he fact is, we've got to be focused on how we're going to change this program. And people who are on Social Security today, men and women who are receiving those benefits today or individuals of my age that are on -- in line pretty quick to get them, they don't need to worry about anything. I think the Republican candidates are talking about ways to transition this program.And it is a monstrous lie. It is a Ponzi scheme to tell our kids that are 25 or 30 years today you're paying into a program that's going to be there. read more
Some Republicans are snubbing the President by skipping his jobs address tonight.And it sounds like the ones who will be there already don't like what he has to say.The deficit-reduction supercommittee meets today.Gore v. Obama.Spokane MLK Day bomber pleads guilty.Khaddafy says he's still in Libya. But the bigger question is: where are his surface-to-air missiles?Want to see a supernova with binoculars? read more
Tina sent around an internal transcript of tonight's debate so out of curiosity I popped it into the old Wordle:I'm not sure I'm seeing any big insights. Obviously Harris and Williams and Applause are artifacts of the transcript, not the answers. I wonder why Get is so big. read more
Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern right here on msnbc, eight Republicans running for the honor of being their party's presidential nominee will debate for the fourth time this year. What you won't hear from the moderators or the commentators or even the candidates is much about the location of the event -- the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. read more
Whatever you're planning for the 10th anniversary of 9-11, these folks are getting ready for America's "last days." The Dallas preacher behind the new "Twilight's Last Gleaming" sermons has a book coming out with a foreword by Mike Huckabee in January, so we're good at least through then.Kyle Mantyla's got the goods over at Right Wing Watch. read more
I admit that I don't know as much as I should about the Troy Davis case. I know, as you might, that 20 years ago, Davis was convicted quickly and sentenced to die in Georgia for the killing of off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail two years earlier. I understand also that a significant movement believes that Mr. Davis may be as he maintains: innocent.As noted in this article about Mr. Davis' brief 2007 stay of execution, most of the witnesses have recanted or contradicted their earlier testimony (and some alleged that they were coerced into giving it). read more
what I believe history will record. That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return: with peace and hope for all mankind..."