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Entries from January 2010

State of the Union Address – Live Chat Blog

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments ·

President Obama is giving his first State of the Union address on Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re going to be covering it live with special guest bloggers and commenters as well as open participation for our readers. Watch this space for the live chat starting when the president takes the podium. State of the Unon […]

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Alex Jones is Still a Jackass

January 26th, 2010 · 14 Comments ·

I started out to write an article about an ominous attack on Second Amendment rights which took place here in Austin recently, but on viewing videos of the subsequent protest at city hall as part of my research I got sidetracked with more overwhelming evidence that Alex Jones is a narcissistic douchebag and really no […]

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Air America Goes Out With a Whimper

January 22nd, 2010 · No Comments ·

While everyone was still yammering about the significance of Republican Scott Brown's remarkable victory in Massachusetts, another significant defeat for the American left went virtually unnoticed as Air America Radio shut down forever on Thursday. After trying to operate on a model which was clearly incapable of attracting affiliates, listeners or advertisers and without further […]

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Pat Robertson Remains an Idiot

January 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments ·

I know it seems trivial given the scale of the tragedy in Haiti, but Pat Robertson’s remarks about the causes of the earthquake on The 700 Club yesterday are really so remarkably idiotic that I can’t let them go without commenting. In a repeat of the twisted logic which caused Robertson to blame hurricane Katrina […]

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Massachusetts Senate Race Pits Princples Against Pragmatism for Tea Party Movement

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments ·

A lot of attention has been directed at the special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat representing Massachusetts in the Senate, but one aspect of the race which has been simmering beneath the surface is the split which it has generated within the coalition that makes up the Tea Party movement. Although the main contenders […]

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Rewriting History to Control the Future

January 11th, 2010 · 14 Comments ·

This week the Texas State Board of Education will be meeting to consider recommendations from a review panel tasked with looking at revisions for the history curriculum and textbooks in the state's public schools. Since the days of Mel and Norma Gabler, this periodic process has been the focus of national attention because the Texas […]

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A Letter to Ken Mercer of the Texas SBOE

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments ·

I get emails almost daily from Ken Mercer’s campaign for reelection to the Texas State Board of Education. In light of the attempts to corrupt the history curriculum in our schools by an “expert” who he sponsored, I felt I had to write him a letter: Ken: I had been considering supporting your reelection campaign […]

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