TPM’s David Kurtz reports that a spokesperson for Harry Reid has issued a statement in which he courageously calls on Muslims not to build a worship center anywhere that he might find inconvenient for his election
|By: Scarecrow Monday August 16, 2010 12:36 pm|
|By: Tony Collings Monday August 16, 2010 12:16 pm|
Amid the Islamophobia fanned by demagogues like Newt Gingrich, we need another Joseph Welch to stand up to him and say: Have you no sense of decency?
|By: GregoriusU Monday August 16, 2010 7:12 am|
Barack Obama takes a principled stance, then says it isn’t a good idea.
|By: twolf1 Thursday August 12, 2010 4:33 am|
Stephen Colbert: Newt Gingrich’s narcissistic hypocrisy undermines his moral authority.
|By: Chris Edelson Wednesday August 4, 2010 11:19 am|
Here’s an opportunity for a failed President to achieve some measure of redemption.
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday August 1, 2010 8:00 am|
With these irresponsible leaders operating against the democratically elected, constitutional, government, the country is in grave danger. Our founders put in obstacles to any demagogue taking control after election, inside the bodies of government. The growing crisis caused by mass ignorance led on by conscienceless bigots who only strive for more power and control, however, has not been envisioned or headed off by those founders.
|By: Chris Edelson Thursday July 22, 2010 3:00 pm|
Newt Gingrich shows us why it doesn’t take much to be considered an intellectual on the right.
|By: Jason Rosenbaum Wednesday July 14, 2010 9:06 am|
Maybe he’ll run and maybe he won’t, I for one don’t care much. But Next Gingrich has just become the latest in a long line of Republicans to express deep skepticism about our strategy in Afghanistan. He had this to say…
|By: Elliott Tuesday May 18, 2010 7:34 am|
Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry That Defined a Generation
|By: politicalpartypooper Wednesday May 5, 2010 4:47 pm|
Deregulation in 1979 due to rising interest rates and the incessant whining of Savings & Loans lobbyists greatly contributed to the S&L scandal that cost US taxpayer $125 Biilion in losses and rocked the financial world for almost a decade. The S&L scandal was a direct contributor to the 1990-1991 recession.
The Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (Graham-Leach-Bliley) did away with restrictions on the integration of banking, insurance and stock trading imposed by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. Under the old law, banks, brokerages and insurance companies were effectively barred from entering each others’ industries, and investment banking and commercial banking were separated. This one act of deregulation stands at the center of a host of other things our government did that caused the Great Depression of 2008-2009, and on and on and on. Let’s ignore this new Great Depression for this post.