Monthly Archives: June 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Health Care Law

ANALYSIS by Glynn Wilson The United States Supreme Court surprised media organizations and pundits of all stripes on Thursday by upholding the constitutionality of the first ever law regulating the health care industry in the country’s storied history, including the individual mandate conservatives were sure the court would strike down. (Read the full decision here…

Must Watch: HBO’s The Newsroom

This May Be the Best Show Now on Television Season 1 Trailer – A Changed Man You’ve got to see this. I just watched the first 10 minutes and it’s the best television I’ve seen in a very, very long time. From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of…

Karl Rove Lies on Fox News Again, and Again

Why would Karl Rove lie so blatantly on Fox News about the Siegelman case when the question was about his political organization? Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com There is no way this right-wing Republican political organization, American Crossroads, which is spending millions of dollars to try to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012…

Religious Nuts Take Over Public Television in Alabama

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson If ignorance is bliss, Alabamaland must be the happiest place on earth. Are you happy yet living in Ignoramousville? The inmates have taken over the asylum called Alabama and all anyone can say is: “Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits.” Radical Christian theists and their pro-big business allies…

Air Force Secret Space Plane Lands in California After Mysterious Mission

The U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane finally returned to Earth Saturday, wrapping up a mysterious mission that lasted more than year in orbit. The unmanned X-37B spacecraft, also known as Orbital Test Vehicle-2 (OTV-2), glided back to Earth on autopilot, touching down at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 a.m. PDT (8:48…

Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Sells Out American Construction Workers

Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby is spearheaded an effort to put in jeopardy the wages and jobs of all construction workers in the United States, according to the AFL-CIO. The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations voted 19 to 11 to approve an amendment offered by the Alabama Republican to remove language from the Labor…

Freedom of the Press is Not Free

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson It’s summertime in Alabama now. No matter what the official calendar says. The mercury hit 91 here today. That was probably in the shade. We just got back from the local farmer’s market, where Alabama farmers show up every Thursday to sell their goods directly to the public. There…

Voter Suppression Exposed in Florida

Daily Show’s John Oliver Exposes Florida’s Republican Voter Suppression Law The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott’s law requiring new voters to submit completed registration forms within 48 hours after filling them out is clearly designed to suppress…

AFL-CIO and Partners Announce Far-Reaching Voter Rights Campaign

The AFL-CIO announced a far-reaching, multi-partner campaign to register voters Tuesday and to ensure they can cast their ballots without intimidation and follow through to make sure those votes are counted. Speaking at a press conference in Washington, D.C., AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker said this campaign represents the union movement’s most aggressive…

Romney Wants Fewer Teachers, Police Officers and Firefighters?

Trumka Says No to A Romney Presidency AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka put Mitt Romney’s recent statements on public employees into perspective Sunday. Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Trumka said, “Mitt Romney says he wants fewer teachers—that means larger classrooms. He says he wants fewer firefighters—that means less safety. I mean, rich people will probably…

Alabama Oil and Gas Lease Sale Delayed Due to ‘Widespread Protest’

by Glynn Wilson After high level talks in Washington, D.C. between environmental legal advocates in consultation with the U.S. Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management has decided to delay pending oil and gas leases in Alabama national forests “in the face of widespread protest there,” according to the Washington…

Oliver Stone Discusses New Movie ‘Savages’ About War on Drugs

On of my favorite directors Oliver Stone explores the issue surrounding the evolving marijuana industry in California and beyond in his new film, “Savages.” Drawing from both his own experience and his concerns about government control, he comments on the fallibility of the drug war. He discusses it openly on Current TV, in a way…