Sexual Assault in the Military: Court Martial Begins in Lackland Case

Because I have not seen enough or many women-oriented sites covering this. I’m not sure what’s up with that, and it’s absent from all along the political spectrum. From the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN – looks like a really excellent site): SWAN on the Lackland AFB Scandal From NPR: Military under pressure to crack…

PD’s Rachel Dissell Gives Some Justice to Dimora Details re: Treatment of Women

I think, and I’ve heard from multiple others who also think that Rachel Dissell’s front page article today in the Plain Dealer, “Jimmy Dimora trial reveals former Cuyahoga County commissioner’s coarse talk about women,” does a very good job of putting the information revealed through Jimmy Dimora’s trials about how he and those around him…

On Feagler & Friends tonight: Dimora, County Economic Development, Arts levy & Obama SOTU

It was a very fun taping – airs tonight at 8:30pm on WVIZ and again on Sunday at 11:30am. Ohio Channel broadcast info is on the WVIZ page in the sidebar to the right of the blurb: Prosecutors Lay Out Dimora Indiscretions Posted Friday, January 27, 2012 Prosecutors Roll up Sleaze at Dimora Trial—week two…

Wide Open Déjà vu All Over Again As Olbermann Ousted Over Political Donations

Even while broadcast pundit after broadcast pundit, not to mention the owner of News Corps, the parent company of Fox, at the behest of Ohio governor-elect, John Kasich, make small and ginormous political contributions, Keith Olbermann gets an indefinite suspension from MSNBC over three. I hope this brings Jeff Coryell out for a guest post.…

Reject Josh Mandel Supporters’ Fearmongering Whisper Campaigns

In 2008, people who supported Josh Mandel for re-election to the Ohio Statehouse (in my district, Ohio 17) tried to convince me to comment on fabricated fears that they had stitched together, and I refused.  They were working to fan flames of fear in relation to Mandel’s opponent that year and the opponent’s wife. Mandel…

How Is Bill Mason Escaping Your Scrutiny As An Issue 6 Promoter?

For a reminder of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason’s level of involvement in bringing us our new form of county government, from the Cleveland Scene, Give Us Your County and No One Gets Hurt. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor scoffed at people thinking he should have known that the person who was driving the car he…

Largest donor to Rep. Barton (R-TX) (who apologized to BP)? Petro, connected to Deepwater explosion site

Hattip to Taegan Goddard for this Nate Silver 538 post: Nate Silver finds that Anadarko Petroleum has given nearly $150,000 to Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) –  $56,500 in PAC donations and another $90,000 in individual contributions. It turns out Anadarko is also BP’s partner on the site where the massive oil leak occurred, and according…

Mo Dowd at best on Bart “I don’t call up nuns” Stupak

As if we needed any further evidence of why the old boys network, if it ever functioned to help anyone is the least functional model of networking now, Maureen Dowd says it all in her column, “Eraser Duty for Bart?” An excerpt but please, read the whole thing: We might have to bang Bart’s head…