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White House response to letter from 77 members of Congress asking him to act on DADT

You’ll recall that yesterday, 77 members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama calling for him to suspend DADT discharges by changing the policy’s implementation at the Department of Defense (as opposed to executive order). The Advocate sought a response to this letter from the administration. It was, to…

Freepers debate whether women should be able to vote

The knuckle-dragging fantasist misogynists at the Free Republic got a hard on after reading the article “Women’s Right to Vote, the Beginning of the End for America?” The premise of the piece, as the title suggests, is that once women were able to vote, it ushered in decision-making based on…

Obama signs exec orders returning transparency to government

Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Our commitment to openness means more than simply informing the American people about how decisions are made. It means recognizing that government does not have all the answers,…

Stupidest article quite possibly ever

Why don’t modern Presidents have sons? Because boys—unlike those personality-less, boring, horrid female children—are too irrepressible to go on campaigns. Yep, that’s the theory, even though it’s worth pointing out that Reagan had sons, they were just grown. Boys are just so embarrassing! And then there’s Roosevelt. Teddy and Ethel…

White House will bail out automakers instead

So, what was all that debate about? Why do we have a Congress? It increasingly seems they don’t have any power at all.…

Fundnut: Bush cursed the White House with the Koran

It’s Sunday, and time for another installment of fundie freakout. Read the unhinged ravings of J. Grant Swank, Jr., a pastor at New Hope Church in Windham, Maine. Apparently same-sex marriage will result in curses on the U.S. Hilariously, Dear Leader is apparently responsible for his own political woes because…

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