Bloggers React To Obama's Oval Office Speech About the Gulf Oil Spill

"Half hearted." "Disappointed." "I wanted much more specific info." -- those were just some of the reactions being thrown around as the president wrapped up his 19-minute address to the nation -- his first from the Oval Office -- Tuesday night. ...more

I'm not quite sure what people expected of the President on Tuesday night. People seem to forget ...more

Workers Say BP Took Shortcuts before Rig Explosion: A Look at Corporate Character

If you watched CNN last night and the night before, you may have seen Anderson Cooper's interviews with some of the workers who survived the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that BP leased from Transocean in the Gulf of Mexico. You may have been shocked to learn that BP appears to have put saving time and money ahead of saving human lives. I wasn't. ...more

If BP's main priority has been anything other than safety, this is not good. This is not good ...more

Senator Jake Knotts Slings Racial Slur at Candidate Nikki Haley: Is an Apology Going to Be Enough?

Thank you, South Carolina and Republican state Sen. Jake Knotts. You've introduced some people in America to another racial slur, one generally reserved for Arabs, Sikhs, and sometimes African-Americans, too: "rag head." That's what you called your fellow Republican and female gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley -- who's leading in the South Carolina polls. ...more

The thing about racist stuff coming out of someone's mouth is that it originated somewhere ...more

The Oil Spill, from a liberal oilfield wife

As you know, assuming you live in the world, the oil is still spilling. I'm honestly surprised by that. I really thought it would have been taken care of by now. The fact that it hasn't been proves just how difficult conditions are. I've been hearing a lot of nonsense from a lot of people on the right and the left, and I just want to give my take on things....more

(VIDEO) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama Meet After Tough Talk About Immigration, Lawsuits

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer met with President Barack Obama at the White House today regarding Arizona's controversial new immigration law. The meeting has been likened by national news outlets to everything from a Cold War summit to a "face-off." ...more

As a legal, naturalized citizen and former police officer, I STRONGLY support this law. It's a ...more

America's Embrace of Fascism

There’s a lot of the world socialism being thrown around these days. However, the US couldn’t be farther away from socialism. That’s because it’s actually fascist....more

Those images worth a thousand soundbites: new White House Vlog

With its new, weekly video log -- "West Wing Week" -- the Obama administration is offering a pearl beyond price (no sarcasm intended), it seems to me. ...more

Obama vs. Miranda: We're all terrorists now

By speaking out against your government's fascist activities, which is your patriotic duty under the Constitution, you can now be labeled a terrorist. This has never been more dangerous time, as Obama is on an all out assault against the Constitution and civil liberties, as he wants to dismiss Miranda rights....more

Obama Goes On Oil Spill Warpath; Jindal Says BP Will Be Held Accountable

Yes, the oil spill is an environmental disaster. Yes, it is a crisis that has spread beyond Louisiana's shores, but the phrase that repeatedly pops up when people talk about this problem is "It's a mess." The Associated Press and Dan Froomkin at Huffington Post report that the experts don't even seem to know the flow's source location. ...more

(VIDEO) University of Michigan Commencement Speech: Why I'm Falling Out of "Like" With Obama

So I spent a Saturday at the University of Michigan graduation in Ann Arbor listening to President Barack Obama deliver a commencement address. Now, I don't hate Obama. I never have. I don't particularly like his politics, and I don't like his friends, and I disagree almost unilaterally with his agenda, but you know what? I don't dislike him. I think he can be really inspirational, and to tell the truth, I was looking forward to hearing him give a soaring address about grasping the future, being the change you want to see in the world, unicorns pooping rainbows, etc. ...more