Limbaugh’s Big Lie on immigration in California

Predictably, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is cheerleading for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his demagoguery on immigration. Birds of a feather stick together, to put it as gently as possible. Limbaugh’s blast today (from his transcript) includes a lot of fulminating against “the Beltway” and the media, of course, but it also includesContinue reading “Limbaugh’s Big Lie on immigration in California”

Romney flip-flops on climate: Will Limbaugh approve?

Yesterday Mitt Romney changed his views on climate change. In a talk in Pittsburg, he declared: My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us. In June in NewContinue reading “Romney flip-flops on climate: Will Limbaugh approve?”

A Republican compares climatologists to doctors

A nice piece in the Columbia Journalism Review's science writing blog — The Observatory — looks at the reluctance of the Republican field to utter the word "climate" in their most recent debate.  If none of the presidential candidates mentioned climate, it is likely because they have already made it abundantly clear that they areContinue reading “A Republican compares climatologists to doctors”

The Tucson Memorial speech

The news event of this month has been, without question, the horrific assassination attempt and mass shooting in Tucson, the shock and horror of experiencing that, and the extraordinarily uplifting speech President Obama gave in response, many days later, at a memorial.  Never have I seen a speech so widely admired, across the political spectrum.Continue reading “The Tucson Memorial speech”

The Supreme Court Justice/Hiker

Tough Timothy Egan of The New York Times reveals what the right-wing D.C. establishment really thinks of retiring Chief Justice David Souter…that he's weird because he likes to walk in the mountains. Souter’s been painted as a strange, little man stranded in the wrong century…. At his 200-year-old family farmhouse — badly in need ofContinue reading “The Supreme Court Justice/Hiker”

Quote of the Day: Limbaugh

"We have no intention of prosecuting Rush Limbaugh because lying through your teeth and being stupid isn’t a crime." —Marc Dann, speaking for the Ohio Attorney General’s office, on why the state doesn’t intend to prosecute the radio host for inveigling Ohio Republicans to change parties to vote for Hillary Clinton–