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Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Hits, Misses And Sleepers Of 2010

Associated Press | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dead men were big sellers in 2010, from Stieg Larsson and his Millennium trilogy to Mark Twain and the autobiography he wanted withheld until 100 year...

Weekly Pulse: Judge Rules Against Health Reform, Takes Cash from Opponents

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Virginia federal judge who ruled against a key component of health care reform on Monday has tie...

How the President Can Be a Poet and a Fighter

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Here's a suggestion, Mr. President. Pretend you won last month and act like a winner -- while you still have both house of Congress. You don't have to be either a poet or a fighter -- be both. Fight poetically.

Bush's Facebook Fans More Engaged Than Obama's

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Obama, who has been called "the most tech-savvy president," has over six million Twitter followers and more than 17 million people are "fans...

The Terrorist Threat? Mariah Carey?

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

Whenever the decade began, we can now see in hindsight that a few things were highly overrated.

Obama Is Treating Friends Like Enemies and Enemies Like Friends

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Bush never treated his base as contemptuously as Obama deals with liberals. He responded to tax cut criticism by dismissing his critics as sanctimonious and fixated on purist policymaking. This unproductive response is part of a trend.

How Barack Obama Won

Charles Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Perez

The benefit for the president is not just Stimulus, Part 2. He also managed to do what every teen must do if they are ever to become an adult. He cut the cord with his own party.

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich Extended

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich ExtendedBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an ...

Jeb Bush Announces Opposition To Arizona's Immigration Law

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jeb Bush, younger brother of former president George W. Bush, announced over the weekend that he does not support Arizona's controversial immigration ...

WikiLeaks and the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Moore

There is a very simple reason WikiLeaks has sent a furious storm of outrage across the globe and it has very little to do with diplomatic impropriety. It is this: The public is uninformed because of inadequate journalism.

Blood Logic

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Yourgrau

"Any lives they endangered, they're personally responsible for and the blood is on their hands." ~ Mike Huckabee. The Wikileaks leaker has blood on ...

Crazy Talk Radio Fueling Another "Big Lie"

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Depending on the radio program, we're either about to become a communist or fascist nation (okay, sometimes both), all because of the suspiciously foreign-looking guy in the White House.

The 12 Days of Christmas for 2010

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I've been making my list and checking it twice. Here's what I'd like for the 12 days of Christmas -- some of the gifts to be spread throughout the com...

Why Can't Obama Stop Wikileaks?

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Even though we may not have as many heroic, truth-teller journalists as we did in Vietnam, there is one thing not available then. The Internet.

George H. W. Bush Reveals Who He Thinks Would Make 'Very Good' President

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush appeared to give an early presidential endorsement to Mitt Romney Monday, when he told CNN's Larry King in an interv...

Fail and Grow Rich on Wall Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

Welcome to the brave new world of post-bailout capitalism. The Commerce Department announced Tuesday that corporate profits are at their highest level in U.S. history.

Time for Obama to Throw a Hard Left

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

On Saturday, the president answered a question regarding Republican intransigence on ratification of the START Treaty by rambling on and never delivering a punch. "God," I thought, "is he really going to continue down this path?"

Barbara Bush Corrects Her Son: I Didn't Put Fetus In Jar!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former First Lady Barbara Bush said Monday that she had never, as her son George W. Bush intimated in his new book, placed her stillborn fetus in a ja...

The Week's Top 5 Funniest Videos: Alec Baldwin, Bruce Springsteen, Bristol Palin and More

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Each week, I post the five funniest videos from the past week. And there's one line that best sums up the events of the past seven days: "I'm not a hater!"

Labor Pushing Backbone Implant for Wavering Dems on Taxes, Social Security, Deficits

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Everyone talks about Democrats caving in to the GOP and right-wing talking points, but not many advocacy groups are effectively and visibly pushing back against the right-wing assault either.

'Mission Accomplished' Banner Could Appear At Bush Library

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most enduring symbols of George W. Bush's presidency may soon have a prominent new home. USA Today reports that the "Mission Accomplished"...

WATCH: George W. Bush Jokes With Leno About Exit Strategy, Drinking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush continued his book tour for "Decision Points" on Thursday night with an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show." Jay Leno thanked him for a...

The F Word: Time to Call It Torture

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The New York Times is finally calling it torture -- when someone else has admitted to it.

Just What, Exactly, is the Army for?

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

If politicians still want to strut and fret their hour upon that stage, perhaps they could find a way of doing it that doesn't involve the wilful loss of quite so many lives.