Republicans have been screaming about the Constitutional crisis of having a black president exercise executive discretion in implementing the law. But it turns out that the big lawsuit for delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare they announced with so much fanfare remains yet to filed. And a Congressional Research Service report on the matter requested by Republicans in the House reveal why it might never be.Read More
That's a screenshot of gas prices around me, in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Gas prices are usually 30-40 cents higher here than national average, and my local Costco now has gas for under $3.
Actually, it's not just me. NBC is reporting that gas prices have dropped to a 4-year low to a national average of $3.08. That is an even more impressive number given the fact that 4 years ago, the economy was in a lot worse shape. The per-gallon price is also down 29 cents from a year ago.
#Obamasfault. Just wanted to say.
Last week, FBI Director James Comey - the man who refused to sign off on the Bush-Cheney torture program - spoke on the issue of privacy and technology, pointing out that default encryption on many modern devices is now so good that even the device makers can't crack it. This can be a problem for law enforcement trying to obtain a suspect's communication and/or plans under a valid fourth amendment warrant: if one cannot see what's on the device, the warrant is effectively circumvented. Greenwald's lackeys at The Intercent ran to discredit Comey and defend the right of child rapists to circumvent the Fourth Amendment.Read More
Feeling anxious about the midterm elections? Feeling helpless because the elections that decide Senate control are happening far away from where you live? There's an app for that! MoveOn is running a GOTV campaign to reach 5 million progressive voters in key states by election day. You can either sit at home, watch polls, and fret, or you can act to change the outcome of the election.Read More
Jobless claims are at their lowest point since 2000, but adjusted for population, they are the lowest ever on record. Think you'll hear this in your cable newscast? Think again.Read More
According to the Beltway press, the DSCC has given up on Alison Lundergan Grimes. Factually, their stories are correct; but they're wrong about what's really going on, in Kentucky and around the country. TV ads don't vote: voters vote. And Democrats are marshaling their resources where it counts, in Get Out the Vote (GOTV) operations.Read More
Barack Obama is the most consequential and successful president - if not ever, then in most of our lifetimes. An objective look at his policy successes will tell you that. Yet, the media - Left, Right and CNN - insist on cherrypicking coverage, lying and obfuscating facts and history in any way they can to trash the black guy. That's what they are doing right now with the coverage of Elizabeth Warren's interview to Salon - making Obama the whipping boy and ignoring facts, including facts about the interview.Read More
Paul Krugman and I have butted heads many times - one time he even responded to my article as being "bearded professor bashing"! But I have frequently stated that it's Krugman's political banter I am not a fan of, though I am a great student of his economic - pure policy - analysis. After being derailed by Whiny Left adulation for a while, Krugman returned to that role I appreciate this week in the pages of the Rolling Stone, calling President Obama "one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history." I welcome him back from the ODS coma.Read More
A special take on the special occasion of the latest news of marriage equality spreading through the country like a righteous wildfire from a North Carolina grown straight man. Equality is not just an issue for those whom injustice under law directly affects but for anyone who cares about our country, which begins with caring about the people we have known and grown to love throughout our own lives. Marriage equality is personal, but not just to gay couples.Read More
This had to be done. Cenk Uygur - the Left's Rush Limbaugh (pretty much literally) - has decided to vomit his Obama Derangement cocktail all over the Internet. I needed to teach him a lesson.Read More