Romney Raised Taxes to Get S&P to React (…and other disingenuous moves by Republicans meant to fake out the people)

By |August 11th, 2011|

As Republican presidential hopefuls descended on Iowa for their second major debate on Thursday in Ames, the return of Mr. Romney came at a turning point in his candidacy. His wait-and-see approach toward campaigning in Iowa has been complicated by the expected candidacy of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, whose strategy includes waging a full [...]

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That 1979 Feeling

By |August 9th, 2011|

Ten years into our involvement in the war in Afghanistan, in the mountains southwest of Kabul in the Tangi Valley, an elite group of Army Rangers were pinned down in a fight, when they called in their "Immediate Reaction Force," according to reporting by Danger Room. It would be another elite U.S. fighting force, Navy [...]

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Vacationing in Tuscany While London Burns

By |August 9th, 2011|

Well, that's come to an end. For good reason, as the New York Times outlines the spectacle. "Descent into hell," said a front page headline in The Sun tabloid which, like other newspapers, published a dramatic photograph of a woman leaping to safety in the arms of police from a blazing building. "Mob Rule," said [...]

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Dyncorp, Sex Trafficking, the UN and ‘The Whistleblower’

By |August 6th, 2011|

The movie debuts this weekend, with "Morning Joe" and Jon Stewart among those helping get the word out. The buzz has been huge. Kathryn Bolkovac is still fighting to get the U.N. to do something about what she proved. The story goes like this, from 2001... A former United Nations police officer is suing a [...]

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Pres. Obama’s Deficit Debacle, National Security, and Warmaking

By |August 3rd, 2011|

I've been reading a lot about the Pentagon's possible budget hit, with analysis all over the map. What this proves conclusively is that no one knows what will happen. That's the real rub in Obama's debt ceiling debacle. No one can possibly know the specifics in outlying years. There are too many unknown unknowables, to [...]

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Bachmann’s Big Beauty Budget

By |July 26th, 2011|

It's the Hillary effect again, this time on what it takes for a female candidate to run for president, including expenses a man doesn't have to consider. I've been following Michele Bachmann's makeover, which was unveiled at one point in 2010 when Sarah Palin came to campaign for her in Minnesota. I did a piece [...]

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Elect More Women, Not Wankers

By |July 26th, 2011|

Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced Tuesday that he will resign amid the political fallout from an 18-year-old woman's allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter with him. - Congressman Resigns in Sex Scandal Consider this your debt ceiling sanity break. Another Democrat bites the dust, due to stupidity and personal insanity. Oh, [...]

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Norway Domestic Terrorist Reportedly Influenced by Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, U.S. Right-Wing

By |July 25th, 2011|

Oh, the inconvenience of facts when met with ugly reality. Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer are cited in today's New York Times story: Marc Sageman, a former C.I.A. officer and a consultant on terrorism, said it would be unfair to attribute Mr. Breivik's violence to the writers who helped shape his [...]

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NORWAY: Twin Domestic Terrorists Attacks, Gunman Confirmed as Norwegian

By |July 22nd, 2011|

Even as police locked down a large area of the city, a man dressed as a police officer entered the camp on the island of Utoya, about 19 miles northwest of Oslo, a Norwegian security official said, and opened fire. "The situation's gone from bad to worse," said Runar Kvernen, spokesman for the National Police [...]

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Obama’s Lost Moon Shot on Energy

By |July 20th, 2011|

"... We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that [...]

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