Democrats Seek Federal Probe Into Restrictive State Voter ID Laws

Led by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a number of Senate Democrats are seeking a federal Justice Department investigation into new voter identification requirements that are under consideration or recently signed into law in several states that the lawmakers and others say could potentially disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters. These voter … Continue reading

The Undie Feted

Given the lingerie, boxer shorts, pantyhose, brassieres, et al that were included, and presumably sent to the RNC to be “donated to charity”* there is very little doubt that Ms. Palin and her family were, in fact, feted with undies by the RNC, the McCain campaign, et al. Continue reading

In The News

There’s a lot of stories in the news today that I wish I had more time to write about… but I don’t… So here’s my reccommended reads for the day: Hillary Clinton backs New York gay marriage law: Right wing billionaires want to hold on to their tax cuts: Billionaires … Continue reading

Senate’s No. 2 Democrat Wants U.S. To Invest In Drawdown Dividend

When it comes to saving money from the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, the second-highest ranking Senate Democrat apparently wants to bridge presidential rhetoric with reality. When he announced his decision to pull some 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, President Obama remarked, “America, … Continue reading

The Month of the Hacker

Major cyber-attacks have been leveled at the Pentagon, CIA, Sony, PBS, CitiGroup, etcetera (hard to keep up, frankly) and, on Thursday, a major leak of sensitive Arizona p0lice information exposed undercover agents, informants, ongoing investigations, etc. to extreme jeopardy. Last night … Continue reading

You’re Working Harder, They’re Making Money

If you feel like you are working harder and not getting anywhere financially, then you are not alone. Allison Linn reports that a new graph (above) from Mother Jones shows that “We’ve gotten a lot more productive in recent years, but our wages haven’t reflected that.” The richest Americans, on … Continue reading