Not since New Coke have we as a nation seen a disaster that both sides of the aisle can agree on. America is now unanimously and officially outraged that the IRS would have the audacity to target political groups -- groups that publicly despise taxes and call for the end of the IRS.
So, the media needs another food-fight story, and, if there is no real one, just allow themselves to be sucked in by right-wing propaganda. Hence, Benghazi. Again.
In the Iraq war 4500 American soldiers died, not to mention the tens of thousands of others, including Iraqis, killed or maimed. Yet Washington never witnessed such outrage and a quest for the truth from Republicans, whose disingenuous motives on Benghazi are now utterly transparent.
Obama poses an excellent question: Why put together a spin program that will fall apart in a few days? For that is exactly what happened.
When Dick Cheney appears before Congress to answer questions about his actions that caused the death and maiming of hundreds of thousands of people, some from incompetence, some as a result of outright lying- -- then he can come talk to us about Hillary Clinton testifying again.
The ghosts of the Enron Corporation are haunting us still, and they are a lot scarier than any horror movie ghosts because, unlike the Hollywood variety, these ghosts still have enough substance to cause an economic nightmare.
I met Bush rather briefly when he was governor of Texas and found him to be intelligent and funny -- though he certainly turned out somewhat differently than I anticipated.
You have never experienced a presidential library -- or even an amusement park -- to rival the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It's nonstop action, nonstop machismo sabre rattling and, to a discerning mind, nonstop destruction of America's civil liberties, moral authority and international leadership.
If there has to be a library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, let it be named after the man who actually ran the country, and not the man who simply nodded his head in affirmation. Let's call it the "Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney Presidential Library."
It's of the greatest importance for a government to protect the lives of its citizens. But it's also crucial to uphold the ideals upon which that government rests. Good governments do both.
It's not just Bush and Cheney who violated international law; now it's Obama, too. The report is blistering about the cover-up. The end result is a society in moral disarray.
Throughout its history, ERM has proven instrumental in the fossil fuel industry's deployment of the "Tobacco Playbook," magically transforming one-sided scientific debates like climate change and ecological impacts of extreme pipeline proposals into faux two-sided disputes.
The next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance -- "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" -- remember: it's a lie. A whopper of a lie.
The World According to Dick Cheney takes its viewer on a tour of Dick Cheney's life with Cheney playing host, as the film is centered around a series of lengthy interviews with the former vice president. In the end, it is frustrating and deeply flawed -- much like its main subject.
Paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Sadr City, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes i...
Unfortunately the Iraq War isn't over. Not only is the Iraqi insurgency still going strong and wreaking havoc, but the American veterans returned home from duty are still dying, still suffering, still looking to God for answers.