This evening at the Citadel, the two candidates for the SC District 1 Congressional seat, will debate for an hour and fifteen minutes. Here is what you need to know.
BP Proves Corporations Can Get Away with Almost Anything with No Risk of Prison
As long as they've got decent insurance, a few bucks in the till, political contributions to the right people and a Supreme Court majority, corporations will always receive preferential treatment.
Could Obama’s Best Climate Change Strategy Be Thwarted by Religious Fundamentalism?
Fossil fuel barons need to join the efforts to stem climate change, but their religious beliefs may be an unrecognized barrier to progress.
President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term
The GOP finds itself in trouble as Obama's popularity soars and their own plummets, and Obama's second term only promises more of the same
Historical or hysterical? What to make of Tim Scott replacing whack-job DeMint
South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley has made history in appointing a black Republican, but was the move historical or hysterical?
Georgia GOP Believes the UN is Using Mind Control to Take Over the US
Majority Leader Chip Rogers believes the United Nations is using Soviet-era mind control techniques to take over the U.S. through the Georgia Chamber.
Dirty Weather Puts 24 Hours of Reality in the Face of Climate Change Deniers
2012's weather is a terrifying foretaste of the future of ourworld with Global Warming. Watch 24 Hours of Reality, the Dirty Weather Report
Romnesia Spreads to Paul Ryan as He Forgets Romney’s ‘Coal Kills’ Record
Paul Ryan told Pennsylvanians today that Mitt Romney would get coal jobs going, while Obama has a war on coal. In fact, Romney once said coal kills.
Romney Attacks Obama over Coal Employment When Jobs are at 15 Year High
Mitt Romney attacked Obama over jobs Friday in Abingdon, Virginia, but coal jobs are at the highest level in 15 years and unemployment is at its lowest level since 2009.
Mitt Romney’s New Ads Feature Coal Miners that Were Forced to Attend His Rally
Today, Romney debuted two ads in Eastern Ohio and Western Virginia hitting Obama on coal, and he used coalminers in his ads who were forced by their employer to attend Romney's rally at no pay.
Romney Campaign Admits Oil and Gas Industry Wrote Their Energy Plan
Not even trying to fool anyone anymore, the Romney campaign has admitted that their energy policy was written by the oil and gas industry.
Republicans Are Embarrassingly Wrong About Climate Change and We’re Paying the Price
Agriculture is being threatened by the worst drought in memory. Ranchers are selling their herds and still no effective climate change bills are being passed.
Fox Business Analyst Neil Cavuto Says Answer to Record Heat is to Drill More
Neil Cavuto thinks if we drill our record heat will be a problem of the past and that while our economy is sucky the climate is just ducky
The GOP’s Dystopian Dream of America’s Future
Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an IUD?
To Bring America Out of the GOP Darkness Democrats Must Vote
The Republicans are continuing their march toward total destruction of America. Democrats are enablers through not going to the polls.
Pepco: Deregulation + Greed + Corruption = Suffering for Hundreds of Thousands
Pepco spent years ignoring aging equipment and tree-trimming and focused instead of increasing profits leaving a million people to suffer in record heat
Right Wing Values: Poisoning our Air to Fill Their Pockets
Right wing values are all about profit values --and nothing more. Whether poisoning our water, triggering a war or making us pay the receipt for their economic stupidity.
In the Name of Big Oil the Republican House is Savaging Regulations and the Environment
There are a spate of new bills in the house that were probably written by the oil companies. Everything Exxon wants, Exxon gets
Saving You From Socialist Light Bulbs by Saving You From Pesky Facts
Republicans are fighting light bulb socialism, trying to save the old fashioned light bulb without mentioning a single relevant fact
What Would A Romney Presidency be Like? It’s Anyone’s Guess
Mitt Romney wants Americans to know what the first day of a Romney presidency would look like, based on his most recent position flip-flops
Obama Campaign Slams Lie Filled Koch Funded Ad
President Obama's campaign hits back hard at a Koch funded attack ad chock full of pants on fire lies aimed at his green energy push.
The Dirty Thirty – Occupy May Day Edition
Look at all the things wrong in America right now and then look at the GOP solutions since 2010. You will see they have no intention of fixing any real problems
John Boehner Gives Hard Pressed Americans the Raspberry
House Speaker John Boehner spins his tired old talking points, a more than metaphorical raspberry to any real discussion of either problems or possible solutions
The Dirty Thirty – April Fool’s Edition
The Republican assault on American liberties has continued in 2012 with continued emphasis on the reproductive rights of women and women's health
Bad News GOP: Only 25% of Americans Believe Obama Can Influence Gas Prices
The Republican strategy of using gas prices against Obama took a hit today as a Suffolk University poll found that only 25% of Americans believe Obama has a lot of influence on gas prices.
A Rebuttal To Stupid Republicans Who Believe Obama Halted Domestic Oil Production
The right wants you to believe that Obama has halted domestic oil production, but the truth Obama production levels have matched or exceeded Bush.
Let’s Rain Down A Storm Of Protest And Blow ALEC Out Of The States
A storm of protest is the best way to flush out the stench of this anti-American embarrassment to democracy known as ALEC.
USA! Industrial Companies Are Confident In Obama And The Economy
In a shot across the bow of the Republicans' attempt to deem President Obama ineffective, US industrial companies have increased confidence in the US economy.
Drilling The Big GOP Lie: The US Exports More Gasoline Than It Imports
The GOP claims more drilling will achieve energy independence, but for the first time in 50 years, the US exported more gasoline than it imported.
The Dirty Thirty Year End Edition
The Dirty Thirty Year-End edition is a recap of legislation, local, state and federal, the GOP is using to destroy America
Left Behind: The Obama Appreciation Gap
Your President spent a day in Real America to visit a smart energy grid manufacturing facility that is putting to use 1.3 million dollars in Recovery Act money. While your President was supporting green energy, he also supported keeping manufacturing jobs here in America. Does it never end?
Palin’s Phantom Pipeline Steals $500 Million from Taxpayers
On August 27, 2008, Palin signed AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) into law awarding TransCanada 500 million dollars and a license to build and operate the $26-billion pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope. A license. That's all. The state will issued a license to Canadian energy company, TransCanada, and will pay it up to $500 million as an incentive to someday build this project. If the project isn't built, the state could be beholden to TransCanada for treble damages.
Democrats Chip Away at 40 Years of Radical Pro-Business Legislation
A Senate committee on Wednesday voted to eliminate limits on liability that oil companies would face for damages stemming from offshore spills like the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The President signaled his support for higher or no caps on liability for oil companies earlier this month. While it may seem like this is just another meaningless vote, a closer examination reveals a huge paradigm shift under way, and it would be wise for voters to pay attention.
Gasland: Dick Cheney Poisons Your Drinking Water Too
Just in case you thought Dick Cheney's culpability for environmental destruction was limited to offshore drilling and the Gulf oil spill, here is Watergate II. Only this time, it's literally about water, specifically how Dick Cheney and Halliburton poisoned our drinking water.
The Gulf Oil Spill is Obama’s Chance to Bring Real Change
While the Right howls that Obama is using the Gulf oil spill for political gain they forget that, in 1989, after the Exxon Valdez President G.H. Bush used that disaster to pass the Clean Air Act. The lesson being that it takes a disaster in order to get Americans and their politicians to take the environment seriously.
Keith Olbermann Whines and Undermines Obama’s Oil Spill Address
Instead of gearing up to support the POTUS in his rather courageous announcement that we are addicts and need to get off of fossil fuel (this isn’t something done by Presidents) or having his back regarding his new energy push, pundits on MSNBC attacked the President after his Oval Office Speech tonight.
Change Has Come: Environmental Protection Now Has Public Support
It seems that the worst environmental disaster in US history was all it took for Americans to get serious about protecting the environment. According to the latest Society for Human Resource Management/National Journal Congressional Connection survey, 56% of those asked said, that "protecting the environment" should be the more important priority for U.S. energy policy over "keeping energy prices low."
Sarah Palin Greeted by Environmental Big Oil Protesters in Vegas
Sarah Palin was speaking last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlining the annual shopping center convention. But it was the environmental protesters dismayed by Palin's continued support of off -shore drilling lined up outside of the convention hall where Palin was speaking that drew the attention.
The White House Slams Palin’s Obama Oil Spill Allegations
Sarah Palin, the Drill Baby Drill poster girl and someone whose PAC contributions read like a who's who in the oil business, had the gall this morning on Fox News Sunday to accuse Obama of not doing his job because he is in bed with big oil. Palin says she went after BP as Governor of Alaska and President Obama should, too, but White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs set Palin straight.
The Left Carrying Water for the GOP: Why isn’t Obama Fixing the Oil Spill?!?
Everywhere I go, Liberals are griping about the President, carrying water for the GOP again. Liberals want Obama to “FIX” the BP spill. He should have “taken over”, he should have “done more”. Beware the lazy intellectualism of the pseudo elite liberal, because it's much more cool to reproach scornfully from above than it is to tell the nerdy truth. The nerdy truth is that the law prevents the government from just taking over. The nerdy truth is this sucks and there is no way to fix it now.
Arizona Strikes Out with Threat to Cut Off Power to Los Angeles
Arizona swung wildly at Los Angeles after the City of Angels signed a resolution to boycott Arizona over the Papers Please law. Wounded by the perceived threat to their dwindling tourism business (due to similar boycotts around the country), Arizona punched back yesterday with a threat befitting an impotent schoolyard bully. Because, you know, instead of taking another look at the law, the thing to do is escalate the authoritarian power grab at the very root of the trouble.
The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Dick Cheney’s Katrina
This is the story of rampant deregulation in a never-ending ode to Profit as King, as propagated by the Bush/Cheney administration across all sectors of our economy, which didn't end with Wall Street or mortgage lending or Enron. Indeed, the deregulation scandals extend now to off-shore drilling in the form of the missing Valve, a remote shut-off device called an acoustic switch. Dick Cheney may have had his hand in the Department of Interior's decision not to mandate the valve for off-shore oil rigs.
Right Wing Tries To Socialize Oil Companies with “Obama’s Katrina”
In calling the BP oil spill "Obama's Katrina"; conservatives infer that the President did not act fast enough. However, not only has this meme been debunked, but it goes to the central hypocrisy of the current conservative moment, whose only consistent value is to oppose Obama in order to destroy his Presidency. Conservatives are attempting to foist all responsibility for the clean up of the private sector caused oil spill onto the President. In fact, the conservative effort to label this as Obama's Katrina represents the Conservative endorsement of socialism.
A Weekly Round Up of the Republican Wing Nut Circus May 2, 2010
A weekly round up of the Republican Wing Nut Circus: This week, Republicans were freaked out over good news about the economy (say it ain’t so, Joe!) so in their ever impressive attempt to "take back their country", they did what all Real Americans do -- they focused on animals. Yes, from suggesting we barter chickens for healthcare to comparing illegal immigrants to dogs,it's been a wild GOP ride this week. Please no comments on the disturbing Freudian slips of the party of Repression and Regression. This is tough enough.
Spill, Baby Spill: Explosion Gives Environmentalists Regulation Firepower
The "Drill Baby Drill" proponents are eerily silent as the oil spill in the Gulf, which could become one of the worst recent environmental disasters of this nation, threatens hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife. The massive explosion and subsequent oil spill of a rig in the Gulf of Mexico may lead to reinstating the expired moratoriums on off-shore drilling as well as new regulations, which oil giant BP says it is expecting.
Sarah Palin’s Tweets 2 Santa
Sarah Palin Tweets Santa in desperate bid to regain power and set Christian World right again. And threatens God, too, "Plz don’t give any toys 2 minorities. They already took my crown twice. Pointy-headed elites worry 2much. If God cared about planet, he wouldn’t be ending it in 2012. Duh."