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The vast majority of Denverites won’t be voting in today’s municipal election. Of the minority that choose to vote, most have either mailed in their...
Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, the Santa Fe native awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama last week, later appeared on The Daily Show later. He spoke of his service and the raid in Afghanistan that cost him his hand, which is now replaced with an artificial hand. Stewart was speechless.
Cable TV news satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mocked Arizona Senator Jon Kyl Monday for the way he overstepped in making the case against Planned Parenthood on the floor of the Senate last week. Kyl's wild exaggeration about Planned Parenthood and abortion, however, served to underline the distortions at the heart of the broader campaign waged against Planned Parenthood since January.
Tomorrow New York Republican Rep. Peter King will open his Homeland Security Committee hearings on the question of whether or not Muslim-Americans are doing enough to help safeguard the nation from terrorism. The hearings have been pilloried as an exercise in attention-grabbing ethnic-baiting and scapegoating and as an essentially unfair government-sanctioned exercise in Islamophobia. After all, what ethnic group in America is doing enough to safeguard the nation from terrorism? Could any group -- much less a loosely affiliated ethnic or religious group-- do enough to safeguard the nation from terrorism? King has responded to such criticism by doubling down. He has rearranged the committee schedule to ratchet up its partisan circus quality and he has dismissed his own past as an unabashed supporter of the terrorist Irish Republican Army.
OK. It's finally time for a little sanity. From now until the election, all candidates have agreed to run only positive ads, to disavow...