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Did anyone notice that “fiber” and “fascism” both start with an “F”?

Dahlia Lithwick reports quite amusingly on the Republican War on Vegetables, something I’ve blogged about frequently on this site. To my great delight, she reaffirms one of the aspects of vegetable-bashing-as-culture-war that seems obvious to me, but always causes a knee jerk pooh pooh reaction from people who tend to…

Cop protecting Obama shoots self in leg

A police officer assigned to guard President Barack Obama during his visit to India accidentally shot himself in the leg, news sources report. According to QMI Agency, the incident took place at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, where the president and First Lady Michelle Obama were staying. The hotel…

Exclusive: Washington Post fails to disclose blogger’s ties to White House

UPDATE: Washington Post responds, promises it will require full disclosure from all “Leadership” contributors Kris Coratti, Communications Director of The Washington Post, issued this statement in response to Raw Story’s report. Our original story follows. “On Leadership panelists are not employees of The Post, nor are they paid by The…

Vintage McCartney lifts somber White House

Forty-six years after the Beatles invaded America, Paul McCartney rocked the White House Wednesday, honored by President Barack Obama at a star-studded concert celebrating his songwriting legend. Though British Petroleum is target number one for the White House over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, British pop, in the form…

Rove claims Bush ‘never’ let aides question Dems’ patriotism or motives

Former Bush political adviser Karl Rove has a unique talent for escaping the consequences of making transparently false statements. Out and about on his book tour, the Bush administration’s architect appears to have been in typical form at a Borders Books in Oklahoma City this week, telling a crowd that…

Michelle Obama’s contribution to the health care debate

Anna at Jezebel has a post up praising Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity, now that the plan has been released. Anna’s happy with it, as she should be, since the plan—to no one’s great surprise, I hope—focuses on the causes of childhood obesity and not on shaming as some…

SOTU, after a good night’s rest

First of all, let me say I was wrong about one thing in the liveblogging last night. The way that Obama phrased the student aid plan last night set off all sorts of alarm bells for me. The way he explained it was that they would eliminate subsidies and replace…

Pure Hillary love post

Can I say that, even though I would have been ecstatic to have her as President (certainly would have been the same level of victory as electing Obama), things are really working out on the Hillary Clinton front? She’s completely kicking ass as the Secretary of State, one of the…

Today’s moments in over-the-top wingnuttery

Via Roy Edroso comes some more troubling examples of Michelle Malkin’s special brand of intellectual dishonesty. See, there’s a story out about how Michelle Obama won’t visit South Carolina, because of possible security concerns. U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Friday that a conversation with White House staff left…

Racism Is Like A Box Of Chocolates: Generally Brown, And Kind Of Sweet

A lovely Georgia gentleman has decided to get attention by accusing Barack Obama of, get this, “nigger rig[ging] it”: Lanzo put up a sign that reads “Obama’s plan for health-care: N*&%*r rig it.” CBS Atlanta’s Michelle Marsh asked Lanzo why he put up the sign. “I’ve been putting up signs…

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