Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.
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Losing the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro just shows that Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the Republicans have been right all along. Relying on reasoning, discussion and goodwill is bullshit.
Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein weighs in on Condoleeza Rice's comments on Afghanistan during an appearance Tuesday evening on The Rachel...
The GOP is now the Party of lies, misinformation, misdirection, torture, infidelity, illegal wars, bloated government, higher taxes, broken health care, and murder of the innocent.
Bruce Fein, a former associate deputy attorney general under President Reagan, made a couple of important points tonight on Hardball regarding the inv...
I was the first to say that the policy of torture and abuse was directly linked to U.S. deaths in Iraq. It's a hard pill to swallow, but true.
This latest revelation of the horrors endorsed and probably conceived by that administration is insupportable, once digested.
The president should be challenged. His campaign words on torture are empty, rendered meaningless with his "new" policy on rendition.
Internal CIA reports released by the Obama administration on Monday suggest that former vice president Dick Cheney was right about one thing: the CIA'...
There's a wacked out reward system going on in world culture these days
WASHINGTON Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes his old boss, President George W. Bush, gradually turned away from his advice during their secon...
If major issues affecting the populace for decades require a thorough national discussion, how come there were no town hall meetings back in 2003 to debate the wisdom of invading Iraq?
Last month, the New York Post reported that a new book depicted President George W. Bush's daughters as a nightmare for Secret Service agents. Now ano...
Republicans are imploding, and the resulting compression into a black hole of nothingness is not pretty. Apparently nothing can escape this growing object, not even light or logic.
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in...
Critics who refer to Obama's proposed public health plan as socialism have got it all wrong. The menace we face is the triumph of corporatism; the corporate state wedded to the government.
Dick Cheney may have thought we'd be welcomed as liberators, but anyone who compared the Middle East of 2003 to Europe before World War Two was off the rails.
Exit strategy implies that the top military priority is getting our troops out. An endstate strategy envisions what we want the conditions on the ground to look like and figures out how to get there.
Criminal law says that facts aren't enough to establish guilt. There also has to be mens rea -- a guilty mind. Here's the best I can do on Cheney's behalf: He meant well and he knew better.
Obama faces a steady drip, drip, drip of stories leaking and becoming public. Wiretapping stories, torture stories, and secret CIA covert stories were all in the news in the past week alone.
A secret Central Intelligence Agency initiative terminated by Director Leon Panetta was an attempt to carry out a 2001 presidential authorization to c...
The Democratic response to criticism was lifted directly from the Bush playbook. They are saying that without the stimulus things would be much worse.
The lack of clear ethical rules and the frontier justice mentality in Iceland continues to cause confusion and raise questions about the legal profession's ability to regulate itself in Iceland.
We have never been more reliant on the generosity of others and less able to act like grown-ups and fend for ourselves than any time since the Revolution.
I first read Rebecca West's Meaning of Treason in the 1990s. At the time I was more interested in the looping grace of West's sentences than in h...
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