Ted Cruz’s Elusive “Moment”

September 26th, 2013 in Guests by Jaime Franchi

The old pathways of the Joe Bidens and Robert Byrds are outdated, cast-away like the crooners of yesteryear in favor of digitally remastered voice recordings.

RIP Bradley Manning

August 28th, 2013 in Guests by Jaime Franchi

We cannot save Bradley. Bradley Manning is dead. Chelsea is the answer to the vultures who feed on the deaths of others. She is the phoenix who rises from the ash.


August 6th, 2013 in News by Jed Morey

Considering who is about to be in charge of administering LIBOR, the Obama Administration and U.S. regulators might want to pay close attention to how the process unfolds.

Obama Stands His Ground

July 22nd, 2013 in Guests by Jaime Franchi

By speaking forthright about his own experience as a black American, again he raised the level of discourse in the country to one above talking points and pretended offense. He opened himself up to the ridiculous misinterpretations that are plaguing the Internet, those who will take his words out of context, to reshape them into something unworthy of a President. But it wasn’t.

On Spitzer: Can our Leaders be Cheaters?

July 16th, 2013 in Guests by Jaime Franchi

Do we really need to expose sexual peccadilloes of our politicians – does the immorality of their personal/sexual life translate into their jobs in public service? Or is this an outdated mode of judgement?

The 4th Amendment, the 4th Estate, and the Slope upon which we Slip

June 24th, 2013 in Guests by Jaime Franchi

If we’re to welcome truth and transparency as we say we do, why the urge to persecute a truth teller?


Fetal Position

June 21st, 2013 in Guests by Jaime Franchi

Republican Michael Burgess who rationalized that by 15 weeks, a fetus could be documented touching its genitals. From that he surmised that it must feel pleasure, concluding that it must also be able to feel pain. I don’t think he’s crazy.

Extreme Alliance: Finding Common Ground with Manning and Snowden

June 12th, 2013 in Journalism by Jed Morey

Where others have failed to shed light on the dark shadow our military casts over the world, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have succeeded by demonstrating the courage to reveal our ignominy and speak truth to power

Big Oil’s Iranian Scare Tactic

June 4th, 2013 in News by Jed Morey

On nearly every level, this is a terrible bill. And Senator Inhofe and his co-sponsors likely understand this fact.

U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect

June 4th, 2013 in News by Jed Morey

“It’s quite shocking actually because it violates the long-standing presumption that the military is under civilian control.”