All Further Articles for 2012-02-17

Friday, February 17, 2012
Hold Tight To Your Anger
Bruce Springsteen has a new album , "Wrecking Ball," a sorrowful, furious roar about "a basic theft (that) struck to the heart of the American idea,” with no one held accountable. Reportedly his most political album, it's about "the distance between American reality and the American Dream,” now greater than he's ever seen. It has the last sax solo from the late Clarence Clemons. Out March 5. "The banker man grows fat / The working man grows thin / It's all happened before and it will happen again."
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Rebuilding the America We Love: Newt's Bus Breaks Down Among the Pagans
The campaign bus of famously homophobic Newt Gingrich broke down in famously gay West Hollywood, prompting locals to have a fine old time on Twitter. Tasty Poetic Justice, with a side of Blissful Metaphor.
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GOP in Maine Though Also Pretty Much Everywhere Else: OOPS
Much like Iowa only worse, Maine Republicans may have misspoken when they announced Romney won the state caucuses. It seems some hadn't met yet and others maybe miscounted and Ron Paul might in fact have won so could local GOP "leaders" please resend their vote totals and they'll try not to screw them up this time? Paul’s campaign called the mess “inexplicable," which resonates for us. Rachel Maddow has more . And a new survey finds nobody likes the GOP. We can't imagine why.
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Sitting Still and Listening
The death of Anthony Shadid, while doing what he'd done for years to bear singular witness to the story of the Middle East, is a huge loss. We will miss his grace and gifts. More here and here. May his memory be a blessing.
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Swords Into Billboards
Mexico's Pres. Felipe Calderon has unveiled a "No More Weapons!" billboard at the border made from thousands of crushed firearms to urge U.S. officials to stop the deadly flow of weapons - at last count, over 140,000 that have killed almost 50,000 Mexicans. Listen up, Congress and arms profiteers.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Buchanan Out
Whining he was the victim of "an incessant clamor from the left," MSNBC has finally dropped Pat Buchanan and his hateful rhetoric. In a nasty rant , he lashed out at Color of Change and other liberal "blacklisters" who "smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic any who contradict (their) smelly little orthodoxies,” thus kindly reminding us why we're so glad he's gone.
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