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Baltimore Orioles team executive explained the Freddie Gray protests as few have
The Baltimore Orioles baseball team has been ...
Laurence Lewis 04/30/2015 95 124 8 -
Ron Wyden says TPP deal is almost done. Call him. Now!
In a long article, Village internet outlet Politico sets the context: Senior lawmakers appeared to be close to ...
Laurence Lewis 04/16/2015 17 16 3 -
The fundamental inhumanity of Ted Cruz
For the children Ted Cruz says so much that is noxious and unhinged that it's easy to overlook just how deranged he truly is. ...
Laurence Lewis 03/26/2015 90 141 1 -
GOP Rep. Steve King doesn't understand how American Jews can support their own president over Israel
One of the uglier forms of modern American anti-Semitism takes form in the belief that Jewish Americans ...
Laurence Lewis 03/23/2015 167 157 1 -
Globally, this was the hottest winter on record, with the smallest measured Arctic sea ice maximum
The National Climatic Data Center is terse and to the point: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February ...
Laurence Lewis 03/22/2015 53 95 2 -
UN report: Iran continues to meet its commitments under interim nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif Good news on many fronts: Iran has continued to meet its commitments under an interim ...
Laurence Lewis 03/20/2015 18 44 - -
Netanyahu is either a liar or a liar, and the White House won't be played
If his lips are moving ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is either full of shit or else he's full shit. He won a plurality in this week's Israeli election by peeling votes away from ...
Laurence Lewis 03/20/2015 255 342 2 -
Gates Foundation has at least $1.4 billion invested in world's leading fossil fuels companies
The proving is in the doing Not good : The charity run by Bill and Melinda Gates, who say the threat of climate ...
Laurence Lewis 03/19/2015 83 72 2 -
Obama stands strong: He doesn't congratulate Netanyahu, rather he rebukes him
Attempting to undermine American ...
Laurence Lewis 03/18/2015 378 489 5 -
The Clinton Conspiracy Complex
You know you're in the midst of another concocted ...
Laurence Lewis 03/15/2015 451 136 1 -
Giuliani says he wishes Obama said what Cosby used to say
Um : Speaking with talk radio host John Gambling of AM 970 The Answer on Thursday, the former New York City mayor charged that Obama ...
Laurence Lewis 03/12/2015 105 74 1 -
The unintended real message in the GOP letter to Iran: Build that bomb, and fast!
When Republicans play foreign policy In his inimitable style, The Rude Pundit gets to the core danger of the Republican letter to Iran. It's not about treason ...
Laurence Lewis 03/10/2015 78 104 1 -
Maybe O'Reilly actually believes his own false stories
What if Bill O'Reilly actually believes his own bullshit? Is it really possible to lie so often to so many people about so many things? Witnessing combat ...
Laurence Lewis 03/01/2015 141 152 1 -
Compared to the extremism of the GOP Congress, Iran's Supreme Leader is reasonable and respectful
Extremist Iran’s Supreme ...
Laurence Lewis 02/17/2015 24 12 - -
The thing about endless war is that it never ends
Perpetual war Back in September, when President Obama announced his military mission against the terrorists who call themselves the Islamic State, ...
Laurence Lewis 02/15/2015 147 75 1 -
Oregon Democratic leaders call on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown Oregon's Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber just started the second term of his unprecedented second governorship. It's about to end. In the midst of a widening ...
Laurence Lewis 02/12/2015 60 36 - -
Don't lose sight of the real story in the alliance between Netanyahu and the GOP
All he is saying, is give war a chance Benjamin Netanyahu seems to think that standing and speaking before the Congress of the United States will make him look big right before an election back home.
Laurence Lewis 02/10/2015 262 542 5 -
Obama makes deal with India on climate change action, while Republicans continue to troll and deny
While Republicans continue to deny ...
Laurence Lewis 01/26/2015 50 56 2 -
Oxfam: Wealth of the one percent will exceed that of the rest of humanity in 2016
Davos, Switzerland Big but not surprising news as the World Economic Forum convenes its annual meeting in the Swiss mountains: ...
Laurence Lewis 01/19/2015 83 69 2 -
2014 was the hottest year on record
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have this morning announced that 2014 was the hottest year on record. From ...
Laurence Lewis 01/16/2015 47 57 1 -
Pope Francis on Charlie Hebdo: "in freedom of expression there are limits"
Ugh : Pope Francis has said there are limits to freedom of expression and that in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris “one cannot make fun of faith”. On ...
Laurence Lewis 01/15/2015 213 22 - -
France 24: Paris terrorism suspect was radicalized by the Iraq war and Abu Ghraib
Certain right-wing blowholes, ...
Laurence Lewis 01/08/2015 275 91 - -
Run, Jeb, run!
It must be tough being Jeb Bush. Well, as tough as it can be for the scion of a multi-generation one-percenter dynasty, anyway. But he was the ...
Laurence Lewis 12/16/2014 228 46 - -
Dick Cheney and his media enablers undermine national security
The incompetence of the Bush-Cheney administration allowed the ...
Laurence Lewis 12/15/2014 149 203 3 -
The United States tortures people
The United States tortures people. It isn't a matter of rogue agents and rogue government officials, it is systemic. The United States tortures people. One president may order the torturing stopped,
Laurence Lewis 12/14/2014 90 109 2 -
In case you were wondering about the inhumanity of Fox 'News'
Merry Christmas, Gretchen In case you were wondering just ...
Laurence Lewis 12/04/2014 104 94 2 -
This is our normal
A white cop. A dead black teenager. The white cop fires ...
Laurence Lewis 11/25/2014 49 91 - -
President Obama's climate agreement already paying off, as China announces cap on coal use by 2020
President Obama's bold international diplomacy is paying big dividends : The Chinese government ...
Laurence Lewis 11/19/2014 135 139 5 -
If Congress votes for the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama must make history by vetoing it
It's about this While most of the major media rely on the usual political ...
Laurence Lewis 11/18/2014 88 102 3 -
New report: One in 30 children in the U.S. experiences homelessness
Lest there be any doubt that the economic recovery hasn't been much of an economic recovery:
Laurence Lewis 11/17/2014 60 49 2 -
No, actually, Kossacks never were equivalent to the Tea Party, and never should be
There is right now on the Rec List a diary titled: There used to be a leftist Tea Party. They were called Kossacks. Remember them? Whatever the merits of the substance of the diary, titles matter.
Laurence Lewis 11/12/2014 305 292 2 -
President Obama must seize this moment and stake his claim to historical greatness
In terms of pure horse race, the Democrats on Tuesday took an electoral drubbing, losing all the major races ...
Laurence Lewis 11/09/2014 433 83 4 -
Oregon voter turnout was 69.5 percent, and Democrats won BIG
Oregon has mail-in voting, no serious efforts at voter disenfranchisement, and an engaged populace. Here's the big one : Out of the 2.2 million registered voters in Oregon, 69.5 ...
Laurence Lewis 11/06/2014 532 338 4 -
Warning: The most comprehensive scientific report on climate ever, while Republicans ignore and deny
Over the weekend, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Synthesis Report of its Fifth Assessment Report. The Synthesis Report distils and integrates the findings of the ...
Laurence Lewis 11/03/2014 35 97 5 -
Chuck Todd says Ernst's support of 'personhood' is about protecting 'unborn human beings'
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Laurence Lewis 10/27/2014 236 211 2 -
When will the American people finally get fed up with the media-hyped right wing fearmongering?
Have you had enough? Are you tired of being played? Have you figured out that the members of the major media are not your friends, and that they exist to mesmerize and manipulate so that you can ...
Laurence Lewis 10/26/2014 194 90 4 -
First Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the disease
Great news : Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is now free of the ...
Laurence Lewis 10/24/2014 68 55 - -
World Health Organization declares Senegal free of Ebola, while Nigeria is close
Big government, international style, saving lives. Underscoring the fact that Ebola is not very contagious, and that rigorous health care protocols can stop it, there's ...
Laurence Lewis 10/17/2014 10 9 - -
If Rick Scott really wants to whine about following rules
Laurence Lewis 10/16/2014 29 40 - -
Remain calm. You are not going to get Ebola.
If you want something to worry about This is meant for a general audience, but please take it personally. This is for you. Specifically. You are not going to get Ebola. You. You specifically. ...
Laurence Lewis 10/15/2014 521 216 4 -
Do Kentucky voters want career Washington insider Chuck Todd to tell them how to vote?
Is this man qualified to tell Kentucky voters who is and isn't qualified to be their senator?
Laurence Lewis 10/14/2014 22 22 - -
The greatness of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
Much has been written about 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and hopefully much will be for as long as people are writing. But her greatness is summarized in one ...
Laurence Lewis 10/13/2014 57 73 1 -
University of Glasgow is first European academic institution to divest from fossil fuel industry
The Gilbert Scott Building at the University of Glasgow ...
Laurence Lewis 10/08/2014 18 56 2 -
WaPo 'fact checker' deserves five Pinocchios for denying Joni Ernst's anti-choice extremism
Iowa Republican Senate nominee Joni Ernst is a right-wing extremist . And as the Cedar Rapids newspaper The Gazette ...
Laurence Lewis 10/02/2014 39 114 2 -
Defense contractors already are reaping the bounty of the all new unwinnable war
It's just business The new U.S. war in the Middle East has only begun and already there are clear winners : Support for Islamic State ...
Laurence Lewis 09/28/2014 169 84 2 -
Chick-fil-A makes another attempt to launch its first Oregon franchise
Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan ...
Laurence Lewis 09/25/2014 34 26 - -
Military missions don't creep anymore, they accelerate toward disaster
When he spoke to the nation about the upcoming ...
Laurence Lewis 09/21/2014 160 55 - -
Are the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments conspiring to obstruct justice?
Laurence Lewis 09/14/2014 119 356 3 -
Syria, Russia, Iran warn U.S. not to bomb Syria; Syrian opposition wants mission creep against Assad
Laurence Lewis 09/11/2014 187 39 - -
How many times do we have to bomb Iraq to save ourselves from Hitler?
It's just business In 1991, we had to bomb the shit out of Iraq. Because Hitler . In 2003, we had to bomb the shit out of Iraq. ...
Laurence Lewis 09/10/2014 204 156 6 -
Audubon Society: Nearly half of North American bird species 'severely threatened' by global warming
Click here to use the Audubon Society's interactive map No mincing words from ...
Laurence Lewis 09/08/2014 55 129 5 1
Exactly backward: Former Bush speechwriter, now WaPo columnist, blames Obama for Iraq disaster
The Bush team's continuing legacy in ...
Laurence Lewis 09/08/2014 48 49 - -
Washington Post hires career Reagan hagiographer and Politico co-founder as its new publisher
In case anyone was wondering whether the acquisition by Amazon's Jeff Bezos of the Washington Post would result in any significant changes to the leading newspaper in the nation's capital, we now ...
Laurence Lewis 09/03/2014 99 75 - 4
A child accidentally shoots a man dead & the NRA wants to remind us how kids can have fun with guns
Laurence Lewis 09/01/2014 54 46 2 1
Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?
Again. Among the ...
Laurence Lewis 08/31/2014 134 134 2 -
'An Islamic caliphate armed with US weapons'
More arms means more war and more ...
Laurence Lewis 08/25/2014 161 116 1 -
Western USA drought: 63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost, and the surface of the Earth is rising
Lake Shasta Wow ! The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, ...
Laurence Lewis 08/22/2014 129 226 1 -
White House video ties climate change to longer, more intense wildfire seasons
President Obama's Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, has a new, concise video explaining the connection of climate change to the growing number of wildfires. The White House sent the ...
Laurence Lewis 08/06/2014 43 52 2 -
Highest recorded combined global temp for a June; Record increase in exceptional drought for CA
Full version here . From the National ...
Laurence Lewis 07/31/2014 62 120 4 -
The Pentagon has sent 747,000 small weapons to the Afghan military, many of which have gone missing
Bring them ...
Laurence Lewis 07/29/2014 45 52 1 -
Climate disinformer Roger Pielke, Jr. out at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog
Credit where credit's due When Nate Silver's new FiveThirtyEight blog hired climate disinformer Roger Pielke, Jr., there was a fierce backlash from climate scientists and activists. ...
Laurence Lewis 07/28/2014 95 266 - -
Born of corruption, why would anyone expect this SCOTUS majority to be anything but corrupt?
Not even bothering to pretend anymore The Supreme Court has always been a political institution. It has a history of making horrendous decisions. But this Supreme Court ...
Laurence Lewis 07/20/2014 305 203 7 -
New study: In 14 states, gun deaths exceeded motor vehicle deaths
Gun fetishists like to argue that cars kill more people than do guns, and therefore there should be calls to ban cars, just as there are calls to ban guns. It's a patently stupid argument given ...
Laurence Lewis 07/15/2014 270 260 10 -
State of Washington makes nearly $150,000 off marijuana taxes in just first few days of legalization
Toward a more responsible future Smart : Washington will haul in nearly $150,000 in excise ...
Laurence Lewis 07/13/2014 96 81 - -
Hillary's bad week? New 2016 poll has her still trouncing all opponents
Five days ago, Village ...
Laurence Lewis 07/08/2014 279 58 1 1
100 years ago: A wrong turn to dystopia
Minutes before the assassination The ongoing political and humanitarian disaster that is the modern Middle East was born from the aftermath of what we now call World War I. The victorious Western ...
Laurence Lewis 06/28/2014 141 92 3 -
No
$500,000,000.00 to arm and train Syrian opposition forces? ...
Laurence Lewis 06/27/2014 316 303 2 -
Iraq burning: We cannot win an already lost war
As President Obama prepares to send 300 military "advisers" to Iraq, a few quick points need emphasizing. The first and most important is this: you cannot win an already lost war. The war was lost ...
Laurence Lewis 06/23/2014 235 115 1 -
Former Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson: 'Climate change is the challenge of our time'
Henry Paulson was Treasury Secretary during the Bush-Cheney maladministration. In just the three first paragraphs of an Op-Ed in the New York Times he summarizes a disastrous economic failure of ...
Laurence Lewis 06/21/2014 84 169 3 1
George Will is an ugly little person, and the Washington Post owns him
George Will is such an ugly little person that it would take an analyst of the caliber of Alice Miller to figure him out. Whatever the cause of his perpetually pinched pettiness, the ...
Laurence Lewis 06/15/2014 168 164 5 -
Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism. Again.
"How small a person am I?"
Laurence Lewis 06/12/2014 14 6 - -
In response to President Obama's greenhouse gas regulations, Republicans roll out their usual lies
With the announcement this past week of President Obama's new greenhouse gas ...
Laurence Lewis 06/08/2014 27 66 9 -
Racist Fox 'News' guest attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson because he 'fit the profile'
Neil deGrasse ...
Laurence Lewis 06/05/2014 322 498 7 -
Ellsberg: 'Kerry's challenge to Snowden' is 'either disingenuous or simply ignorant'
Daniel Ellsberg Secretary of State ...
Laurence Lewis 05/30/2014 600 261 5 -
National Review Online contributor: Women are 'being taught to believe they were raped'
More right-wing insanity : After a week of victim-blaming and dismissing campus sexual assault statistics, the National Review Online has doubled down on dismissing sexual violence on college ...
Laurence Lewis 05/21/2014 269 228 2 1
Pat Sajak: 'Global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading'
I hadn't been aware that Pat Sajak still exists, but apparently, his TV show is still enormously popular . Sajak is a right-wing Republican and an asshole . ...
Laurence Lewis 05/20/2014 365 330 2 2
European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite: Antarctica shedding 160 billion tonnes of ice a year
Once again, the science speaks for itself : Antarctica is shedding 160 ...
Laurence Lewis 05/19/2014 56 81 2 -
Police commissioner in small New Hampshire town unapologetically calls Obama the 'N' word
"The Oldest Summer Resort in America" Post-racial America : A police commissioner in a predominantly ...
Laurence Lewis 05/15/2014 417 335 6 3
NASA: Last month was second-warmest April in history of temperature data recording
Nothing to see here : We may not have felt it in the United States, but last month was the second-warmest April worldwide since scientists began recording temperature data, according ...
Laurence Lewis 05/14/2014 63 56 - -
Center for Naval Analyses Military Advisory Board: Climate change is severe national security risk
To the point : The accelerating rate of climate change poses a ...
Laurence Lewis 05/14/2014 58 115 3 -
If Republicans really want to investigate what went wrong in Benghazi, they need to look in a mirror
Benghazi Select Committee You want a Benghazi scandal ? Even after Congress ...
Laurence Lewis 05/12/2014 77 229 8 -
America's gun culture is 'way out of balance' Hillary Clinton says
Hillary Clinton spoke about guns at a conference of the National ...
Laurence Lewis 05/07/2014 219 77 - -
Atmospheric CO2 levels last month averaged what a year ago was unprecedented in human history
Almost exactly a year ago, the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide passed 400 parts per million (ppm) ...
Laurence Lewis 05/05/2014 62 144 2 -
UN high commissioner for human rights condemns horrific Oklahoma execution
We have met the barbarian and he is us : The United Nations human rights office on Friday condemned the bungled and chaotic execution of an ...
Laurence Lewis 05/02/2014 43 74 2 -
If Republicans don't like being called racists, they can stop behaving like racists
The GOP's most recent grassroots ...
Laurence Lewis 04/27/2014 212 215 15 -
So where is the outrage against affirmative action for white people?
Vivian Malone registers at the University ...
Laurence Lewis 04/23/2014 121 121 2 -
'Years of Living Dangerously': The most important television series ever
Climate change is the most important ...
Laurence Lewis 04/13/2014 82 139 12 -
New IPCC report: Averting climate catastrophe would be extremely affordable. If we act now.
Home The headline says it all: The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change proves that averting catastrophic climate change is affordable, but only if the world is galvanized ...
Laurence Lewis 04/13/2014 90 117 4 -
Public letter from 100+ scientists and economists urges rejection of Keystone XL pipeline
April 7, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Secretary John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear ...
Laurence Lewis 04/07/2014 37 96 3 -
Anja Niedringhaus has been killed in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is holding an election , of sorts . A "staggeringly ...
Laurence Lewis 04/04/2014 10 20 - -
McCutcheon v. FEC proves the need for Democratic presidents
It's easy to rail against the endemic corruption of our political process, the policy and strategic failures of Democrats, and the increasing inability of the 99 percent to make itself heard in ...
Laurence Lewis 04/03/2014 90 69 1 -
Tribune-McClatchy: 'The largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century'
A major media source occasionally gets it right. This comes from Noam M. Levey of the Chicago Tribune and the Tribune-McClatchy partnership. First, ...
Laurence Lewis 04/02/2014 55 171 3 -
The Republican Party's war on representative government
They're just lousy people : Important swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification ...
Laurence Lewis 04/01/2014 80 158 3 -
Getting a lot of email today...
I have several email accounts, for various purposes, and the one that I use for political donations is getting flooded. Because I give money to candidates, I don't consider such emails spam. I ...
Laurence Lewis 03/31/2014 10 18 - -
Supreme Court upholds federal law banning gun possession by those convicted of domestic violence
With this Supreme Court majority, one doesn't expect much, but this unanimous ruling looks huge: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a federal law intended to ...
Laurence Lewis 03/26/2014 106 175 2 -
Republican Senator wants U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan, even without bilateral agreement
Friends don't ...
Laurence Lewis 03/24/2014 54 43 - -
By hiring a climate disinformer, Nate Silver undermines his entire premise of data-driven journalism
The new FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver claims that his new blog is a data journalism organization . Silver is a numbers guy, and because his analyses of ...
Laurence Lewis 03/23/2014 204 175 5 2
US sharply criticized during UN Human Rights Committee review
Parties and signatories to the ICCPR As explained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation : This past Monday, the Human Rights ...
Laurence Lewis 03/15/2014 22 26 - -
Oregon senator joins the call for increasing Social Security benefits
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is on board with the idea of increasing Social Security benefits. In an era when the political conversation has been dominated by destructive ideas such as a Grand ...
Laurence Lewis 03/14/2014 130 141 3 -
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Laurence Lewis 03/12/2014 134 179 - -
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