Reductio ad Moroni

After all, in this election, on the Republican side of the equation, facts and reasoning do not matter, and if the “pundits” notice the Mittwit doing something offensive, then surely it is the pundits who are to blame. Continue reading

Governor Deval Patrick Rocks the Democratic Convention

If you didn’t see Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night you missed a rousing speech that fired up the Democratic base and set the stage for the headlining speech of the night, Michelle Obama. Watch Deval Patrick rock the DNC:   Via the Boston Globe: … Continue reading

VIDEO: The Controversial Anti-Romney Steelworker Ad

The political headlines have become dominated in recent days by a powerful new TV ad put up against Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The spot, featuring steelworker Joe Soptic, tells the story of how under the management of Romney’s former firm, Bain Capital, Soptic couldn’t get healthcare for his family … Continue reading

GOP Senator Slams The Kind of Cayman Investments Romney Used

As the drumbeat of attacks grows louder over Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s widespread offshore investments, President Obama’s re-election team has unearthed a prominent Republican senator’s criticism of such investment tactics. The Obama campaign launched an online video which compiles past statements by several prominent Republicans in which the Republicans … Continue reading

The Boss, Trayvon, America Is Still Waiting for Answers

The controversy over Trayvon Martin’s death continues as his father Tracy Martin, described “the police version of events in a meeting Wednesday with Washington Post reporters and editors,” and he told them “he did not believe the official account, which was conveyed to him two days after his 17-year-old son was … Continue reading

RNC Turns Blues Riff Into Attack Ad

President Obama thrilled audiences this week when he joined in to sing a few lines of the classic, “Sweet Home Chicago,” during a blues concert at the White House. Among those watching, but decidedly less thrilled, were national Republicans, who quickly transformed Obama’s turn with the mic into an online … Continue reading

Rep. Issa Bars Minority Witness, a Woman, on Contraception Hearing

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa chaired a hearing on Capitol Hill today on religious freedom and the new mandate that health insurers cover contraception.  As the hearing got under way,  an argument broke out over Democrats could add a female witness to the all-male panel. “Where are the women?” the minority Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., asked early … Continue reading

Entertainer Whitney Houston Dead at 48

UPDATE (9:05 pm est): The L.A. Times reports that Houston “was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room Saturday.” Law enforcement sources told The Times that paramedics arrived at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where Houston was staying, and found her dead. Her cause of death was unknown, said the sources, … Continue reading

Andrei Cherny Announces Run for Congress in Arizona’s 9th

Former Clinton White House aide and Arizona prosecutor Andrei Cherny announced his run for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Andrei on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.   If you live in Arizona get involved here. In related news on Arizona and … Continue reading

Iconic Singer Etta James Dead at 73

    Blues, Jazz, R& B legend Etta James has passed away. She was 73. According to her longtime manager and friend, Lupe De Leon, Etta James “died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side.” Etta James was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She also suffered … Continue reading