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Entries by Joe Lauria from 08/2008

The Personification of the Military-Industrial Racket

| Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

Randy Scheunemann stands as living, breathing proof of the incestuous relationship between the White House, the Pentagon, defense contractors, Congress and foreign governments: the military industrial complex.

Did McCain Help Bait Russia into Georgia?

| Posted 08.17.2008 | Politics

Who benefits most from painting this a revival of Soviet-era aggression? John McCain. The Georgian crisis has created a campaign issue he can run on.

Republican Talking Points on Russia and Why Condi is McCain's Best Choice

| Posted 08.21.2008 | Politics

I can just see McCain now with that creepy grin saying: "The Democrats had a royal battle over whether to pick a woman or an African American. We've got both."

Seven Reasons Why Hillary Was the Better Choice

| Posted 08.23.2008 | Politics

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer -- now there's nothing to stop the Clintons, if they choose, from undermining an Obama presidency so Hillary can run in 2012.

An Encounter with Ted Kennedy

| Posted 08.25.2008 | Politics

The following is a little known story but typical of the kind of power Kennedy wielded in the Senate, as early as the late 1960s, as recounted by Mike Gravel.

Stop Dreaming Joe Biden and Democrats and Do the Right Thing

| Posted 08.28.2008 | Politics

Europe has had public health care, free universities and a greener economy for decades now. But in America we still dream of such things. Joe Biden couldn't stay away from the word.

What Obama Should Have Said

| Posted 08.29.2008 | Politics

"But as long as we keep lavishly outfitting a military of a size we don't need, social progress will remain a dream. Other industrialized countries have made the choice. Why can't we?"