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Archive for S.M. Dixon (Email)

10/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Michelle Malkin: Blithering Idiot
Categories :: Blowhards

Self-loathing racist Michelle Malkin cast stones at the Democratic Party from her glass house.

10/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Harriet Miers' "Whitewater"
Categories :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

Miers has a sleazy real estate scandal worse than Bill Clinton's.

10/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Republican Noise Machine Busted
Categories :: Propaganda/Spin More White House propaganda and another arrow in the liberal media myth: Identical unsigned editorials are appearing on the op-ed pages of papers nationwide. What is an unsigned editorial? It's the official majority position of a newspaper's editorial board, usually...

09/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It’s the National Security, Stupid
Categories :: Bush Administration

Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, we now know the true extent of the Bush Administration's committment to national security.

09/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Cognitive Dissonance on the Right
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Republicans

GOPsters do an about face on two key issues, showing how absolutley nuts they are.

09/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Queen Mother Speaks!
Categories :: Class Warfare

Someone needs to give Barbara Bush a cup of "Shut the Hell Up."

08/31/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush By The Numbers
Categories :: Anti-War :: Bush Administration :: Iraq

The latest numbres show the Bush Regime is still in the toilet of public opinion.

08/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced -- Again
Categories :: Iraq

The Bushites either can't make up their mind, or can't control the U.S. military.

08/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
A 9/11 Cover-Up Exposed?
Categories :: Bush Administration

New evidence suggests that 9/11 was more preventable than previously known.

08/03/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Those Last Throes Are a Doozy
Categories :: Anti-War :: Bush Administration

The Quagmire is STILL going badly... hence the term "quagmire."

08/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Another Bush Lie Exposed
Categories :: Bush Administration

Another attempt to lie us into a war... but this one looks to be a miserable failure.

07/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush's "Huge Victory"
Categories :: Media Snake Oil

The media has a strange definition of "huge victory."

07/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton Busted -- Again
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Iraq

Bolton lies by ommission and tries to play it off as forgetfulness. That excuse ranks right up there with "The check's in the mail."

07/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
GOP Goes After Fitzgerald, CIA
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Congress

The GOP goes to war against a criminal investigation AND the CIA.

07/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
John G. Roberts: Liar
Categories :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

And already the first lie has been exposed. How many are coming? And will the Senate do it's job and dig the truth out?

07/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
"W" Takes Hostage
Categories :: George W. Bush

Bush has hit a new low, ransoming a needed budget bill just to preserve his ability to torture innocent people abroad.

07/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bushes Push SS Privatization -- Again
Categories :: Class Warfare :: Social Security

The Bush family's penchant for class warfare has reared its ugly head again.

07/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Picks Upper-Middle Class White Guy
Categories :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

Bush picks a right-wing partisan who's anti-woman. What a surprise.

07/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Not Clement?
Categories :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

Is the field really still open? Is the Bush Junta playing media games to keep Rove off the front page? We'll find out soon.

07/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Edith Clement: "Stealth Candidate"
Categories :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

The Bushites have found themselves with a SCOTUS candidate without a paper trail but who they firmly believe will carry out the Radical Right's agenda.

07/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Cooper Will, Miller Won't
Categories :: Breaking News :: Media

Miller agress to testify in the investigation of who exposed CIA agent Valerie Plame, but Miller refuses.

07/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Rove, PlameGate, and Plausible Deniability
Categories :: Criminal Acts

Karl Rove is going to get away with outing Valerie Plame. Here's how.

07/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Right-Wing Propagandists to Visit Iraq
Categories :: Propaganda/Spin

A group of talk radio reactionaries are visting Iraq so that they can tell Americans that things are going just ducky in the country.

06/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Supports Our Troops...
Categories :: Iraq :: Republicans

The Bush Adminstration and Congressional Republicans have short-changed out nation's troops. What a "surprise."

06/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
EPA Pages Dr. Mengele
Categories :: Activism :: Ethics

The EPA is happily skipping down a path better left untaken.

06/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
New Word: Malkinize
Categories :: Blowhards

A new slang term for the Left to use against the Right.

06/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP's 2006 Reelection Campaign
Categories :: Activism :: Election 2006 :: Right-wing Smears

The Republican Party is smearing a majority of Americans in an effort to win the 2006 election.

06/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
What Rove Wants to Distract You From
Categories :: Right-wing Smears

Karl ("Subhuman Pig") Rove wants you to divert your attention from his party's failures with his latest smear against Democrats.

06/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It's the Fist Amendment, Stupid!
Categories :: Civil Rights

The House GOP blows it again -- with a little help from some turn-coat Democrats.

06/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Helps Iranian Hard-liners Win
Categories :: George W. Bush

Bush deliberately sabotaged the recent Iranian elections.

06/17/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Support Dick Durbin
Categories :: Right-wing Smears

The right-wing sociopaths of the blogosphere have branded our troops Nazis as part of a smear campaign against Dick Durbin, the Senate's second highest-ranking Democrat.

06/17/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Global Warming? What Global Warming?
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Environment

The Bush Administration proves its allegiance to the Energy industry.

06/17/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
About Terri Schiavo…
Categories :: Blowhards :: Healthcare

The right-wing has gone off its rocker. Again.

06/16/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Governors Revolt Against Bush
Categories :: Healthcare

America's governors slap the Bush Adminstration in the face.

06/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
DSM News Round-Up
Categories :: Media

A brief look at the media's reaction to the Downing Street Memos.

06/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush & Honesty Not Well Acquainted
Categories :: Bush Administration

Once again, George Bush lies about the number of "terrorists" prosecuted by his administration.

06/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Military Vs. Bush
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Iraq

A devastating admission from senior military officials in Iraq doesn't bode well for Bush.

06/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
June 16th: Bush's "D" Day
Categories :: Congress :: Iraq

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings on the Downing Street Memo.

06/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
New GOP Fundraising Tactic: Prostitution
Categories :: Congress :: Republicans

The GOP is raising money by borrowing a page from the "world's oldest profession."

06/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Swarm this Poll!
Categories :: Activism :: Dean, Howard

Borrowing a page from Freepers...

06/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Truth Hurts
Categories :: Dean, Howard

Republican cry-babies are pitching yet another fit, to divert attention from an unflattering truth.

06/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Ted Kennedy Speaks About the DSM
Categories :: Breaking News

Senator Kennedy is the first Senator to speak about the Downing Street Memo; let's hope he's not the last.

06/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: Bush Administration

The downward spiral is now a straight power dive into oblivion.

06/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
No Dollars for Dean? No Problem
Categories :: Dean, Howard

Howard Dean is having trouble raising money from corporate donors -- which is actually good news.

06/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Reframing Unwanted Pregnancies
Categories :: Framing - Reproductive Issues

George Lakoff reminds everyone why he's the father of progressive framing and reframing by focusing on an old issue with a new name and new arguments to support it.

06/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Mehlman Lies About Downing Street Memo
Categories :: Republicans

The GOP's Ken Mehlman lies about the Downing Street Memo. What a "surprise."

06/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Grand Old Plutocracy, part II
Categories :: Class Warfare :: Republicans

The results of the GOP's three-decades of class warfare are in; guess who's winning?

06/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Grand Old Plutocracy
Categories :: Corporate Corruption :: Republicans

New details on just how corrupt the GOP has become.

06/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton Busted, DSM Right — Again
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy :: Iraq

More proof that the Downing Street Memo was right; the Bush Junta was fixing intelligence and intelligence agencies -- and used Bolton to do it on at least one occassion.

06/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Quran Urinated On, NOT Flushed
Categories :: Military

The military admits that prisoners and their Qurans HAVE been abused, and gives new details on some of the incidents. Again, Newsweek has been vindicated.

06/03/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Another GOP Tantrum
Categories :: Humor :: Republicans

The GOP "Crybaby Wing" is whining about Howard Dean's latest humourous barb.

06/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
"Thanks," Dick
Categories :: Blowhards :: Iraq

Dick Cheney spoke too soon, with his typical smugness.

06/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Pat Buchanan Is Scum
Categories :: Blowhards

Pat ("Adolf wasn't THAT bad") Buchanan calls the kettle "black."

06/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush's Watergate: The DSM
Categories :: Bush Administration

The case for impeaching George W. Bush.

06/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
From the "Duh" Department
Categories :: Corporate Corruption

A study from Dartmouth College restates what Democrats and business experts have been saying for five years.

06/01/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Knives Are Out
Categories :: Conservatives

Mark Felt has been blasted by former members of the Nixon Administration on CNN and MSNBC, but there's a political motive at play in these attacks.

05/31/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Blasts AI
Categories :: Bush Administration

Bush blasts Amnesty International, Amnesty U.S.A. (and reality) blast back.

05/31/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It's Official: Felt is "Deep Throat"
Categories :: Breaking News :: Democracy

One of the greatest mysteries in politics has been laid to rest with the truth.

05/30/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Creating New Osamas
Categories :: Foreign Policy

The Bush Administration is selling weapons to anti-American dictatorships in exchange for friendship and cooperation in the War on (Some) Terror.

05/27/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Newsweek Was Right
Categories :: Outrages

Someone owes Newsweek an apology.

05/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Dems Delay Bolton Vote
Categories :: Breaking News :: Foreign Policy

The Republicans lose -- again.

05/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Gingrich Helps Reid
Categories :: Democrats :: Framing 101

Harry Reid brilliantly reframed the Democratic Party in a speech before the National Press Club today. These are talking points, folks!

05/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Republicans

Another poll with bad news for the White House and the GOP. Will either group start listening to the American people any time soon?

05/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
You've Got Mail... Angry Mail
Categories :: Democrats :: Judges/Judiciary

A clarification of the post, "Democrats Surrender the Filibuster," inspired by angry e-mail from fellow Lefties.

05/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
McClellan Backpeddles on Newsweek Claim
Categories :: Bush Administration

The White House can't keep it's lies straight.

05/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Wingnuts Whining About Newsweek — Again
Categories :: Blowhards

Just when you thought righties had run out of anti-Newsweek steam, they find a new non-issue to get hot and bothered about...

05/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Democrats Surrender the Filibuster
Categories :: Breaking News :: Democrats :: Judges/Judiciary

The Democratic Party has just blown it. Big time.

05/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush and Company Going Down
Categories :: Republicans

Bush and the GOP's poll numbers continue to plummet.

05/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Newsweek is Vindicated
Categories :: Anti-War :: Media

A U.S. Army report examined by the NYT provides too much evidence to deny Newsweek's recent and controversial article.

05/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Rick Santorum is the Scum of the Earth
Categories :: Blowhards :: Hypocrisy

Rick Santorum has taken the Republican Sleaze Machine's hypocrisy rating to a new high.

05/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Star Wars Mania Moves In on MoveOn
Categories :: Judges/Judiciary

Beware the Sith Lord Frist!

05/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
"A lie keeps growing and growing..."
Categories :: Judges/Judiciary :: Media

Media Matters delves into the GOP's "The Top 10 filibuster falsehoods," since the Establishment media has decided to let the lies slide.

05/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Catherine Crier Reveals the GOP's Real Judicial Agenda
Categories :: Judges/Judiciary

There's an ulterior motive overlooked by many in the press observing the GOP's war on the judiciary, but Catherine Crier has spelled out.

05/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Truth From... Pat Buchanan?!
Categories :: Republicans

Pat Buchanan dishes the GOP's dirt, and it ain't pretty... unless you're a liberal.

05/17/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
News with Snark -- Just Because
Categories :: Misc

Supplementing our normal headlines service with a little commentary -- because that's what blogs do.

05/17/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
I Hate the "MSM"
Categories :: Media :: Republicans

What's wrong with the "MSM?" Not what you think.

05/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Corporate Aristocracy
Categories :: Corporate Welfare

An article from activist Holly Sklar reveal some shocking statistics about corporate executives, the de facto lords and ladies of America.

05/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Conyers Tells All
Categories :: Judges/Judiciary :: Race

Representative John Conyers has revealed a disturbing pattern of Republican Party racism when it comes to judicial nominees.

05/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Why Are The Dems Fighting Back?
Categories :: Democrats

In the 1990's the GOP planted several seeds that, nearly a decade later, have produced a crop of severely ticked-off Democrats...

05/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
DeLay's Hypocrisy Boundless
Categories :: Hypocrisy :: Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay has just gotten even sleazier, if you can believe it.

05/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Salon Picks-Up on Rycroft Memo
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Media

The "Rycroft Memo" story is a smoking gun covered with George Bush's fingerprints, but the so-called liberal media is taking its time deciding whether to cover the story. Let's see if others follow Salon's lead.

05/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Repudiating Robertson
Categories :: Activism :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

Pat Robertson actually thinks that independent judges are a greater threat to America than Al Qaeda...

05/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Success for "Drop the Hammer"
Categories :: Tom DeLay

The "Drop the Hammer" campaign proves that online activism pays-off.

05/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bombshell: Rycroft Memo Proves White House, Downing Street Conspired to Provoke Iraq War
Categories :: Breaking News :: Iraq :: Media

A classified memo proves that the U.S. and the U.K. conspired to manipulate Saddam Hussein into committing an act that would justify war, but the so-called liberal media isn't covering this bombshell.

05/03/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Pentagon Says Bush Has Jeopardized National Security
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Thanks to the Bushites, America is so over-extended because of Iraq and Afghanistan that we'd been in sad shape if a new crisis came our way.

05/03/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Numbers Do A Number on Bush
Categories :: Polling

Bush's downward spiral continues.

05/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
PBS: Bastion of Liberal Bias?
Categories :: Blowhards

When members of the extreme right-wing charge PBS with liberal bias, are they lying through their perpetually-clenched teeth or have they experienced a clinically-psychotic break with reality?

05/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
George Bush: Promising One Thing, Doing Another
Categories :: Social Security

George Bush contradicts his own Social Security commission with his "reform" plan.

05/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
How the Mighty are Fallen
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Media

We know Bush blew it big-time with his Thursday night press conference, but two Washington Post articles add a new perspective.

05/01/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Big Brother Bolton Tapped Phones
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush

Boltongate has just gotten more sordid with the revelation that Bolton illegally used the NSA to tap phones --including Colin Powell's.

04/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
How Low Can Bush Go?
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

Bush has finally revealed his plan to "reform" Social Security. As expected, it's craptacular.

04/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Polling

The conservative AOL has released a poll whose results have got to be making the Bushites cringe.

04/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Dirty Half-Dozen (Minus One)
Categories :: Activism :: Congress :: Tom DeLay

Restoring the bi-partisan rules of the House Ethics Committee was only half the battle; now the Republican Committee members must recuse themselves from any inew investigation into Tom DeLay.

04/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Republican Recklessness: GOP Passes Do-Nothing Budget
Categories :: Breaking News :: Economy :: Republicans

The Republican Party blows it again, passing a budget deal for a budget that does nothing to address the economic and social problems Americans face..

04/27/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
America Says Bush Lied
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Iraq

Another major set-back for the Bush Administration; Laura better hide the pretzels in case George gets suicidal...

04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton in Trouble Again
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Yet more evidence showing how unfit Bolton is for the U.N. When will the Bush Admin do the right thing and get him to pull his nomination?

04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Donations to DeLay Waaaaay Down
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

Good News: DeLay has been cut-off from his Congressional cash cow.

04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Yet More Evidence that Bolton is Unfit for U.N.
Categories :: Foreign Policy

More evidence that John Bolton is to diplomacy what the KKK is to tolerance.

04/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
GOP Going Down
Categories :: Republicans

A new poll has bad, bad news for the Republican Party.

04/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
New Evidence Damns DeLay
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Don't let Tom DeLay resign; he's doing more good for the Democratic Party than harm!

04/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Attacks Clean Air
Categories :: Corporate Welfare :: Environment

Bush tries to use Earth Day to gut the Clean Air act, proving just how toxic he is.

04/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Republicans Rally Against Earth Day
Categories :: Corporate Welfare :: Environment

On Thursday, House Republicans showed their scorn for a sound energy policy and gave "the finger" to Earth Day in the process.

04/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Fight for the Constitution
Categories :: Activism :: Judges/Judiciary

Don't let radical judicial activists attack the Constitution; contact Congress.

04/21/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Admin Gets a Big Swat From Teachers
Categories :: Education

The NEA and three states decide to teach the Bush Administration a lesson.

04/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Call Her "Condosleeza"
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Rice, Condoleezza

Condoleeza Rice runs interference for John Bolton -- and risks national security to do it.

04/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bushites Blame VLWC for Bolton Woes
Categories :: George W. Bush

White House Damage Control 101: Make unsubstantiated accusations that other people are making unsubstantiated accusations.

04/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
More Veiled Deaththreats from DeLay
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Some people just never learn, do they?

04/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Evidence Mounts Against Bolton
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Yet more evidence has surfaced that shows John Bolton is unfit to serve as amabassador to the U.N. Will the GOP do the right thing and scuttle his nomination?

04/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP's War on the Middle Class
Categories :: Breaking News :: Class Warfare :: Corporate Welfare

The GOP has once again demonstrated it's moral bankruptcy by putting millionaires and billion-dollar industries above the American middle-class.

04/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Fear and Favor in the Corporate Media
Categories :: Media

Understanding the media is key to framing...

04/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
GOP Dishonors Veterans
Categories :: Taxes

This week the GOP opposed increased spending for veterans, then proposed increased tax-cuts for the richest 1% of Americans. So much for supporting our troops.

04/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Puts Dead Millionaires Before America
Categories :: Activism :: Taxes

Fight the Republican deficit by fighting the latest GOP tax break for America's wealthiest.

04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Get Your Creativity On
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

What would you tell the voters in Tom DeLay's district?

04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It's Still the Economy, Stupid!
Categories :: Economy

The GOP continues its reign of fiscal incompetance...

04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The DeLay Scandal Grows
Categories :: Tom DeLay

More evidence of DeLay's corruption shows just how drunk with power he's been.

04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
From the "What Liberal Media" Department
Categories :: Media Snake Oil

Pataki is on the verge -- nay -- he's on the verge's CUSP of soundly defeating Spitzer in a gubernatorial race. Not.

04/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Protect America by Protecting Social Security
Categories :: Social Security

The Bush assault on Social Security threatens city, county, and state governments nationwide.

04/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Blows Another Hole Into the Economy
Categories :: Economy

The Republican Party's pattern of mismanagement continues...

04/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
DeLay Should Resign... It's the "Wright" Thing to Do
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay sites Jesus as someone who should be emulated, but there's another person whose name starts with "J" that DeLay should be following instead.

04/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
A Radical Reframe
Categories :: Fundamentalism :: Judges/Judiciary

Forget activist judges: A new but already prominent right-wing hategroup is reframing them as "Supremacists."

04/09/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
General Motors and the Chilling Effect
Categories :: Media

GM bludgeons the L.A. Times, but papers everywhere feel the blow.

04/09/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
There They Go Again
Categories :: Fundamentalism

The American Taliban is cartwheeling down the warpath...

04/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Congress

The latest AP-Ipsos poll shows that the Bush Administration and the GOP-controlled Congress are in a downward spiral.

04/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Time for DeLay to Go Cold Turkey
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

American Progress has a new campaign to send money-addict Tom DeLay into withdrawal.

04/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Lies About “Liberal” Academia
Categories :: Education

A study claiming that liberal college instructors are hired and promoted over non-liberal ones by a 3-1 ratio has been exposed as fraud, funded by a right-wing foundation.

04/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: George W. Bush

The latest Gallup poll kicks George Bush while he's down.

04/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Gives the Finger to His Creditors
Categories :: Economy :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

Bush is getting desperate to destroy Social Security, but his rhetoric may lead to a lot more than Social Security's destruction...

04/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Culture of Strife
Categories :: Anti-War :: Corporate Welfare :: Foreign Policy

The Bush Administration's defense-related spending spree is garnering criticism from BOTH the Left and the Right.

04/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Shut-Down the (Moral) Bankruptcy Bill
Categories :: Activism :: Corporate Welfare

The House of Representatives will be voting on the (moral) bankruptcy bill this Wednesday; tell your Congressional representatives to put the poor and middle class ahead of the credit card industry.

03/31/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Paging the Corporate Media
Categories :: Iraq :: Media

Today the cable news networks have set all coverage of important events aside to fixate on passing of one woman, after ignoring the deaths of so many others.

03/30/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Know Thine Enemy
Categories :: Progressive Strategy

Bill Bradley explains that the GOP's 1964 revival strategy can be used by the Democratic Party of 2005.

03/30/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The New Social Security Divide
Categories :: Social Security

Bush's scheme to privatize Social Security has lost more support; maybe that's why he (once again) kicked out three potential non-supporters from his Denver rally.

03/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The WSJ: Tom DeLay's Iceberg
Categories :: Tom DeLay

The uberconservative Wall Street Journal has shredded Tom DeLay in an editorial, sounding the death knell for DeLay's crumbling political career.

03/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Blows It With Bolton Nomination
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Someone needs to send the Bush Administration a copy of Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People."

03/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP: A Corporate Subsidiary
Categories :: Corporate Welfare

The American Taliban segment of the GOP has gotten a lot of attention recently for its power over the party, but Big Business is co-owner of the Party of Lincoln.

03/27/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
DeLay's Hypocrisy is Utterly Beyond the Pale
Categories :: Hypocrisy

What was good enough for Tom DeLay's own father wasn't good enough for Terry Schiavo. Can DeLay possibly sink any lower?

03/27/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The TSA Lied and Privacy Died
Categories :: Privacy

The TSA admits lying through its teeth... but claims it didn't lie on purpose.

03/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Culture of Life F-16s
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Hypocrisy In a major policy shift, the Bush Administration is selling Pakistan F-16 fighter jets -- but claiming that the sale (which was blocked by Congressional sanctions passed in the early 1990s) won't destabilize the incredibly tense relationship between Pakistan and...

03/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Justice for Terry That Much Closer
Categories :: Activism :: Breaking News

The Supreme Court refused, for a fifth time, to prolong Terry Schiavo's agony; make sure Governor Jeb Bush doesn't improperly intervene.

03/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
An Eruption of Censorship
Categories :: Censorship :: Religion

The American Taliban has another notch on its belt.

03/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Truth About Terry
Categories :: Breaking News

An online conversation with Dr. Jay Wolfson, who served as Terry Schiavo's guardian ad litem for nearly thirty days, debunks the right-wing's myths about the case.

03/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Privatization Propaganda Failing
Categories :: Propaganda/Spin :: Social Security

Bush's daily attacks on Social Security are still failing to win converts.

03/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Lied, Endangered U.S. — Again
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush

Bush has lied about WMDs again, and endangered the entire world in the process. Isn't the GOP supposed to be the party of National Security?

03/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Social Security for Sale at E-Bay
Categories :: Activism :: Humor :: Social Security

Billionaires for Bush injects some humor into the GOP's assault on Social Security.

03/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It's OUR Culture of Life
Categories :: Hypocrisy :: Republicans

Republicans claim to value a "Culture of Life," but their policies and practices have been inimical to every facet of life.

03/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Tom DeLay Attacks Terry Schiavo
Categories :: Activism :: Civil Rights

Tom DeLay hit a new high on the "hypocrisy meter" during his attack on Terry Schiavo this weekend...

03/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Words of Mass Deception
Categories :: Anti-War

Revisiting three of the lies told by the Bush Administration to sell Americans on the illegal invasion of Iraq, which marks it's second anniversary today.

03/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Terry Schiavo Is Dead
Categories :: Civil Rights

Right-wingers are agitating for a ban on dignified death and using Terry Schiavo as a tool to achieve that end, but their "monopoly" on the "sanctity of life" is a mirage.

03/19/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Babs Sells a Social Security... Down the River
Categories :: Social Security

Barbara Bush supports the devastation of a program that she'll never need; THAT should turn the public around on privatizing Social Security!

03/16/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Military Comes Clean
Categories :: Outrages

The U.S. military has released evidence that shows Abu Ghraib was just the tip of the "torture iceberg."

03/16/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Dems Stand Firm on Social Security
Categories :: Congress :: Democrats :: Social Security

Senate Democrats won a small Social Security victory yesterday with big (and bad) implications down the road for Republicans.

03/15/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush's-Titanically Bad Plan Going Down
Categories :: Social Security

Yet another poll showing that the Bush Administration's push to privatize Social Security is as popular as herpes in a house of ill repute.

03/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
REAL Family Values Upheld by California Court
Categories :: Breaking News :: Civil Rights

California's highest court rules in favor of same-sex marriages; the Bush Base will soon gather pitchforks and torches in protest.

03/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Pay No Attention to the President Behind the Curtain
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Media :: Propaganda/Spin

The Bush Administration's deceptive Public Relations offensive, funded by tax-payer dollars, is more widespread than once thought.

03/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Your Right to [Redacted by Government Order]
Categories :: Activism :: Democracy :: Government

We'd have a summary of this article, but the government won't allow it.

03/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Categories :: Corporate Welfare

The GOP wants to protect subsidies for corporate agriculture by denying low-income children food. Where's the compassion?

03/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Maybe She's Born with It. Maybe It's Phthalates.
Categories :: Corporate Corruption

The cosmetics industry is fighting an effort to ban toxic chemicals from its products; no matter what kind of face the industry puts on it, its bad news for consumers.

03/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Blows Airline Safety
Categories :: Terrorism

You might want to think twice before "flying the friendly skies."

03/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Move On, George
Categories :: Bush Administration

George W. Bush and his administration have become mindlessly repetitive.

03/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The "Mandate Myth" and Social Security
Categories :: Election 2004 :: Social Security

Dick Cheney is claiming that the administration has a "mandate" for privatizing Social Security, but nothing could be further from the truth.

03/09/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
There IS a Social Security Crisis
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Framing - Individuals :: Social Security

Democrats need to reframe the Social Security debate: There IS a crisis... but it's being caused by the Bush Administration's irresponsibility.

03/09/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Pop Quiz: Bush and College Education
Categories :: Education

George W. Bush gets on "A" for Public Speaking but an "F" for speaking dishonestly

03/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Still Rattling Saber at Syria
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Bush's saber-rattling at Syria today might be rattling several U.S. allies... if he meant what he said.

03/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Doesn't Cotton to the WTO
Categories :: Tactics

The GOP has been savaging the Democratic Party's political base; could, and should, the Democratic Party respond in kind?

03/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush's Lemon: Privatizing Social Security
Categories :: Framing - Individuals :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

George W. Bush is selling his Social Security privatization scheme as if it were a used car.

03/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton at the U.N. is Bad News
Categories :: Breaking News :: Bush Administration

The Bush Administration has just chosen a notoriously undiplomatic man to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: John Bolton.


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