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Excerpts from Dick Cheney's Upcoming Book

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

I was hatched on a cold, Nebraska day, January 30, 1941. It was the first of two fateful events for our country that year. The second took place in December.

Injecting 'Nazi' Into Debate Is Bad for the Health of America's Democracy'

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Rabbi Marvin Hier: "We demean ourselves and everything that America stands for when we compare either Democrats or Republicans to the Nazi Third Reich."

A Few Thoughts About President Obama's Birthday, the Need for Disclosure, and Transparency

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Once a person becomes the President of the United States, in my humble opinion he or she should belong to the people; therefore, the ordinary rights of privacy should no longer apply.

Part 3: Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform - The Economics

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I don't know about you, but one thin dime for every buck you make seems like a very easy trade for being able to see the doctor any time you need to.

Rep. Foxx: "Fool Me Once, Shame On You. Fool Me Twice, Shame On You." (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, speaking from the floor of the House, Rep. Virginia Foxx stumbled into some tricky rhetorical territory. Using her pen for emphasis, she d...

Bono Dodges A Hug From President Bush

IrishCentral | KENNETH HAYNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a BBC program last night, the superstar U2 singer recalled how he he stiffed President Bush out of the photo op in 2006 at the National Prayer Brea...

Do We Really Want To Know Dick Cheney's Secrets?

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Eric Holder is considering whether to conduct a criminal investigation of interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration. In other words, Cheney-gate. Or "Saw VII."

A Gitmo Tragedy: The Uighurs

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Of the many Guantanamo tragedies, perhaps none has been greater than our handling of the Uighurs, a group of Chinese Muslim detainees.

CA Imposes Stringent Rules On Car Emissions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reversing a Bush-era decision and honoring a pledge last month, the Obama administration on Tuesday granted California the ability to impose stringent...

Full-Spectrum Idiocy: GOP and Chavez on Iran

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When approaching Iran, the Republican Party line and the Hugo Chavez line are running in opposite directions -- but parallel.

U.S. Launches Complaint at WTO Over Chinese Export Curbs While Giving OPEC/Saudi Arabia a Free Pass

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Though Obama has enough on his plate, if time and energy can be directed at China because of export trade constraints, then certainly action against the OPEC cartel is long overdue.

Bush Breaks Silence, Goes After Obama In Speech

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[updated below] Former President George W. Bush has been remarkably reticent since Barack Obama took office, saying that the new commander in chief "...

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Strategery: Bush Attacks Obama and Weakens America

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Palevsky

Instead of focusing on the ethics of mudslinging, more should follow Biden's lead and address the potentially dire ramifications of Thursday's reckless hubris.

Bush Gives Shout-Out To Troops On "Colbert"; Mocks Stephen For Press Corps Dinner (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Colbert broadcast his final show from Iraq last night and in it George W. Bush gave a "shout-out" to the troops, saying: "Laura and I send our gree...

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.

Congressman Ron Paul Talks Foreign Policy: New Face, Same Policy

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Ron Paul: I think Obama is purely political. I think he has backed down on what he said.

Death at Guantanamo Hovers Over Obama's Middle East Visit

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

A death at Guantánamo is always felt keenly in the Muslim world, and is also uncomfortable for the Obama administration, which claims that it is running a "humane" facility.

Presidential Library Clash Could Put Bush Under Oath

AP | JEFF CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DALLAS — A Texan is trying to put a former president under oath and find out what he knew and when he knew it. But the issue isn't national secu...

Decanting the Truth

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In a press interview regarding the Iraq war, Vice-President Dick Cheney was asked "Over 70 percent of Americans disagree with this war, what is your r...

After the Nuke Test, the US and North Korea Should Keep Talking

Michael Roston | Posted 06.02.2011 | World
Michael Roston

History is not on North Korea's side, and ensnaring the hermit state in negotiations establishes some possibility of reining in its behaviors.

Gasoline Prices Up $.25/Gallon in Two Weeks -- Time to Refocus on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is time for the Obama administration to show it is cognizant of the creeping upward push of oil and gasoline prices and its impact on a still very fragile economy.

It's Official: Bush Admin Saw Iraq As Religious War

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As someone who still has friends over in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boils my blood to think that insurgents and terrorists now have something else to show around as "proof" that America is "fighting a war on Islam."

Congressman Jim Moran on Torture and Accountability

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Moran: Those who are culpable need to be judged by their peers and I think we need to put in place some kinds of structures to ensure that we never repeat our mistakes.