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Solar storm disruptions could begin today

On Tuesday, two giant solar flares erupted from the surface of the sun. The waves of energy they produced can disrupt “utility grids, airline flights and satellite systems” according to this report from CBS News, which features some amazing footage of the flares themselves. The disturbances are set to begin…

Colbert tries to stop the Romney countdown clock

Wednesday night on The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert discussed the results of the Super Tuesday elections in the fight for the GOP nomination. The answer, of course, is that there is no answer and that the primary battle will drag on into the spring. On Tuesday, Newt Gingrich carried…

Harvard protester on Obama video: Why would anyone want to hide this?

Daily Voice editor Keith Boykin, who attended Harvard University with President Barack Obama, expressed confusion on Wednesday over the controversy surrounding video of Obama introducing Dr. Derrick Bell in 1990. Breitbart.com published video of Obama speaking about Bell, a racial justice pioneer who developed the critical race theory. Breitbart.com has…

Jon Stewart laments ‘never-ending gobstopper’ GOP primary

On his show Wednesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart compared the Republican presidential primary to Zeno’s paradox, claiming candidates could never actually arrive at the endpoint. “All I heard was that Tuesday was Super Tuesday,” he said, “because we would finally have a decisive night, one that would finally…

Priorities USA Action co-founder defends Obama’s super PAC

Bill Burton on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama’s support for his own super PAC, even though the president opposes the controversial organizations in general. Burton is the co-founder and senior strategist of the Priorities USA Action, a super PAC that supports Obama. “At the end of the day, we don’t…

Bachmann: ‘Health care dictator’ could force one-child policy

While most of the media was covering the results of Super Tuesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on the GBTV program Real News From The Blaze to warn that the Obama administration’s contraception mandate could lead to one-child policies like those in China. “Women have a lot to lose under…

PBS already aired Breitbart’s Obama footage

Breitbart.com editors Ben Shapiro and Joel Pollak said Wednesday on Sean Hannity’s radio show that they would release footage that proved President Barack Obama had “radical intellectual founders” — footage which was covered up by the mainstream media. But before Breitbart.com released the footage, PBS Frontline published the full unedited…

Law professor: U.S. in state of perpetual war

University of Southern California law professor Mary Dudziak appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to explain why she believes the United States has been in a permanent state of war. “The idea of wartime is doing a lot of work in American politics,” she said. “The way we think about history is…

Rep. Speier: Air Force awarded alleged rapist instead of punishing him

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday delivered her sixteenth speech on the House floor condemning the “epidemic” of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in U.S…

Democratic Convention chair: Party platform should include marriage equality

The chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday announced support for including same sex marriage in the party’s official platform. During a Politico Playbook breakfast, Mike Allen asked Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he thought the “Democratic national platform should have a marriage equality plank?” “I do,”…

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