It Used to be Called “Battle Fatigue” UPDATED (7.13.06): Jonathan Powell, former Captain in the Army’s 1st Armored Division, weighs in on Traumatic Stress. One in three soldiers and Marines coming home from Iraq have it. My uncle had it. As a young girl, I remember visiting him with my mom when he was in [...]
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President Bush has Failed the Troops It takes more than talk to “support the troops.” I laid it out this morning. I've been doing it for years now. It also means you can't morally go into a war without knowing how to get out, especially when you don't understand the land, the culture or the [...]
President Bush isn't Budging “…I can understand people's consternation because the first thing they heard was that a foreign company would be in charge of our port security, when in fact the Coast Guard and Customs are in charge of our port security.” – President Bush Someone needs to get our president a cheat sheet [...]
Anna Nicole Smith Wows Washington (… and wins) UPDATE (5.1.06): Supreme Court backs Anna Nicole Smith… Over the objection of the son, the court sided with the widow. It claimed authority over the case because it deemed it a "core proceeding" under bankruptcy law. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit [...]
Support New Orleans A quick post on the DNC convention. Two blog recommends back to back has never happened here. But this is a great poll that you really need to take. I want to suggest that everyone back New Orleans. I love Denver, but no city needs our support more than New Orleans. It's [...]
AFL-CIO Gets a Big Partner The union movement received a fresh dose of solidarity today with the signing of a historic agreement with the 2.8 million National Education Association and the approval of new charters that bring two more unions into the AFL-CIO fold. National Education Association Partners with AFL-CIO Jesse Berney crossed posted the [...]
Occupation Dreamland For those of you who have been around a while, you know that ads are new to this blog. The “Occupation Dreamland” ad that just appeared is very important. Please take the time to click on the ad and read about the DVD. Then buy it if you can or host a screening [...]
U.S. Troops: Get Out of Iraq Within a Year An overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops serving in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and nearly one in four say the troops should leave immediately, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows. (snip) Different branches had quite [...]
Bush Screws Veterans Yet Again Every reader I treasure, but when I get an email from a veteran it means something special, which I'm sure everyone can appreciate. I'd like to share one with you now. Bush wants to leave his successor and veterans holding the bag and the bill, after he's long gone. Dear [...]
Online Email Tax Coming from AOL DEAR AOL (sign up!) A variety of interest groups have joined forces to fight a proposed bulk e-mailing fee they claim strikes at the heart of online communication a level playing field for rich and poor. America Online plans to introduce a service that would charge businesses and other [...]
John Fund gets a “Security Briefing” Why is John Fund of the Wall Street Journal getting a “security briefing” on the Dubai port deal? Honest to God, I haven't a clue. But here's what Mr. Fund had to say tonight on “Scarborough Country.” “One of the saddest things in this whole debate has been the [...]
President Bush in Free Fall The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high. Seven in 10 Americans, including 58 percent of Republicans, say they're opposed to the agreement. Mr. Bush's overall job [...]
Vice President Dick Cheney is expected to retire within a year. … “The Libby case is far more lethal than the hunting accident,” another GOP source said. “If the heat gets too much, Cheney might say his health requires him to leave office. Whatever happens, the president will make sure it’s handled delicately.” Cheney seen [...]
Move Over Donald and Martha In the midst of a day filled with tense news and wingnuttery waffling on the Republicans' port debacle, it's always interesting when the White House decides to pick another Clinton fight. This is positively hilarious. Move over Donald and Martha…The wingnut weasel smells trouble. In a new book out Monday [...]
Senator Susan Collins has a Surprise Citing broad gaps in U.S. intelligence, the Coast Guard cautioned the Bush administration that it was unable to determine whether a United Arab Emirates-owned company might support terrorist operations, a Senate panel said Monday. The surprise disclosure came during a hearing on Dubai-owned DP World's plans to take over [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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