Saturday, May 30, 2015
Joe Conason

A highly experienced journalist, author and editor, Joe Conason is the editor-in-chief of The National Memo, founded in July 2011. He was formerly the executive editor of the New York Observer, where he wrote a popular political column for many years. His columns are distributed by Creators Syndicate and his reporting and writing have appeared in many publications around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and Harpers.

Since November 2006, he has served as editor of The Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism center, where he has assigned and edited dozens of award-winning articles and broadcasts. He is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hunting of the President (St. Martins Press, 2000) and Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth (St. Martins Press, 2003).

Currently he is working on a new book about former President Bill Clinton's life and work since leaving the White House in 2001. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, including MSNBC's Morning Joe, and lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Sidney Blumenthal

In ‘Politico’ And ‘The Atlantic,’ More On That Fake Blumenthal Scandal

This latest Blumenthal scandal is increasingly reminiscent of the pointless, endless probes of Whitewater by congressional Republicans two decades ago.

May 29, 2015
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Same Old Media Double Standard — And More To Come From This Clinton ‘Fan’

The media double standard becomes apparent when they arraign Democrats over the same alleged misdemeanors for which they have historically neglected to criticize Republicans.

May 27, 2015
George W. Bush, Laura Bush, George H.W. Bush

What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is… Ignored

George W. Bush’s foundation solicited millions of dollars while he was president — and refused to disclose its foreign donors for years.

May 26, 2015
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What I Learned On ‘Morning Joe’ Today

There is simply no possibility that Joe, who generously noted that we are “friends” before I left the set, believes I called him “a Nazi” or would ever do so.

May 20, 2015
Trey Gowdy

Straining To Attack Clinton, ‘New York Times’ And Trey Gowdy Deliver Libya Squib

Republican staffers on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plainly leaked Clinton emails to the paper of record — in frustration that their probe is headed nowhere.

May 19, 2015
Rupert Murdoch

Murdoch’s HarperCollins Deletes (Some) Errors From Kindle Version Of ‘Clinton Cash’

At least a dozen additional errors await correction by author Peter Schweizer and his publisher.

May 14, 2015
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Pacifist Or Chickenhawk? How Jeb (Almost) Avoided The Vietnam Draft

Evidently Jeb Bush remains enthusiastic about war only for other people’s sons and daughters

May 14, 2015
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Scandal? Knowing Zero About Clinton Foundation, Indignant Pundits Blather

When you hear loud braying about the Clinton Foundation, remember that these same pundits (and newspapers) once insisted that Whitewater was a huge and terrible scandal.

May 13, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

‘Clinton Cash’: Will The Clinton ‘Machine’ Try To Kill Its Author?

Today, Richard Mellon Scaife’s role is played by the secretive financiers of Clinton-bashing author Peter Schweizer — namely, the Koch brothers and their network.

May 5, 2015
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More Of Chait’s Fashionable Bashing: Are We Having Fun Yet?

There is literally nothing more than insinuation by the likes of Peter Schweizer, echoed and amplified by Chait. I don’t apologize for exposing the emptiness of these exercises.

April 29, 2015
Bill Clinton

Fashionable Bashing: ‘New York’ Columnist Knows Little But Talks Big

What Chait repeats about the Clintons is so easily debunked that the columnist reveals not their lack of character but his own weak journalism.

April 24, 2015
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‘Clinton Cash’: Yet Another Charles And David Koch Production

The more closely we look at Peter Schweizer – right-wing author of Clinton Cash and new best friend of the New York Times and Washington Post — the more he appears to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Koch brothers

April 21, 2015
Britain Murdoch

Murdoch Empire Colludes With ‘Liberal Media’ To Promote ‘Clinton Cash’

This partnership between HarperCollins, Fox News, and the nation’s two leading newspapers amounts to an open declaration of war in a presidential election — it’s the journalistic equivalent of the Hitler-Stalin pact — and a very disturbing decision by Times and Post executives.

April 20, 2015
Marco Rubio CPAC 2012

If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making It Worse?

Voters should listen closely to the Republicans who assert that they are the true spokesmen for the working class. What do they propose to address inequality? And how “authentic” is their concern?

April 17, 2015
Hillary

Bringing It: Hillary’s Populist Message To A Diverse America

Hillary’s campaign will be an exercise in persuading Americans, so often discouraged and disillusioned, that she really wants to bring about change — and knows how.

April 12, 2015
Ron Paul and Rand Paul

Funny Business: The Financial ‘Shenanigans’ Of Ron Paul And Company

The nagging question about the Paul family business is how much of Ron’s millions were the fruit of his racist, anti-Semitic, gay-baiting, conspiracy-addled newsletters.

April 9, 2015
Rand Paul

Can America Stand Rand? Cranking Up His ‘Libertarian’ Campaign

Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.

April 7, 2015
Kerry Iran Negotiations

Breakthrough: Iran’s Nuclear Concessions Vindicate Obama’s Diplomatic Strategy

The Iran talks also represent a chance to promote peaceful change in that unfortunate country, whose people desperately desire progress toward normal relationships with Western countries.

April 2, 2015
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Climate 2016: Will Hillary Clinton Become The Next ‘Greenest President’?

In 2008, Clinton promoted an ambitious $50 billion “strategic energy fund” to invest in a clean energy “Apollo Project” — funded by taxing Big Oil’s “excess profits.”

March 31, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Real Ted Cruz: Country Music, Harvard Law, And Tea Party ‘Populism’

While Cruz highlights his Tea Party persona to appeal to Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of ultra-right “populism.”

March 27, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Saudi Money And The Moral Posturing Of Rand Paul

Senator Paul ought to explain specifically how the Clinton foundation’s receipt of Saudi support compromised its mission of empowering women and girls.

March 20, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Newsflash: Whitewater Is Still A Bogus ‘Scandal’ — And Fox News Is Still Wrong

The gross errors in Jeff Gerth’s 1992 front-page scoop started with the headline: “Clintons Joined S.&L. Operator In an Ozark Real Estate Venture.”

March 17, 2015
Photo: Ripon College via Flickr

Media’s Email Hysteria: Why Are Republicans Exempt?

If Clinton’s use of a private email account is so shocking to the Beltway media, why did they barely notice (and care even less) when millions of emails disappeared from the Bush White House?

March 13, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Strong February Job Numbers Underline Obama’s Performance — And GOP Failure

Obama’s job record is outstanding and continues to smash the idiotic economic predictions promoted by Republicans.

March 6, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Big Holes In AP Report On Hillary’s ‘Homebrew’ Email System

Where was the Clintons’ email server? Not in their Chappaqua basement.

March 5, 2015
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