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September 3, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

Hardly a week passes without Hillary Clinton providing yet more evidence that she intends to run for president.

Clinton yesterday tweeted what was presumably intended as congratulations to Diana Nyad for her extraordinary feat of swimming 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, the first person to do so without the safety net of a shark cage.

August 29, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

Anyone planning a competition to cite the single most insanely stupid purported reason that President Obama may bomb Syria, I already have your winner.

His name is Mike Papantonio, attorney (first flag goes up) and radio show co-host with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (second flag) who often fills in on Ed Schultz's radio program (trifecta!). (Audio after the jump)

August 28, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

Liberals owe former President George W. Bush a huge debt of gratitude. Without him, they'd have so little to talk about when things don't go their way.

Bush is once again proving helpful to left wingers at a loss to explain limited public support for President Obama's apparent plan to attack Syria after its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. (Audio after the jump)

August 26, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

Ever notice how Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their divisive ideological brethren see anything and everything happening today through only one prism, that of race?

It's also how they view history, even when the specific event cited had nothing to do with it. (Audio after the jump)

August 21, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

Who knows what long-term effects we'll see from the so-called Affordable Care Act, unless and until it dies a well-deserved demise, but at least one repercussion has become obvious -- borderline hysteria among liberals in media.

An example of this could be heard on Thom Hartmann's radio show yesterday when he was complaining about the conservative group FreedomWorks' opposition to Obamacare. (Audio after the jump)

August 19, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

You know liberals are running out of steam in criticizing Rush Limbaugh when they claim he's hardly known beyond hard-core conservatives -- seeing how there is no one who liberals obsess over more except the Benevolent One in the White House.

Making this off-the-wall claim was a left-wing radio host who you may have heard of, a real roll of the dice on that one, named Randi Rhodes. (Audio after the jump)

August 16, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton is so dreamy to Ed Schultz. More accurately, Hillary Clinton is so dreamy to Ed Schultz ... now.

The braying left-wing radio host and MSNBC weekend parolee is surely hoping that Clinton has a short memory. Clinton and her lesser half are many things, but they aren't possessed of short memories. With speculation already on the rise about the 2016 campaign, Schultz is wasting no time declaring that Clinton's the candidate for him. (Audio clips after the jump)

August 14, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

Al Sharpton veered into unintended hilarity on his radio show yesterday when he unveiled what he surely considers clever framing for the current state of race relations in America.

Too many African-Americans, the Rev. Sharpton informs us, are afflicted with a pernicious form of "battered race syndrome" comparable to that suffered by victims of domestic abuse.

August 13, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

Left-wing radio host and MSNBC weekend denizen Ed Schultz made it abundantly clear yesterday that he is fed up with "phony Christians" in the Republican Party who "hide behind their plastic Jesus."

Schultz also touted himself as a Christian before questioning the born-again faith of GOP Senator Ted Cruz, thereby demonstrating that religious hypocrisy is not the exclusive province of those he was criticizing. (Audio clips after the jump)

August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Here we are, kneedeep in a new century, and there are still people among us who think only women can end pregnancy through abortion.

Truth be told, I was one of those ignoramuses until I came across an exceedingly enlightened post at an aptly named left-wing site called

August 9, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

Given this man's track record when it comes to spewing hate, he's hardly in a position to judge when he perceives it coming from others.

Attorney and "Ring of Fire" radio show co-host Mike Papantonio has been filling in for Ed Schultz this week and wasting no time demonstrating that he can be just as over the top as Schultz. (Audio after the jump)

August 7, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

At best, what President Obama said last night about terrorism was brought about by muddled thinking and possibly fatigue. At worst, it was a Freudian slip with troubling implications. I'll give the man the benefit of a doubt, something liberals were rarely able to do when his predecessor was in office. After all, we're at war.

Making his fourth appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Obama was asked by Leno about severity of the threat from al Qaeda after his administration evacuated nearly two dozen embassies and consulates in response to intelligence warning of an imminent attack. (Video after the jump)

August 5, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

It would be so refreshing if liberals simply came out and admitted their ardor for censoring conservative opinion. Instead, they hide behind transparent ploys such as pressuring companies that advertise with conservatives in media. Either way, their goal is to silence dissent, which they otherwise revere when bleated from them.

Latest example -- the easily irritated kultural kommissars at Daily Kos, along with compatriots from a left-wing pressure group called Credo Action, running an online petition calling on Rush Limbaugh's advertisers to pull their ads from his radio show.

July 31, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

All this time I thought Ed Schultz epitomized a warped brand of bellicose buffoonery. Turns out he exemplifies abject hypocrisy as well.

The weekend MSNBC parolee and left-wing radio talker has barely contained his fake glee over news that major broadcaster Cumulus Media may drop Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the two most popular radio hosts in the country, from dozens of stations at the end of the year. (Audio clips after the jump)

July 30, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

It's official -- Al Sharpton is beyond shame.

For most sentient adults this has been obvious for decades and we can't look at "Reverend Al" without seeing an inveterate race-baiting shakedown artist. (Audio after the jump)

July 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

A bad stretch for liberals just got worse, all because George Zimmerman decided again he needed to get out of a vehicle.

This time Zimmerman helped rescue a family of four from a wrecked SUV in Florida. Turns out it was more than left-wing radio hosts Bill Press and Stephanie Miller could bear, as both expressed doubts about the incident while heaping aspersions on Zimmerman, who recently showed how a man of color facing a murder charge in a high-profile case could get a fair trial in America. (Audio clips after the jump)

July 22, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

What a surprise -- one of President Obama's biggest critics from way over on the left is also no big fan of his administration's main apologists in media, MSNBC.

Author, activist and Princeton professor Cornel West let loose with some pointed criticism of the cable network on his weekend radio show with Tavis Smiley. (Audio after the jump).

July 22, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

Longtime Democrat strategist Bob Shrum's churlish advice for Senate candidate Liz Cheney -- how dare you act like a Kennedy.

Yet more mush from Shrum, this time about Cheney announcing that she's challenging incumbent Republican Mike Enzi in Wyoming. Cheney has taken her share of flak over this in the last week and here it crosses the line to laughable. (Audio after the jump)

July 19, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

That's odd, Ed Schultz is usually a model of consistency, at least when it comes to robotic repetition of left-wing talking points.

It's when things get, uh, nuanced, one of liberals' favorite words, that Schultz runs into trouble. (Audio clips after the jump)

July 17, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

Those who believe the verdict in the Zimmerman trial was justified might send a thank you note to Ed Schultz for his inadvertent help in bolstering their argument.

The bellowing radio host and denizen of the seldom-watched wasteland known as MSNBC weekend has been on a self-righteous tear since a verdict in the trial was announced Saturday night. (Audio clips after the jump)