Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Obama's $3.8 trillion budget heading to CongressObama to Seek Sweeping Change in 'No Child' LawU.S. Starts to Push Back Against China in Growing Rift (via HuffPo)Navy supervisor doctored whistle-blower's records More news below the fold…


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Sen. Al Franken Announces Bill to Keep Foreign Interests Out of ElectionsRep. Barney Frank leads push to disband mortgage corporationsJustice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe More news below the fold…


Ripping the White Hood from James “Pimp Videos” O’Keefe

The One People's Project blog chronicles reactionary filmmaker-provocatuer and self-proclaimed "investigative journalist" James O'Keefe's attendance at a racist conference four years ago.  [More below the fold…] 


Mel Gibson on “The Edge of Darkness”

The mysterious Jedburgh (Ray Winstone) and Detective Craven (Mel Gibson).

Edge of Darkness is worth seeing, says Michael Collins, for Mel Gibson's performance and the eerily realistic and supremely vile basis of the plot. Unfortunately, the film narrative is like the  old “Highway Patrol” series with Broderick Crawford, linear and  mundane.


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Watch this! ►  President Obama Smacks Down GOP, Dominates the Room and the Issues at House Republican Retreat – Leaving Republicans Dismayed by a Virtuoso Debate Win as Cameras RollPay-go Lives! Senate approves tough new spending curbs without GOPAnalysis ►  A very productive Congress, despite what the approval ratings, biased media and GOP sayPentagon starts clock on lifting gay ban More news below the fold…


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Obama decries partisanship in Fla. swing9/11 Trial: White House Orders Justice Department to Look for Other Places for 9/11 Trial (via HuffPo)Senate, Weakly, Backs New Term for BernankeJames O'Keefe's Mouthpiece Spins So-called "Tampering" at Landrieu as a "Stunt" More news below the fold…


“Capitalist Tool”

Obama and Geithner

It's "tool time" as Michael Collins takes a hammer to the Obama Administration, Tim Geithner, and the Money Party.


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

SOTU: Obama urges Dems to show a spine, fight for broad American agenda… and lashes Republican rivals for sowing division (Hghlights of Obama's SOTU address)Nancy Pelosi Says She Has the Votes to Pass Health Care as House Progressives Push Reid to Put Public Option Back on TableFBI will not say whether James O'Keefe phone-tampering incident in Sen. Landrieu's office was a "prank" More news below the fold…


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Controversial Dirty Trickster "Filmmaker" James O'Keefe, Who Broke Phonied-up ACORN "Story" Has Been Arrested for Attempted Bugging of Landrieu's OfficeHouse Progressives Push Reid to Put Public Option Back on TableJust in Time for the Discretionary Freeze, New Report Says Defense Spending Is Unsustainable More news below the fold…


Drifting Toward Catastrophe: A Seven-Headed Beast

Bernard Weiner observes that the temptation is great to stick to the minor, more gossipy items in the political news – and identifies seven "LLarger Issues" that are damn difficult to deal with. Are there political leaders ready to take them seriously? Or do we continue slouching toward a kind of national suicide? Read on…