The right wing is about to step into the biggest firestorm ever as Virginia enacts a law requiring vaginally invasive procedure for all women seeking abortions. These geniuses, notes Michael Collins, don't even know that the law is illegal under existing sexual assault laws and that a broad majority of Virginians oppose the measure.
American society is in desperate shape. Wimpy liberalism can't really solve the various problems. It's time for something more muscular, more robust, more (how shall we say?) medieval in its effectiveness, says Bernard Weiner.
Jeff Koopersmith takes Bill O'Reilly, pecksniffian FOX "News" [sic] Channel attack jackal, to the woodshed for his high-tech lynching of Whitney Houston for Roger Ailes's and Rupert Murdoch’s trophy wall.
Michael Collins exposes the shenanigans of U.S. non-government organizations in Egypt. Their recent indictments may help citizens understand that these groups are about as "non-government" as the income tax.
It seems to us that the person at the witness table and the person asking questions should switch places. Cover by Jeff Koopersmith. Click on image for super-size version, suitable for angering wingnuts and Teabaggers.
Reactionary mayors routinely shut down Occupy Wall Street free speech and assemblies in violation of the First Amendment. But if you are the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times or the Republican speaker of the Kansas legislature, notes Michael Collins, you can get away with calling for murder.
The Justice Department has shut down and frozen the assets of so-called "pirate" web site Megaupload, even going so far as to seize their assets in a foreign country. They did it without laws like PIPA and SOPA. Looks to me like the music and movie industry already seems to have powers currently that borderline on scary. I'm glad to see Congress stepping back and taking a more serious look at laws that break the Internet. Thanks to Wikipedia and Craigslist for taking a bullet for the team.
Gingrich plays the race card big time — while forgetting that the vast majority of people on food stamps are white. Click on the image for a delicious "super-sized" cover, suitable for printing and lining the cat box.