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Oliver Willis

Oliver Willis has been a blogger since 2000 and has one of the most visited sites in the liberal blogosphere. A widely followed Huffington Post contributor and employee for Media Matters, Oliver is one of the major voices on the progressive Left. As the Boston Globe notes,


Top Articles by Oliver Willis

Wizard Magazine Closing

This is something of a deal in comic book circles.

Obama At 52% In Rasmussen Poll

Do tell. Overall, 52% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. That’s his highest level of total approval in fifteen months, since October 2009. Rasmussen, of course, buries this in his report. But the number is the number. Considering the way Rasmussen juices their numbers, the real approval may be… Read More

Michelle Bachmann: Founders Were Diverse, Opposed Slavery

Spoken like a Tea Party favorite who has no actual understanding of American history. I mean, sweet Jesus, how can you righties support this kind of ignorant claptrap?

CNN's Erick Erickson: "Mass Bloodshed" If Roe Isn't Overturned

Remember, even though Erick Erickson is a conservative blogger and commentator, and is arguing that mass bloodshed may be necessary if Roe vs. Wade is not overturned, it is we liberals who are to blame for, well, everything. By the way, heck of a hire there CNN.

31 Dead In Suicide Bombing Of Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Details At least 31 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Monday in a suicide bombing at Russia’s biggest airport, Russian news agencies reported. Russia’s rouble-dominated stock market MICEX fell by nearly two percent following the blast, which ripped through the baggage claim area at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 1332 GMT. Smoke wafted… Read More

Republicans Want A Little Of That Obama Recovery Action

The economic recovery that America will undergo is a result of Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress reacting to the mess that George W. Bush and the Republican Congress got us into. But that won’t stop the right from trying to take credit for what happened under Obama (they tried it with the Clinton recovery… Read More

Poll: Palin Would Make Texas A Swing State

PPP polled some 2012 political matchups in Texas, and while most of the Republican field would beat Obama handidly (Huckabee by 16%), Sarah Palin would make the race competitive. Palin barely leads Obama 47%-46% in Texas, with 7% undecided. So, you see why the GOP establishment is soon going to go all-in versus Palin –… Read More

Obama Statement On Roe Vs. Wade Anniversary

Thank God we’ve got a pro-choice president. For Immediate Release January 22, 2011 Statement by the President on Roe v. Wade Anniversary “Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family… Read More

Can The Right "Yada Yada" Mitt Romney's Record & Faith?

Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and that makes evangelicals unhappy. Mitt Romney implemented a form of Obamacare in Massachusetts and that makes conservatives unhappy. When Mitt Romney was a senatorial candidate and while he served as governor, he was effectively pro-choice, and that makes Republicans unhappy. So, what’s a country club Republican like Mitt to… Read More

The Return Of Macaca

George Allen, racial terrorist (background), once again seeks to infect the U.S. Senate with his particular brand of ignorance. Former Sen. George Allen will end weeks of speculation and formally declare his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Virginia on Monday, two Republican advisers tell POLITICO. Allen, who has been making all the moves of a… Read More

Doing The Work Big Business Won't

The article doesn’t come out and say it, but one reason the government is having to get into the drug business is because big business doesn’t see enough activity on its bottom line for some of these things. The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of… Read More

VIDEO: Keith Olbermann's Countdown Signoff

It’s too bad. When much of the media was giving a pass to the Bush administration’s malfeasance, or actively cheerleading it (Fox), Olbermann was one of the few to say “what the fuck is going on here?” as the right tried to destroy America. No doubt, this departure is evidence of how Comcastic the future… Read More

Paul Ryan Roadmap Would Increase Taxes, Dismantle Medicare & Medicaid

Of course, when you put it that way, it’s no wonder conservatives would support it: • The Roadmap would raise taxes on Americans making between $20,000 and $200,000 while slashing taxes in half for the wealthiest Americans. Some three-fourths of Americans would face tax increases. • The Roadmap would replace corporate taxation with a regressive… Read More

Michelle Obama Isn't To Blame For Pedestrian Deaths

I shouldn’t have had to write this: “No, Michelle Obama’s “Get Moving” Campaign Isn’t To Blame For Pedestrian Deaths” But the conservative movement has no filter for what is and isn’t an actual thing. Rush Limbaugh promoted the version of the story appearing on his affiliate in the DC region, WMAL. That story was headlined… Read More

Right Wing Terror Watch: Weapons Cache Seized From Travis Corcoran

Travis Corcoran, who said of the Giffords shooting “1 down and 534 to go” had police raid his house and find a massive weapons cache. These are just isolated incidents friends. Lots and lots of isolation.

The Conservative Persecution Complex

On show yet again. The best example of this was when the GOP had control of the House, Senate, White House AND Supreme Court and yet somehow they claimed they were under siege from the liberal media. They could outlaw Democrats and liberalism and still find a way to be the victim.

VIDEO: Sheila Jackson Lee Redefines "Terrible Optics"

Fail. Fail on Rep. Lee for approving this and fail on the staffer who executed it.

Santorum Spreads: Obama Can't Be Pro-Choice Because He's Black

It’s amazing that a moron like Rick Santorum is still around to spew this kind of crap. In this instance, Santorum says that it’s horrible that Obama – because of his pro-choice position – is a black man deciding who is a human being and who isn’t. A dog is going to lick itself, and… Read More