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Cheney's Drink Of Choice: Skim Latte

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've found one of Dick Cheney's new undisclosed locations: the Starbucks on Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Va. And while he may be dwelling on the "to...

Sam Stein

Leahy Knocks Cheney: "I Don't Need Any Lectures From Him" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Patrick Leahy and Dick Cheney have a legendarily icy relationship, one that crested with the former Vice President telling the Judiciary Commi...

I Beg Your Pardon

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

What if Bush and company are held accountable for their grave offenses -- say, torture or the attorney general scandal?

Bodymind And Cheney's Back: What His Injury Is Trying To Tell Him

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Poor Dick Cheney. It can't be easy being the most unpopular VP ever. Even Ex-Pres Bush seemed to snub him in the end when he didn't pardon Libby. The ...

RNC Silent On Cheney's Obama Terror Attack Claims

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Do Michael Steele and the Republican National Committee -- the center of the party's political operation -- agree or disagree with Dick Cheney's claim...

Cheney Unplugged

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The $60 million question, though, is where is our outrage that any elected official can break the law, and be arrogant enough to publicly admit it, confident that he will inevitably escape prosecution for his acts.

A Sudden Conversion to Fiscal Conservatism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Republicans are arguing about what dishes to set out on the Titanic instead of lowering the life boats.

Exit Stage Right: Cheney Wheels Off to Thunderous Applause

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Randall Amster

Yes folks, that was Dick Cheney, born-again ADA activist and differently-abled former dictator, heading off to an (un)disclosed location for the final time.

Psychotic Reaction

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

"Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and...

Prosecutions -- A Reply to my Critics

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Many people asked a version of the following question: "if we don't have prosecutions of Bush officials, what will stop people next time?," often with a reference to the Nixon or Iran-Contra pardons.

The Case Against Prosecutions

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

There are two reasons prosecuting the Bush administration is a bad idea, one that has to do with the nature of the alleged crimes and the other that has to do with the consequences for the country.

Keeping Anderson Cooper Honest: How CNN and the Media Flubbed Obama's 2nd Swearing In

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ronald B. Robinson

The same media that is creating a negative impression of President Obama is saying little about the outgoing administration's widespread destruction of official government records.

Cheney: "I Disagree With President Bush's Decision" On Libby

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with his biographer Stephen Hayes, published by the Weekly Standard, former Vice President Cheney laments Bush's decision not to pardo...

13 Ways of Looking at the Inauguration

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

Certainly, we have seen digitally enlarged crowds this size in blockbuster films, but there was an amazing, surreal quality in seeing that many people gathered on the Washington Mall.

Reunited at Last

Howard Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Gewirtz


Poetry & Politicians: For Better or Verse

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

For Jeb Bush: "They fuck you up, your mum and dad./They may not mean to, but they do./They fill you with the faults they had/And add some extra, just for you."

Cheney Dozes Off At Bush Farewell Speech

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Cheney may have dozed off during Bush's apparently somniferous farewell speech last night. Courtesy of As Bush said, "B...

Cheney: "Can't Claim Perfection" on No-Torture Policy

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to accusations from a top Pentagon official that at least one Guantanamo detainee was tortured during interrogation, Vice President Dick Ch...

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.

Getting Ready for the Bush Pardons

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It would be wrong for an outgoing President who presided over disastrous... enterprises like the torture program to unilaterally slam the door on all future investigations into that conduct.

They Kept Us Safe -- or Did They?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

So, a question for conservatives: did the Clinton administration, like the Bush administration, do a fine job of protecting the country once it had undergone one al-Qaeda attack?

Palace intrigue: Obama and his Justice Department are about to inherit the dysfunctional family problems of a Kazakh dictator

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aram Roston

Rakhat Aliyev has had many careers. The 47 year old Kazakh former intelligence chief and self-proclaimed opposition leader has been a medical doctor, ...

Is the Problem with Finger-Pointing That We're Using the Wrong Finger?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Help me. I'm confused. Are we supposed to ignore the past, forget finger-pointing and blame-gaming and look forward? Or are we supposed to demand accountability? Or some third option?

Dear Dick: We Have Received Your Resume...

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Dear Dr. Rice: This is to confirm that you will be teaching a course at The Learning Annex on Saturday, January 31st, to be entitled "Power Enabling: Smart Women, Costly Blunders.''

A New Year and a New Environment

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Little measures -- recycling, driving a most fuel-efficient car, walking, biking or using public transit, and installing low-flow shower heads -- can make a huge difference.