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"Moving to New York" -- A Poem on the Anniversary of 9/11

0 Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 11:19 AM

I wrote this poem years ago as way to deal with the attacks of September 11. On the the anniversary of that horrible day, I am posting it in commemoration.

The poem is written as a series of short diary entries. That is the structure. I lived on Broad Street,...

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Bombing Russia and Media Censorship

0 Comments | Posted September 6, 2009 | 8:45 PM

I think this is a serious first for news. As I noted days ago, GQ spiked their article on allegations that the Russian FSB (and their Putin regime) were behind the 1999 false-flag bombings in Russia. The article was not run in Russia at all and...

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The Torture Apologist's Fallacy

0 Comments | Posted September 1, 2009 | 3:47 PM

Richard Cohen of the Washington Post has a column called "Torture's Unanswerable Questions, Torture's Ugly Debate", in which he employs the self-Socratic method to subtly argue against prosecuting America's war criminals. He introduces us to the issue of torture and the debate around it as follows:

"Call him a...

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Cheney MVP of the GOP?

0 Comments | Posted May 16, 2009 | 1:51 PM

Apparently political suicide is a surest way to become MVP in the GOP these days, at least according William Kristol anyway:

[Cheney] made himself the Most Valuable Republican of the first four months of the Obama administration (ably assisted by a few bold denizens of the Hill like the...
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Dershowitz needs a refresher course on what McCarthyism was...

0 Comments | Posted March 21, 2009 | 7:54 PM

Apparently acclaimed attorney Alan Dershowitz does not correctly recall what McCarthyism was.

The esteemed trial lawyer and Harvard professor says the following in defense of John Yoo, of all people:

UC Berkeley leaders are wrestling with that decision as a federal investigation into John...
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Unspeakable Abuse at Gitmo -- We Need the Names of These "Medical Personnel"

0 Comments | Posted February 16, 2009 | 9:40 AM

Scott Horton has a fantastic read up at Harper's about a Gitmo guard who has now come forward to blow the whistle. Army Private Brandon Neely speaks of the unspeakable at the hands of "medical personnel."

Neely describes the arrival of detainees in full sensory-deprivation garb, he details...
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What Did the President Know and When Did He Know It? Karl Rove Knows...

0 Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 11:28 AM

Republican Senator Howard Baker once asked "What did the President know and when did he know it?" when it became clear that then-President Nixon was involved in the Watergate scandal.

Back then Republicans were about small government, fiscal responsibility, and the rule of law. Back then Democrats...

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The Evil of It All...

0 Comments | Posted January 8, 2009 | 12:13 PM

Israel's (the far-right government counter-parts to the Bush-Cheney cabal) continued immoral actions in Gaza put in jeopardy not just Israel, but Jews all over the world and not just to growing anti-Semitism and condemnation, but also to violence and retaliation. Here is a sampling:

UK:

Businessman Sir Alan...

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An Open Letter to Professor Edsall: Retract

0 Comments | Posted December 25, 2008 | 11:20 PM

Update at End

Let me first say that I respect professor Edsall tremendously. He is a treasure to journalism. Unfortunately, he has been incredibly sloppy and bordering on defamation in his latest entry on the unfortunate death of GOP programmer Michael Connell.

Edsall rightly takes to task the...

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Hate as a political strategy...

0 Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 9:39 PM

McCain-Palin have been rather busy this week endorsing the view of some of their psychotic supporters who chanted "Obama is a traitor," among the other hate-filled rants.  Well, DU blogger Heather located this document - a political ad that ran in Dallas the day before John F. Kennedy was...

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Welcome to the final stages of the coup...

0 Comments | Posted September 20, 2008 | 8:11 PM

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If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. ~ Julius Caesar

In 2000, the long fought for and long admired democracy of the United States of America began a slow and steady decline toward fascism -

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"War" comes to RNC in Minnesota...

0 Comments | Posted August 30, 2008 | 1:26 PM

Well, looks like Minnesota is going to be a hopping place during next week's RNC convention. Check this out:

True Blue Minnesota will be parking a jumbotron outside the convention where they plan to show videos of Guantanamo detainees, scenes from the Iraq war, movies like "Body of War," and...

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The Passengers Gossip as the Ship Sinks: An Open Letter

0 Comments | Posted August 9, 2008 | 11:53 AM

Well, it seems that the ONLY news anywhere and everywhere is that John Edwards had an affair two years ago. Why is this news? I understand why it is of interest to the far-right, as they have an unhealthy obsession with sexuality and are also looking for a distraction...

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The Far-Right's Patriotism Problem

0 Comments | Posted July 1, 2008 | 9:33 PM

Jonah Goldberg continues to demonstrate how the right-wing is manipulating public discourse in order to confuse and conflate patriotism with rabid nationalism. Make no mistake, this is a coordinated effort to deliberately replace substance with its symbol, meaning with an emblem, and essentially strip language down to nothing but...

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Justice for Sale: How Big Tobacco and the GOP teamed up to crush Democrats in the South

0 Comments | Posted June 24, 2008 | 3:34 PM

Part VII of the Permanent Republican Majority Series

by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane

Almost immediately after his appointment as US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi in late 2001, Dunnica Lampton began to investigate key Mississippi Democrats.

Trial lawyer and major Democratic campaign contributor Paul...

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And War Crimes for All....

0 Comments | Posted June 17, 2008 | 11:40 PM

Read this incredible article by Warren Strobel of McClatchy Newspapers

'The U.S. military hid the locations of suspected terrorist detainees and concealed harsh treatment to avoid the scrutiny of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to documents that a Senate committee released Tuesday.

"We may...

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War Inc., Expands Thanks to Your Efforts...

0 Comments | Posted June 13, 2008 | 3:22 PM

Did you see War Inc., yet? No? Well it is expanding starting today thanks to word-of-mouth, the alternative press and the blogosphere, with no corporate marketing whatsoever. Pat yourselves on the back, bring a friend, and see it again or go for the first time.

You can...

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The Truth "Gagged" and Treason Hidden

0 Comments | Posted June 10, 2008 | 11:18 PM

My God, we have lost our country completely. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) stood ALONE on the House floor last night for nearly five hours reading 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush. Yet this has not been mentioned once on the US news (with the exception on MSNBC's...

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Right-wing Goes After John Cusack

0 Comments | Posted June 6, 2008 | 5:43 PM

The extreme right is not happy about John Cusack's new film, War Inc.. With the helpful panning of the corporate press as proof - the same corporate press that sold us the Iraq war to begin with - the right-wing is trying make the film seem to be...

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Good Job Folks: War Inc. Expands...

0 Comments | Posted May 28, 2008 | 12:48 PM

We did it folks. War Inc.,  kicked ass opening weekend thanks to the grassroots and alternative press. The MSM is busy panning it, but we have proved once again, that despite the corporate farce of free press, we can get things heard, seen, and done. The opening weekend for...

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