I agree with Matt Hershey that both Bill Maher’s and Rush Limbaugh’s comments were repulsive, misogynistic and offensive. There are many things I disagree on with Sarah Palin—pretty much everything, actually—but to call her a “c–t” is not just calling her any other rude word. It’s an attack based solely on gender, which is unacceptable.
A troubling month-old incident in Florida is only now gaining national attention. On February 26th, a 17-year-old African-American boy named Trayvon Martin was shot in the Sanford, Florida gated community where his father lived. He was returning to his father’s house from a nearby convenience store, where he bought a pack of Skittles for his
Today at the New Republic, Jonathan Cohn analyzes the latest iteration of Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget overhaul (which our very own Jon Green parsed yesterday). Under the humble title of “The Stunning Immorality of Paul Ryan’s Budget,” Cohn argues that Ryan’s plan would “take health insurance away from tens of millions of people, while effectively
Did we ever have it to begin with?
House Republicans unveiled their new budget proposal today, advocating sharp cuts in both tax rates and domestic spending levels to eliminate our nation’s deficit by 2040.