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Sirota: Legalizing marijuana is now a ‘mainstream’ position

The slow drumbeat to legalizing marijuana in America continued Friday evening when Salon.com columnist David Sirota appeared on Current TV’s The Young Turks. Sirota mentioned a recent Gallup poll in which half of Americans support legalizing marijuana, with 77 percent also backing medical marijuana. With those figures, Sirota and host…

A Nightmare on Wall Street…

Filmed in glorious black and white, this Twilight Zone-style parody turns out in the end to be a pitch for passing a financial transaction tax on Wall Street trading. But the sight of an angry mob of little old ladies and bankrupt small business owners pursuing a guilt-stricken banker with…

Fish imitates an octopus that imitates a fish

The so-called Mimic Octopus has become well known for its ability to imitate any number of other sea creatures, ranging from flatfish to crabs to sea snakes. But now it turns out that at least one black-marble jawfish has found a way to ensure its own safety by swimming close…

Santorum: Americans ‘need a Jesus candidate’

If Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s latest stump speech is successful, his opponents will find themselves campaigning against Christ. Speaking to a tea party group at Windham High School in New Hampshire on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator actually compared himself to the Christian savior. Santorum told the crowd that…

Navy SEAL shoots himself in head with ‘unloaded’ gun

A 22-year-old Navy SEAL accidentally shot himself in the head Thursday with a gun that he thought was unloaded. San Diego Police Department Officer Frank Cali said that the SEAL had been drinking with a woman at a bar. After returning to his Pacific Beach home, he had tried to…

Taibbi: Montana decision ‘just the start’ of fight against ‘Citizens United’

Appearing on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night, Rolling Stone political contributor Matt Taibbi suggested that a recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court will be seen as the start of a long fight against corporate money in American elections. The highest court in Montana recently struck…

McCain: Romney won’t ‘lead from behind like Ronald Reagan’

Oops, he did it again. For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has confused President Barack Obama with another person during a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. On Thursday, the Arizona senator had declared that “President Obama will turn this country around,”…

Stephen Colbert: ‘Santorum surge’ just got real

According to Stephen Colbert, you can tell that things are looking up for former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) when “the most influential voice of the 19th century, George Will” is writing Op Ed columns calling him the “fun candidate” in the GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination. Colbert quotes…

McCain goofs at Romney event: ‘Obama will turn this country around’

Failed Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s endorsement of current candidate Mitt Romney may being doing more harm than good. At an event in South Carolina Thursday, the Arizona senator managed to confuse the candidate he was supporting with Democratic President Barack Obama. “I am confident with the leadership and backing…

Jon Stewart: GOP playing ‘a**holes’ poker’ with Cordray appointment

On last night’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart highlighted the media’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama appointed Cordray via recess ppointment, the same parliamentary procedure that George Bush used to appoint John Bolton…

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