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Matt Alexander Talks Some Common Sense on Gitmo (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2010 | 11:35 AM

With the anniversary of the president's proclaimed commitment to closing Guantanamo this week, New Security Action is releasing a new video highlighting Republican fearmongering related to Gitmo, featuring veteran and terrorist interrogator, Matthew Alexander and New Security Action's Tom Andrews.

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Former Gitmo Guard Befriends Ex-Detainees Through Facebook

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 3:58 PM

In a breath-taking story that shows both the power of forgiveness and how technology can build bridges, a former Guantanamo Bay prison guard met with and apologized in person to two former detainees in London this week. This meeting happened after the guard, remorseful from his time at Gitmo and...

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Mark Kirk: The Officer of Misinformation on Afghanistan

(5) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 4:24 PM

Rep. Mark KirkWhat do the Taliban's Mullah Omar, Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Mawlawi rebel Jalaluddin Haqqani have in common? They're all active in the Taliban. They're all senior figures in the organization and not one of...

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New York Times Recycles Debunked Gitmo Recidivism Story

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 12:50 PM

Oops, the Times did it again! So nice (and wrong) that they ran it twice, The New York Times is repeating a claim they made last May that Guantanamo Bay detainees are "rejoining the fight," based on a sketchy, leaked Pentagon source. Never mind that back in May...

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Flip-flopping With Jim DeMint

(4) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 9:33 AM

Sometimes you just want to hand out awards for the most outrageous, 24-hour political flip-flop on a crazy-pants conservative talking point. Enter, stage right wing, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, accusing President Obama of not using the word terrorism to describe... terrorism, even though the President...

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Kicking the National Security Football

(2) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 9:56 AM

National security is serious business. It involves how our country protects and projects itself abroad. It’s not meant to be about partisan game-playing. It’s supposed to be above the usual political football that takes place in Washington, D.C., but for some the recent bombing attempt on Northwest Flight 253 was...

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A Gitmo Christmas Carol: Say 'Bah Humbug' to Cheney (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 11:41 AM

New Security Action released this video over the holidays as part of a concerted effort to call for the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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Gitmo Show Trial And Tell

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 3:03 PM

What do you call a trial where the outcome is rigged from the get-go? Where the rules have been tilted heavily in the prosecution's favor? Where the burden of proof is low, the chance of conviction is high and the rules diverge from those that would be used on ordinary...

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Guantanamo Bay Promise: The Believers

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 5:24 PM

A sign outside of a Church in Greenwich, New York, in April, 2008. While the Obama administration pledged to close Guantanamo Bay Prison by January of 2010, it has since said it would miss the deadline.

Image from Flickr/Sayan51 -...

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Note to Modeling Industry: Cute Little Black Girls Are Everywhere

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2009 | 5:17 PM

Obama InaugurationAfter writing two stories on my Web site, The Black Snob, about the advertising/modeling industry suddenly scratching their heads and having their worlds turned upside down by clients wanting a more "ethnic" look...

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The George Will Revolt

(28) Comments | Posted September 24, 2008 | 12:33 PM

The words are startling.

He starts out with a quote, an allusion to John McCain being like the queen in Alice In Wonderland wildly shouting "Off with their heads!" at every perceived tormentor, howling it over our financial crisis. And conservative columnist George Will's critique doesn't get any better from...

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Brangelina, Meet O'Biden!

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2008 | 3:58 PM

When it comes to celebrity, we Americans have an obsession of smashing the names of famous couples together like Bennifer, Billary, Bennifer II, TomKat, Vaughniston, McGosling and of course the robust and insane sounding Brangelina. (My favorite because it sounds like a hearty breakfast cereal.) But when it comes to...

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John McCain, The Jan Brady of Presidential Politics

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2008 | 2:56 PM

John McCain and Barack Obama

Sometimes with all the attention paid to Barack Obama, the Clintons and soaring gas prices I forget that John McCain is running. Seriously. He's become the Jan Brady (Obama! Obama! Obama!) of presidential candidates. Or worse, the...

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Clinton and Obama: Love Will Keep Us Together

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2008 | 10:09 AM

The following is a snark filled rant/column by The Black Snob on a crippling addiction sweeping the American press -- Clinton Addiction. The affects are crippling on campaign coverage as a gaggle of junkies remain obsessed over the junior senator from New York and "The Comeback Kid."

I'm aware...

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The Ghost of Hitler Has No Place In Today's War on Terrorism

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2008 | 4:25 PM

There was a time some bristled when his name was thrown around so liberally. A time when Jerry Seinfeld received the finger of shame for pop fictions like "The Soup Nazi." Critics said it belittled who the Nazis were. It belittled the pain World War II caused. And it belittled...

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Jesus Is My Running Mate!

(19) Comments | Posted April 15, 2008 | 1:32 AM

I don't know if Abraham Lincoln could have run for president in this environment.

And when I say environment, I mean the pious air of pandering that has been wafting through the air before this campaign season even began.

Although I consider myself a Christian I cringe every...

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