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Liberal Pundits: By Passing Tax Bill, Republicans Are ‘Looting’ America

December 21, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Congressional Republicans may not celebrate the passage of the tax bill at the inside-the-Beltway equivalent of the Bada Bing, but Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall nonetheless likens them to some notable patrons of that fictional North Jersey strip club. “The absolute need to pass something and to pass […]

Amanda Marcotte Links Alleged Media Sex Misconduct To ‘Baseless Campaign Of Persecution’ Against Hillary

December 1, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Matt Lauer. Charlie Rose. Bill O’Reilly. Mark Halperin. Any one of those guys is just like the others in two important and intertwined ways, suggested Salon’s Amanda Marcotte on Wednesday: each is an alleged sexual harasser who has lost at least one high-profile media gig as a result, and each had […]

Vox Writer: ‘Conservative Elites’ Have ‘Misled’ Their Followers About Climate Change

November 12, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Liberals have little chance of converting conservatives on climate change, but eventually righties will get swept to the left on the issue whether they like it or not, believes Vox’s David Roberts. In a Friday piece, Roberts maintained that “the weather is only getting worse, young people are only getting more […]

Liberal Pundit: Unpopular Trump Could Be Re-Elected, Since ‘Character Assassination Is The GOP Specialty’

October 6, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Many persons have started thinking about President Trump’s re-election campaign. One, of course, is Trump himself. Another is lefty pundit Paul Waldman, who in a September 27 column for The Week argued that while recent approval ratings for Trump don’t augur well for his winning a second term, he might pull […]

New Republic Writer: Conservative Media Have Reached Their ‘Evolutionary Endpoint: Sheer Propaganda’

August 31, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Many years ago, Rush Limbaugh started calling the MSM “state-run media.” The New Republic’s Sarah Jones indicated on Wednesday that Rush’s description might better fit righty outlets whose agendas dovetail with President Trump’s. “The Trump era has brought conservative media to its evolutionary endpoint: sheer propaganda,” wrote Jones. “It can be […]

Pundit Charles Pierce: After Charlottesville, Republicans No Longer Can ‘Have It Both Ways’ On Race

August 14, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ On Saturday afternoon, an act of racist terrorism was committed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among those responsible, according to Esquire’s Charles Pierce, were Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. “Every Republican who ever played footsie with the militias out west owns this bloodshed,” disgorged Pierce in a Sunday post. “Every Republican […]

Kos: ‘Conservatives Are Literally Pining For Dictatorship’ In America

July 29, 2017 by


By Tom Johnson ~ On Friday morning, Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas (pictured) faintly — very faintly — praised Republicans for their straightforwardness while damning them for their supposed hostility to political freedom. The post’s headline: “Republicans are totalitarians, and they’re being more honest about it every day.” “We’ve long known that Republicans […]