Joy-Ann Reid

Joy-Ann Reid
Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
December 08
Journalist and talk radio personality in South Florida. Also blogging daily at


Alex Sink is the anti-Sarah Palin.

Where the former half-term Alaska governor is flashy and aggressive, firing up her "mama grizzlies" and bashing the president, but never articulating a coherent policy narrative, Sink is quiet and careful. In fact she's very careful. She even pauses to thin… Read full post »

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MAY 7, 2010 12:58PM

The fall of Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio has changed his mind about the Arizona immigration law, which he now supports whole-heartedly, to the point of actually advocating the deportation of children to Latin American countries where he admits the culture would be alien to them. In doing so, he/… Read full post »

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JANUARY 19, 2010 4:53PM

How to lose an election

For the Obama administration, Martha Coakley, the
 likely loser in tonight's Senate election in Massachusets,
is only part of the problem.

[UPDATED] Press secretary Robert Gibbs during the daily briefing today on Tuesday, said President Obama is "surprised and frustrated" by the turn of/… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 14, 2009 11:04PM

The big healthcare sell-out

Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama.

Tonight, a rumpled looking (well to be fair, he's always rumpled looking) Sherrod Brown (D-RI) was sent out in front of the cameras to Keith Olbermann's show to try and sell "Countdown's" liberal audience on how all of their hard work has produced a terrific healthcare bill, which will… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 11:01AM

Kill Bill: Liberals may need to kill healthcare to save it




I don't know what the president is going to say tonight in his joint address to Congress. But after the "summer of crazy," in which the president and his team lost the communications battle against a lunatic smorgasbord of charges, from death panels to socialism, and with an… Read full post »

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AUGUST 5, 2009 10:19AM

Great job, Bill Clinton

I was tough on Bill Clinton (and Hillary Clinton) during the 2008 campaign, on my blog and on the radio. Like many African-Americans, I had what you might call a disharmonious divergence from my former status as a "Clinton Democrat," due to the harshness of the primary campaign with Barack Obama.… Read full post »

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JULY 30, 2009 1:30PM

How the Democrats are screwing up healthcare reform


With major healthcare reform sputtering as the clock runs out on the current session on Capitol Hill, it's tempting to blame the Republicans for what appears, for now, to be the failure of the 111th Congress to deliver on 60-odd years of trying to get universal healthcare for Americans, the wa… Read full post »

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JUNE 26, 2009 9:18AM

Michael Jackson: the roar of the crowd


Jackson's performance of the Moon Walk at the Motown 25th
anniversary TV special on
May 16, 1983 rocked the world.
I was in junior high, and yeah, it was the shit.

When you talk to former performers, at any level of fame, they'll tell you that when their season comes…

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Would the Republican Party, already shrinking away to nothingness under the weight of a demographic tsunami, dare to oppose what would be the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court? Would they risk alienating the multiple interest groups who will be galvanized/… Read full post »

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MAY 21, 2009 3:37PM

What Dick Cheney didn't say

When Dick Cheney mounted his full-throated defense of the previous administration's national security state at the curiously named American Enterprise Institute this afternoon, he made his core argument (that the Bush-Cheney torture and surveillance programs should be praised by a grateful nat… Read full post »

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APRIL 28, 2009 12:44PM

Perez Hilton is an asshole. There, I said it.

Perez HiltonFar be it from me to start agreeing with Matt Drudge's assistant, but Andrew Breitbart is right on this one. Perez Hilton's gutter-level attacks on Miss California were out of line. I don't care how celeb-fab you think you are, or how passionate you are about gay rights. You shouldn't… Read full post »