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Not often that I praise Jane Hamsher, but she is right that S&P improperly has injected itself into the political process: Standard and Poors is evidently meeting with high-stakes gamblers and letting them know where to place their bets as they manipulate the global economy. But they...

Trust me, I'm not counting my chickens before they have come home to roost.  But it is enjoyable to read the distraught comments from those trying to run away from the wave.The "wave" is the most recent Gallup poll showing a 10 point generic ballot...

Robert Gibbs used the term the "Professional Left" in attacking left-wing critics of Obama.I like the term. It carries with it a sense that opposition to Obama from the left does not primarily come from bloggers in underwear sitting in their parents' basements.Some 1st Tier...

The lies behind the Obamacare push resemble birds flocking together and fish swimming in schools. By throwing forward so many falsehoods as to the supposed benefits of Obamacare, it confuses attackers and makes it harder to isolate any one lie. Firedoglake, which stands almost alone in...

Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake has been one of the few avowed progressives willing to speak out against Obamacare.As I have explored before, Hamsher's central objection is my central objection, the mandate. We object to the mandate on very different grounds; she because it makes the...

Okay, it's not Jane Hamsher (who has not responded to my Open Letter), but another blogger at Firedoglake is calling for progressives to oppose Martha Coakley, Progressives, please help defeat Coakley: It is very important that progressives help defeat Coakley. Please read my explanation. The...

Yesterday I posted on Jane Hamsher's appearance on Fox News to demand defeat of the Senate bill.Today, Hamsher and Grover Norquist, who runs the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, have issued a joint letter demanding the resignation of Rahm Emanuel, and an investigation into Emanuel's...

Forget the junior Congressman from Alabama who is defecting to the Republicans. The big defection of the day was the decision by Jane Hamsher, proprietor of the left-wing Firedoglake group blog and organizer of the Hadassah Lieberman boycott, to appear on Fox News to call...

Good for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which leads the way in supporting breast cancer awareness and research.In a statement just released, the Komen Foundation refuses to cave in to the despicable attempt by Jane Hamsher and some of her followers to force the Komen...

Not content to call upon the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fire Hadassah Lieberman, Jane Hamsher now is trying to organize secondary pressure on the Komen Foundation through various celebrities who are involved with the organization. The online Petition states:As I said before, it's a...

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and affiliated Susan G. Komen for the Cure spearhead efforts to raise funds for and awareness of breast cancer. Joe Lieberman's wife, Hadassah, has a compensated position as a "global ambassador."But Joe Lieberman doesn't tow the leftist line...

You would be hard-pressed to find a better example of how uncompromising the left-wing of the Democratic Party has become than the attempts to make sure the Obama administration and moderate Democrats do not compromise on the public option.Jane Hamsher, one of the most prominent...