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Entries by Joseph A. Palermo from 05/2009

Torture? What About the Crime of Waging Aggressive War?

| Posted 05.01.2009 | Politics

In addition to investigating torture as a war crime it is imperative that we also examine the lies and deceit that led the United States to try to remake the politics of the Middle East.

The GOP Deserves Its Current State of Isolation

| Posted 05.05.2009 | Politics

A loyal opposition would be a great thing; an opposition that added constructive ideas to the nation's political debate. But that's not where the GOP is today.

Talk Radio Hosts Offer the GOP a Huge Leadership Pool

| Posted 05.07.2009 | Media

With the Republican Party flailing about looking for new leaders why don't any of the high-powered conservative radio talkers run for public office?

Can We Please See Less Dick Cheney?

| Posted 05.11.2009 | Politics

Sometimes powerful people need to see the inside of a prison cell for a while to come to terms with the consequences of their actions. Richard Bruce Cheney is one of those people.

Nancy Pelosi, Torture, and Bush's Warmongering

| Posted 05.13.2009 | Politics

Now the Right assails Pelosi for not going public after she allegedly learned about some of Bush's "enhanced interrogation techniques." But they also claim that torture is vital to our "national security."

Bibi Goes to Washington: How About a Nuclear Free Middle East?

| Posted 05.18.2009 | Politics

It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

| Posted 05.21.2009 | Politics

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.

California Needs a New Constitution

| Posted 05.26.2009 | Politics

If Arnold and the Democrats can waste state money holding failed ballot initiatives and "special elections" they can set aside a little cash for a Constitutional Convention.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination: Obama Gives the Nation Another Teaching Moment

| Posted 05.30.2009 | Politics

One thing is clear: President Obama's choice of a Latina woman has sparked the ugliest reaction from the Republican Right we've seen years.