For All Who Serve, Including Gays, Who Deserve To Serve Openly

By |May 31st, 2010|

To all the men and women serving our Armed Forces, but also the families who support them and do without, a grateful nation can never repay your sacrifice. picture via Huffington Post For those of you following the BP blowout catastrophe, I've got a post up on Huffington Post, which is worth a read. On [...]

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On the Eve of Netanyahu’s Visit to White House, IDF Kills 10 on ‘Freedom Flotilla’

By |May 31st, 2010|

[...] The other possible reason is that the far rightwing government of Binyamin Netanyahu and his foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman gave a green light to the commandos to respond with excessive force. That is, the deaths and woundings may have been a brutally frank warning to any future Gaza aid activists that they are taking [...]

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Hell Freezes! Our Lady with Pearls Praises Pres. Clinton

By |May 30th, 2010|

...He's spending the holiday weekend in Chicago when he should be commemorating Memorial Day here with the families of troops killed in battle and with veterans at Arlington Cemetery. [...] ... F.D.R. achieved greatness not by means of imposing his temperament and intellect on the world but by reacting to what the world threw at [...]

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Mr. President, You Can’t Trust BP

By |May 30th, 2010|

edited & updated version cross-posted at Huffington Post via Huffington Post We're now all caught in a horror film entitled Waiting for BP. The whole problem with Pres. Obama's continued reliance on BP is that it simply won't get the job done, because contrary to the mantra coming from federal officials, BP simply cannot be [...]

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Bill Clinton: Lincoln’s ‘opponent is not her opponent.’

By |May 29th, 2010|

...Clinton has become the "Michael Clayton" of the Obama White House, a roving, always on-call fixer who lends his political skills to help Obama and the Democrats in tough situations. Clinton is campaigning and raising money in places where Obama is less (or less than) welcome. And, as was revealed Friday, he has been an [...]

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Peggy Noonan Channels Rand Paul

By |May 28th, 2010|

I wonder if the president knows what a disaster this is not only for him but for his political assumptions. His philosophy is that it is appropriate for the federal government to occupy a more burly, significant and powerful place in America-confronting its problems of need, injustice, inequality. But in a way, and inevitably, this [...]

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Bill Clinton Intermediary, but Sestak Navy Sect. Job Rumor False

By |May 28th, 2010|

--Sestak statement added below-- Greg Sargent was the first to break the story. Bottom line: nothing here, put away the popcorn. Now, I'm a regular watcher of "Morning Joe." So, I was cringing every time Scarborough began ranting about Sestak being offered the Sect. of Navy job. Chuck Todd did his best to keep Joe [...]

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Pres. Obama and Sect. Clinton, National Security as Good as It Gets

By |May 28th, 2010|

[...] Wars over ideology have given way to wars over religious, ethnic, and tribal identity; nuclear dangers have proliferated; inequality and economic instability have intensified; damage to our environment, food insecurity, and dangers to public health are increasingly shared; and the same tools that empower individuals to build enable them to destroy. ... - Obama's [...]

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DADT Repeal Passes House – Senate Bill Out of Committee

By |May 27th, 2010|

via Huffington Post This is nowhere near done, as the Republicans, led by John McCain, are looking for any excuse to turn this at Democrats in the 2010 elections. From the New York Times: ... The House vote was 234 to 194, with 229 Democrats and 5 Republicans in favor, after an emotionally charged debate. [...]

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Playing Political Catch Up

By |May 27th, 2010|

Just wondering, but has anyone seen the EPA anywhere since BP's blowout? We've got the head of the woman who "inherited" the mess at MMS, about which Pres. Obama didn't even know the details when he did his press conference. However, the Environmental Protection Agency is MIA. For the Republicans this is mission accomplished. That [...]

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