When I heard the news that a vote on Puerto Rican Statehood was set to take place tomorrow, my heart stopped. I couldn’t process the fact that this rather transformational news did not reach my ears until the day before it was to be voted on. It reminded me of that awful dream where you realize that [...]
After our very own Editor-in-Chief David Horowitz wrote a post blasting progressive columnist and Professor of literature Eric Alterman, I sent the latter an email, inviting him to respond to Horowitz’s post right here, at NewsReal Blog. Why? Well, because we, unlike most progressives, mean it when we say we encourage debate.
Alterman emailed me back [...]
Ed Schultz calls some of his political opponents “bastards.” And they didn’t even kill Kenny.
This whole democracy thing just isn’t working out right now, folks. Or so talk radio host Ed Schultz seems to think. Listen to the audio:
So if a candidate you disagree with fails to pass your anti-bastard litmus test, tinker with the [...]
Tea party conservatives gear up to affect 2010 elections with fundraising, PACs – washingtonpost.com
The energized “tea party” movement, which upended this year’s political debate with noisy anti-government protests, is preparing to shake up the 2010 elections by channeling money and supporters to conservative candidates set to challenge both Democrats and Republicans. Buoyed by their success in capsizing a moderate Republican candidate this fall in Upstate New York, tea [...]
Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele gave the only appropriate response onÂ MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today,Â to Senate Majority Leader and member of the anti-war LeftÂ Harry Reid comparing critics of health care reform to opponents of abolition: he refused to answer questions about it and toldÂ CNBC commentator Donny Deutsch to change the subject.
It was a good reaction, [...]