Rush Limbaugh and others on the Right have criticized President Obama as too supportive of Pope Francis and Jesus on the treatment of the poor. Our secretly Muslim President is too Christian for their tastes.
I didn’t see Super Bowls 1 and 2, but I vividly recall Super Bowl 3. The Baltimore Colts of the NFL were heavy favorites over the New York Jets of the AFL. Then NY Jet quarterback, Joe Namath, predicted a New York win. People watched to see if he could fulfill his boast and he did.
Super Bowl 48 will be played outdoors on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It will be a battle of the News, New England versus New Orleans. Weather will be a factor. Bad weather will favor New England, while good weather will favor New Orleans.
It's been said to the point of becoming cliche that once Democrats passed significant health-care reform, they'd "own" everything about the American health-care system for good or ill. For some time to come, people will blame Barack Obama for health-care problems he had absolutely nothing to do with. But there's a corollary to that truism we're seeing play out now, which is that what used to be just "a sucky thing that happened to me" or "something about the way insurance works that I don't particularly like"—things that have existed forever—are now changing into…
For many years the American Right -- and many of the most powerful elements of corporate and Wall Street elite -- have conducted a war on public employees.
Their campaign has taken many forms. They have tried to slash the number of public sector jobs, cut the pay and benefits of public sector workers, and do away with public employee rights to collective bargaining.
On MSNBC now, the Chris Hayes program follows the Chris Matthews program. Matthews’s star is declining while that of Hayes is rising. With my hearing loss, I find both men hard to follow since both speak so rapidly. Chris Matthews doesn’t move his lips which makes it even harder for me. Matthews is also a poor host who talks at the same time as his guests, creating a babble of sound that I cannot decipher. I think that Chris Hayes provides better analysis, while Matthews spends too much time on who may run for president in 2016.