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David Petraeus: MoveOn.Org Was Right


Remember the furor when MoveOn.org ran this full-page advertisement in the New York Times back in September 2007? The ad triggered a firestorm of criticism. The Senate passed an amendment to “strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus”. All 49 Republican Senators and 22 Democratic Senators voted in support. Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Chris…

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Climate Change Denier (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senator Murkowski Reports the Sky Is Falling


Senator Lisa Murkowski (R, Exxon) announced to the Alaska Legislature last week that President Barack Obama plans to shut down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. WC can’t make this stuff up. Walking the same path that former Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell used to scare Alaskans into giving Big Oil $2 billion dollars, she’s trying to frighten Alaskans into some…

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, California)

Senator Feinstein’s Utter Hypocrisy


WC’s Person of the Year for 2014 is in danger of having her award cancelled for Extreme Hypocrisy. Senator Diane Feinstein (D, California), who wants Julian Assange prosecuted for violating the Espionage Act by his Wikileaks posts, and Edward Snowden prosecuted for treason for his leaks to Glenn Greenwald, wants the Department of Justice to…

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2014 in Review: Religion


The risk that the United States will become a theocracy, as some Christianists ardently desire, seems slightly lower in 2014. The recurring tide of religious zealotry seems to have peaked and may even be receding. Peering into the tea leaves: Same-sex marriage, the target of the Latter Day Saints’ $20 million in direct contributions and an…