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Entries by Paul Abrams from 11/2007

January 19, 2009: The One-Day Cheney Presidency, and the Planned Pardon

| Posted 11.06.2007 | Politics

Outing Valerie Plame may be yesterday's news, but the consequences of losing a counterintelligence operation in the middle east because of Dick Cheney's pique may be significant for a long time to come.

Getting Osama bin Laden Without Military Action and Preventing Martyrdom

| Posted 11.10.2007 | Politics

What if we changed the game completely? Instead of a single bounty on their heads, we offer the 3 million people of the region 3 years of income.

A Challenge in Richardson's JJ Dinner Speech: Will the Campaigns Respond?

| Posted 11.12.2007 | Politics

Bill Richardson laid down a gauntlet to all the candidates, and, for that matter, to the Republicans, with this statement: "I will not take this country to war without Congressional approval."

Satire Site Exposes Payday Lenders

| Posted 11.14.2007 | Media

Three technology entrepreneurs just launched a satire site exposing the payday loan industry that combines cutting edge technology, very deep coverage of the payday loan issue, and dark humor.

Caucus-Night Strategy in Iowa: the Uncounted Factor

| Posted 11.16.2007 | Politics

Those of us in "caucus-states" have a different experience, and the final outcome may not reflect how the electorate is divided.

Swingin' for the Fences: Bonds* Hires Scooter Libby to Head Defense Team

| Posted 11.18.2007 | Politics

"This will be an easy case", said Libby. "The charges against Bonds* are the second most ridiculous perjury charges in history."

Stem Cell Breakthrough: What It Could Mean, and What It Shouldn't

| Posted 11.21.2007 | Politics

Let us not rush to judgment, or even take refuge in this wonderful breakthrough to avoid a controversy that has been created for political purposes.

Rove: "Congress Pushed Bush to War in Iraq Prematurely"

| Posted 11.25.2007 | Politics

Rove raises "historical revisionism" to new depths, what may become known as "hysterical Rovisionism."

Barack's Big Chance: Show You Are a Different Kind of Leader

| Posted 11.30.2007 | Politics

Barack, here's your chance: without admitting any guilt, fire the law firm advising your campaign on finances. Do it immediately. Indicate that there is no room for suspicion.