Try not to, um, swoon all over the place, Fox News hosts. Here now, hearth-throb (and totally not apeshit crazy dictator) President Vladimir Vladimirovich “Pooty-Poot” Putin performing Fats Dominos’ timeless classic “Blueberry Hill,” courtesy of the (totally not a Russian propaganda front) RT network. Yes, really.
One of the most superficial, nonsensical Republican hobby horses is how the president dresses himself. Yes, too many Republicans tend to behave like Joan Rivers or a poncy E! host on the red carpet before an awards show, laser-focused on the president’s clothing and accessories. And it happened twice this week. Why?
Every now and then, a journalist takes a real risk, whether it be to their lives in order to get a story, or to their careers by ignoring conflicts of interests regarding their employer. Yesterday, RT Network presenter Abby Martin did just that by openly defying the owners of her network (the Russian government) and condemning their aggression in Ukraine
In case you had allowed yourself to believe conservatives had learned a single thing from orchestrating some of the worst foreign policy in U.S. History during the Bush years, forget about it. The same gang who led us into Iraq and defended the death and destruction that followed is still wrong on almost everything on… Read More
President Obama Is Neither a Weak, Indecisive Liberal nor a Blood-Thirsty, Warmongering Conservative
The harsh reality here is that this isn’t Kuwait, 1990. Sure, Putin’s Russia doesn’t nearly possess its Soviet era strength, and it’s, frankly, insecure about it, but it’s not Saddam’s Iraq either. Russia is an obviously irrational, unpredictable and bellicose nuclear power, and its leader is a bully. Meeting such zeal with kneejerkery is a recipe for disaster.
It always kind of bugs me when people repeat the idea that liberals are always driven by emotion, while conservatives are the “just the facts” Jack Webbs of the world. Case in point: American foreign policy. George W. Bush’s foreign policy was often driven by emotion and off the cuff rhetoric. From the idea of… Read More