especially partisan or ideological sentiment; you can just as easily find it among supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders as among fans of Donald Trump. You can even find those who support paragons of the status quo, like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, making similar...
  • I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

    01/01/2016 4:29:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 140 replies
    salon ^ | 1/1/16 | Priscilla Ward
    I met my new roommates on Craigslist. Two white, one Chinese. Together we represented Portland, Florida, China and (with me) D.C., and as we moved into our apartment in Bed-Stuy last fall, I was excited for the potential of cross-cultural exchange. We had a get-to-know you powwow on the rooftop. We talked about ourselves, what brought us to New York. It was a warm evening in September, a couple of weeks after Michael Brown was shot, and somewhere in the mix I brought up Ferguson, hoping to spark a “conscious conversation.” Then it happened. The nightmarish response. “What’s happening in...
  • Salon Deletes Article On Mosque Attack After Learning Attacker Was Muslim

    12/30/2015 8:55:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    alon deleted an article on its website Wednesday about an arson attack on a Houston mosque, after news broke the alleged attacker was Muslim. Authorities charged Gary Moore early Wednesday with setting fire to the Islamic Center of Houston on Christmas Day, shortly after Friday prayers. It’s not clear why Moore allegedly targeted the mosque, but authorities say there’s no evidence of a hate crime, according to the Associated Press. Rather, Moore himself is a Muslim who worshiped regularly at the center. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/30/salon-deletes-article-on-mosque-attack-after-learning-attacker-was-muslim/#ixzz3vs57QcYV
  • Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and sees their own children...

    12/29/2015 1:23:15 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 200 replies
    Salon (Who Else?) ^ | 12/29/2015 | Chauncey Devega
    FULL TITLE: Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and sees their own children, there will be no racial justice in the U.S. ~snip~The failure to indict the police who killed Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, and so many others forces an uncomfortable question. Could it be that black people in America (and the West, more generally) are somehow “stained”? Are they marked for special punishment? Is the Curse of Ham real, does that Judeo-Christian mythology from the era of colonialism, white empire, and chattel slavery endure into the post civil rights and ostensibly “post racial” American...
  • Police: Robbers hold up seven at hair salon

    12/27/2015 8:44:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News ^ | December 27, 2015 | Allison Steele
    Philadelphia police are searching for two men who they said robbed seven people at gunpoint in a West Philadelphia hair salon Saturday night.
  • White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it

    12/23/2015 2:07:06 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 188 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/22/2015
    For 500 years, they've exploited their fellow man and plundered the planet. It's time they reign themselves in The future of life on the planet depends on bringing the 500-year rampage of the white man to a halt. For five centuries his ever more destructive weaponry has become far too common. His widespread and better systems of exploiting other humans and nature dominate the globe. The time for replacing white supremacy with new values is now. And just as some whites played a part in ending slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow segregation, and South African apartheid, there is surely a role...
  • GOP's hell-bent on tearing us apart:decades-long (southern) strategy to win by divisiveness...

    11/29/2015 4:51:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | November 29, 2015 | Heather Cox Richardson, .....a professor of history at Boston College
    Republican candidates for the presidential nomination claim that Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell them, insist the U.S. is at war with an "evil state of consciousness," compare Muslims to rabid dogs, and call for closing mosques and registering Muslims. These are not fringe candidates. They are the front-runners. American politics has descended from principle into tribalism. The descent began in 1968. That year's presidential election looked to be a principled fight, with Democrats Hubert Humphrey and Robert F. Kennedy articulating a vision of an inclusive America in which the government expanded efforts to guarantee equality. For...
  • Salon Continues Trashing Americans: ‘We Are The Terrorists’

    11/29/2015 4:53:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/15 | Peter Hasson
    “The real Middle East terrorists? Look in the mirror. We’ll never face it because the media won’t level with us.” That was the sub-header for a Salon piece Saturday, which argued that America is intentionally slaughtering huge numbers of innocent civilians, and the “compliant media” is covering up the truth.Titled “‘Sorry we killed your family’: We are the terrorists in the Middle East, and our compliant media will never tell the truth,” the piece accused the United States of engaging in “Western terrorism.” The article’s author, Dana E. Abizaid, suggests that America is intentionally killing journalists, hospital workers and Red Cross personnel,...