Bush’s Legacy of Torture Meets Obama’s Executive Power

By |November 18th, 2010|

After former Pres. Bush admitted he sanctioned torture, we now see the results of his policy on detainees. It's kind of staring Pres. Obama in the face, as is the reality of what happen when terrorists are acquitted in civilian trial, but his policy demands they not be released. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was acquitted of [...]

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Remembering the Real George W. Bush on Veterans Day

By |November 11th, 2010|

It's the advantage of a lesser mind that allows a man like George W. Bush to rewrite history and the legacy of his presidency through a glitzy, brilliantly designed book cover and ad campaign, which fog over the reality we left behind two years ago. Unfortunately, because an irresponsible Republican leader has reentered the stage [...]

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Nobody Should Give Money to This Crowd

By |September 30th, 2010|

Pres. Obama's "the choice" election midterm mantra isn't working out very well in one key area. Big Democratic donors have a choice and they've decided to sit out the midterms. Who's shocked by this story? Pres. Obama, Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi compromised on health care without a fight. They did deals in the dark [...]

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At Least Obama Won’t Declare ‘Mission Accomplished’

By |August 31st, 2010|

--bumped-- As U.S. combat operations officially end this week and Washington's reconstruction effort winds up, Iraqis complain that America is leaving little behind to show for an investment that President Bush promised in 2003 would parallel the post- World War II Marshall Plan in its scope and accomplishments. "I am very sorry because America spent [...]

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$41 Million Conservative Ad Buy

By |August 16th, 2010|

It's the most expensive "on record" so far: A conservative advocacy group Monday will kick off a huge ad campaign in 11 states and two dozen of the most competitive congressional races, slamming "wasteful federal spending." The $4.1-million ad buy from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation does not mention individual candidates in the November election. [...]

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Establishment Boys Will Be Boys

By |July 1st, 2010|

"The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette Our establishment media helped get us in this mess. (I won't [...]

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Emasculating Democrats

By |June 30th, 2010|

If Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president. [...] No, I'm not calling Obama a girlie president. But . . . he may be suffering a rhetorical-testosterone deficit when it comes to dealing with crises, with which he has been richly [...]

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The Water-Boarder in Chief Speaks

By |June 3rd, 2010|

To the international community and many Americans it's a war crime. From the Texan who gave the order to have it done it evidently was simply an answer he got to his prayers. In Grand Rapids he was feeling very comfortable, with the picture saying it all. The smug arrogance remains. "Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid [...]

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If Kagan’s the Choice, Obama Is on His Own

By |May 9th, 2010|

The Kagan kerfuffle regarding Goldman Sachs isn't what bothers me about the potential, many consider it likely, appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. There are far graver issues for me, one being her diversity hiring practices, which elevated white men over, well, everyone else, particularly qualified women. I'd no more support a Republican [...]

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Operation Target Rahm Continues

By |March 2nd, 2010|

The conventional wisdom that current "stenographic" efforts of the Washington Post are directed by Rahm Emanuel inspires my inner contrarian automatically, even as I remain a Rahm agnostic. So in yet another week we get another Rahm tale in the Washington Post. But getting beyond the knee jerk hatred of everything Rahm, there is no [...]

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