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Fear Grips Tea Party as Nation Marches into the Future

What if the USA caught up with wiley Osama Bin Laden and captured him. Do you think the Tea Partiers would praise the capture? Yes, of course they would if this was 2007 and their tribal leader George Bush was President. But since it's Obama, hell no! They would react and reject coming up with some weird seemingly logical way to position their opposition. How do we know? Because, they failed the "Test for Validity" exam. What is the Test for Validity exam?

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web 2/16/10

Michael Lind reaches back into Anglo Saxon mythology for a political history lesson and some perspective on the "Tea Party" at Salon. Tom Engelhardt assures us that the Christmas bomber incident was not a national emergency but other reasons why we might want to hang on to our skivvies. The damage done to our country by the criminal behavior at our largest banks and financial institutions is probably far more profound than anything plotted in the caves of Tora Bora and Jim Hightower wants to know: "What happened to reforming Wall Street?" Those stories and more in today's picks

American Democracy Is Not the Gold Standard

Why Whatley prefaces with a flag-waive is obvious and his championing of American democracy is absurd.

Tea Party Is National Embarrassment

The Party is unconcerned with pesky things like facts or reasoned, practical solutions to the country’s problems.

The Pitbull in Lipstick is Back!

She's "tired of hearin' the talk talk talk" but Palin wowed Tea Party Nation Inc. with nastiness for fun and profit By Joan Walsh Salon Eric...

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Robert Reich points out that it's Congress that does the legislating around here not Wall Street. SC's Lt Guv finds lots of laughs in the unemployed using food stamps, Jim Hightower can't find the humor. At Tomgram we learn that as we suspected, "The Commercials Are the Super Bowl," and the GOP after preaching the horrors of public insurance wants to ration my Medicare and get its greedy fingers ion my Social Security. All that and more in today's picks

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Yes Magazine's Brooke Jarvis brings tells an entertaining and timely story of Murray Hill Inc, the first corporation to run for political office; proving, I suppose, that some Corps retain a sense of the absurd. Haiti's thoroughly inept government is taking increasing fire from her beleaguered citizens and Jim Hightower is back firing away at Corporate personhood in today's picks.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Matt Taibbi takes David Brooks to the Woodshed, The Nation looks at the State of the Union in a unique way, "Foreclosure" a national tragedy ignored in last night's address, Byron Dorgan discusses the Dems rescue of the economy and Jim Hightower throws some rocks at a glass building, in today's picks.

“Tea-Party” Notable Arrested for Child Rape, Possible Domestic Terrorism Threat

Dyer has been charged with first degree rape. When police searched Dyer's home for evidence on that charge, they found a grenade launcher that matched the description of one of three that were reportedly stolen from an Army post in California.