Julian Assange sat down with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft to talk about WikiLeaks. Assange views WikiLeaks as no different than any other publisher and therefore, if the US government were to arrest him that would blow a hole right through the First Amendment. “Publishers must be free to publish,” Assange told Kroft.
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The following post will be updated as new information comes out of Egypt. Obviously, this is a rapidly evolving story. Jan. 30, 2011 – 19:04 EST — NBC’s Richard Engel reporting from Cairo about Egyptian military show-of-force and looting. Many Egyptians, Engel said, believe that Mubarak is allowing the looting to take place because he… Read more »
At 9 p.m. Eastern time, President Obama is going to deliver his third State of the Union address. The White House released this video to show a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes leading up to tonight’s event.
Bolstered by the success of the Tunisian revolution, anti-government protesters took to the streets of Cairo today to call for an end to President Hosni Mubarek’s 30-year reign. The best source of information on this breaking story is from The Guardian.
According to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the Great Recession was a teachable moment for Americans to learn that unregulated markets are unstable. That’s not the only thing Krugman would like Americans to learn from the latest recession, but it’s a key point that he feels was missed. Another one is that corporations don’t… Read more »
This is evidently part one in a series of “high quality” videos Darrell Issa will be producing as the chairman of the House Oversight committee. The portion of the video with the Geto Boys is me, but the rest, beginning with “Oversight Productions” is 100 percent Issa. Step away from iMovie.
On Twitter today, Oliver Willis tweeted, “looks like seymour hersh got caught talking out of his rear again http://wapo.st/gTKb7c.” Seymour Hersh often has interesting things to say, so I clicked. Apparently Hersh has been going around giving speeches about a conspiracy involving top military brass engaged in a modern-day Crusade against Islam. “In a speech… Read more »
There are a lot of people, including some members of Congress, who don’t understand what the US Constitution is and why it was created. Freshman Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was asked the following question by talk-radio host Doug Fabrizio about whether the federal government should be involved in dealing with a natural disaster. “You said… Read more »
I’ve spent too much time blogging, tweeting and bickering with radicals and nutcases over the last few years. I’m done. I’m stepping out of the hyperbolic chamber. From this point forward, this space will be used to elevate the political discourse in America. I won’t be blogging about Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin unless they… Read more »
According to a new Daily Kos opinion poll, 17 percent of Americans are Tea Partyers. Thirteen percent of Tea Partyers think violence against the government is justified and 12 percent of them would vote for President Obama over a Republican if the election were held today. The Tea Party people are a confused group. On… Read more »
The following is the full transcript and video of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech. He delivered this speech on April 3, 1968. The next day King was assassinated. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought… Read more »
On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was arrested for his part in the Birmingham Campaign. The Birmingham Campaign was a non-violent protest against the unequal treatment of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama. 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent… Read more »
For some reason modern “journalists” get their panties in a wad over false moral equivalencies. In the Washington Post, Mark Feldstein, wrote a story about how John F. Kennedy’s campaign actually stole the 1960 election by burglarizing a Nixon office and stealing incriminating evidence, which the Kennedy campaign gave to the press. To be fair,… Read more »
Here’s the full transcript and video of President Obama’s speech memorializing the victims of the Tucson, Arizona massacre. Remarks by the President at a Memorial Service for the Victims of the Shooting in Tucson, Arizona McKale Memorial Center University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 6:43 P.M. MST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much…. Read more »
Saturday Night Live had a bit of fun at the expense of Time magazine, Mark Zuckerberg and Julian Assange. It’s spot on.
Here are the opening statements by Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chairman Phil Angelides and Co-chairman Bill Thomas.
The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen has a story today about the $858 billion tax-cut compromise hashed out between President Obama and his Republican colleagues last week. It’s wending its way through Congress right now. Eggen reports that buried inside the legislation is more than $55 billion worth of “giveaways and tax reductions from some of… Read more »
Today, Michael Moore wired $20,000 to a London court to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on bail. Here’s why Moore says he did it. — Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000… Read more »
According to recent polls, most Americans support tax cuts, and according to Obama, they support his recent compromise with Republicans to extend all of President Bush’s tax cuts for the middle class and millionaires alike. I don’t know if all of that is true. I can’t tell from the polls if Americans just like the… Read more »
The Nation’s Michelle Alexander story “Obama’s Drug War” highlights the ridiculous drug war launched by the US under President Richard Nixon and continues today by President Obama. Among the very few people celebrating our country’s fiscal crisis are criminal justice reformers. Bill Piper, national affairs director for the Drug Policy Alliance, gushed recently, “Budgetary issues… Read more »