TIME: Grand Jury Investigating CIA Abu Ghraib Torture for War Crimes

By |June 14th, 2011|

The ghosts of Bush-Cheney-Rummy torture still hangs over the C.I.A., no matter what Leon Panetta has done to infuse the agency with honor. From TIME magazine: It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" "“ for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make [...]

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Bush Iraqi Boondoggle: Pentagon’s $6.6 Billion Still Missing

By |June 13th, 2011|

From the LA Times we find out just what a disaster the team of Bush and Rumsfeld were for the U.S. From tax cuts that exploded the debt and an unjustified preemptive war kept off the books, add in Abu Ghraib and the plummeting of American credibility throughout the Arab and Muslim world, it's hard [...]

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Sarah’s Supporters Validate the Vagina Vote

By |June 6th, 2011|

When Palin first uttered her Paul Revere gaffe, I wrote a short post about it, then went over to conservative site because the writer was offering an excuse for Palin and asked if critics would apologize to her, because she was actually correct. The post over at Legal Insurrection foreshadowed the insanity that's ensued since, [...]

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Jill Abramson Named First Female Executive Editor of New York Times in 160-year History

By |June 2nd, 2011|

Ms. Abramson said that as a born-and-raised New Yorker, she considered being named editor of The Times to be like "ascending to Valhalla." "In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion," she said. "If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth." - Abramson to Replace Keller as The Times's Executive Editor [...]

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Obama Reelection Pitch: Lift Social Security Payroll Cap

By |April 20th, 2011|

**bumped** I'll take Yglesias's post as a sign there is a possibility we'll be saved from Obamanomics. Yesterday in Virginia, Pres. Obama pushed one way to "stabilize the system" and Social Security, while he simultaneously works to make Congress more feckless through the Independent Payment Advisory Board, created through ACA, whose power he now wants [...]

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Barack Obama’s ‘Mean Streak’

By |April 18th, 2011|

This Washington Examiner editorial made me laugh out loud. The headline is: Mean streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks. This is news? Evidently the Republicans never heard of Alice Palmer. Taking on the very obvious first, Republicans are whining because Pres. Obama supposedly gave a "mean-spirited partisanship, gross misrepresentations of fact, and [...]

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Will Trump Tornado Pull Palin In?

By |April 17th, 2011|

**UPDATED - BUMPED** Real estate mogul Donald Trump touted his net worth as a selling point over likely presidential contender and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. "I'm a much bigger business man and have (a) much, much bigger net worth. I mean, my net worth is many, many, many times Mitt Romney," Trump said Sunday [...]

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Obama’s Libya Stalemate

By |April 6th, 2011|

**UPDATED** However, despite President Obama's speech to the nation explaining the justifications for military engagement last Monday, an increasing percentage say that the military action lacks a clear goal "” 57% today, up from 50% a week ago. And by an overwhelming 66% to 25% margin, most say they would oppose the U.S. and its [...]

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Why Isn’t Obama Targeting Syria Next?

By |March 24th, 2011|

**UPDATED** President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public pledge to look into granting Syrians greater freedom on Thursday as anger mounted following attacks by security forces on protesters that left at least 37 dead. - Thousands chant "freedom" despite Assad reform offer You think it's America's job to interject ourselves and save the world? You [...]

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The Finish the Job Quotient

By |March 23rd, 2011|

The fact that a trio of top Senate Democrats "“ who were highly critical of President George W. Bush's conduct of the war in Iraq "“ felt compelled to defend a Democratic president who's launched a new war front shows just how worried some Democrats are about the Libya military action. In fact, Durbin went [...]

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