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GOP Rep. falsely claims ‘revenues’ had ‘nothing’ to do with U.S. downgrade

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a favorite among tea party Republicans, insisted Monday during an appearance on the conservative Fox News Channel that a refusal to increase government revenues through taxes had “nothing” to do with Standard & Poor’s dropping America’s credit rating last week. Unfortunately for West, that’s patently false,…

Conservatives praise Obama’s speech on Tucson shootings

The tragic shootings of a Democratic congresswoman and nineteen others Saturday did little to ease the vitriol in the national dialogue, but President Barack Obama’s speech saw liberals and conservatives converge with praise. In a televised memorial address Wednesday night at the University of Arizona, the president called for national…

Everyone’s tape is a little red

Ezra points to a piece by Dean Baker in the Boston Review that refutes the myth that conservatives are anti-regulation and liberals are pro-regulation. I enjoy people who try to take wingnut bullshit in good faith and carefully dismantle it, because I don’t have the patience for it. In general,…

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