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Blood Logic

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Yourgrau

"Any lives they endangered, they're personally responsible for and the blood is on their hands." ~ Mike Huckabee. The Wikileaks leaker has blood on ...

Dick Cheney Lines Up Against Michael Steele

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney and other GOP heavyweights are setting up a fundraiser for Maria Cino, a former Bush Commerce Department official and Deputy Transportatio...

Liz Cheney Blames Bush Administration For North Korea Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liz Cheney, a former State Department official and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Sunday that the Bush administration was to ...

Valerie Plame's Husband: Dick Cheney Is A Traitor

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Wilson, husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, kept his criticism of ex-Vice President Dick Cheney and Cheney's former chief of staff Scooter L...

Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

In a recent CNN poll the amnesiac and FOX-demented American public near-equated the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama because of the fal...

Dick Cheney's Shooting Victim STILL Waiting For Apology

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has been almost five years since Harry Whittington took an errant blast from then-Vice President Dick Cheney's shotgun while on a quail hunting tri...

The F Word: Echoing at the Extremes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This weekend, at a panel on the U.S./Mexico border in Marfa, Texas, GRITv friend, reporter Mark Danner discussed the "thinning out" and hard...

Monday Will Never Be The Same: Conversations With Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, David Gray and Josiah Leming

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."

Enough About the Nut Bag In Florida; the Noise Is Dangerous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our actions as a nation have been far more offensive to the Muslim world than a crazy man in Florida. Bush's illegal occupation of Iraq and our failed mission in Afghanistan have only harmed us more.

Amanda Terkel

Tony Blair On Attacking Iran: 'I'm Not Taking Any Option Off The Table' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former British prime minister Tony Blair spoke with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week" today about his new book, A Journey: My Political Life. I...

Obama Takes a Meeting With Mephistopheles

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"You've probably already gathered why I called this meeting," Obama says. "I've spent 18 months in office, and I can't help but notice -- you're not holding up your end of the bargain."

Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, this column took a week off, due to an extended trip into the desert for the Netroots Nation convention. But now, we turn our sights back ...

Dick Cheney Heart Pump: What Does It Mean For His Health?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent an extensive heart procedure to install a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, last week -- a sys...

Dick Cheney In Recovery After Major Heart Surgery

AP | BEN FELLER and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney disclosed Wednesday that he has undergone surgery to install a small pump to help his heart ...

Dick Cheney's Tips for Happy Motoring

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

A summer outing on the open road is one of America's most revered national traditions. But never forget that eternal vigilance is the price of having a Democrat in the White House.

The Battle for Justice Heats Up

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charlotte Dennett

I can safely report that the battle to bring Bush and his top advisors to justice -- for murder, war crimes, warrantless wiretapping, bank fraud, and shredding the Constitution -- is far from over.

Obama and Change at Guantanamo: Believe It When You See It

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

Nearly 18 months after the election of Barack Obama, that which he promised to stop -- the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay -- continues.

The F Word: McChrystal, Afghanistan Policy, And...

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

To heck with the war. It's becoming a story about egos. Or more precisely, as one commentator put it recently, "By focusing on McChrystal's supposed ...

Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

I've heard it said that complaining doesn't solve anything, it merely restates the problem. Well, that, and sometimes it just feels good to bitch a little.

Pelicans Come Home to Roost

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Triumph of the Clueless

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara R. Nichols

Having decimated the very agencies that could had have the capacity to come to the rescue in the Gulf, the Republicans can now acclaim the reality of their mantra, "Government is the problem."

Republican Leadership Conference 2010: No Mention Of Hurricane Katrina As GOP Meets In New Orleans

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after President Bush's failed response to a natural disaster in New Orleans deeply damaged his party's credibility and helped sweep them fr...

Emasculation Nation

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

It is now more obvious than ever that power is not wielded by the federal government, but by corporate behemoths fully embedded in the nation's nervous system.

US Sues KBR: Iraq Charges From Contractor Were Improper, Says US Government

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government sued KBR Inc., the largest contractor in Iraq, on Thursday over what prosecutors say were improper charges t...

The F Word: DeBush, Debar and Debunk

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Republican criticsm of President Obama's response to the Gulf of Mexico spill is escalating. The President needs to get down there, say his critics --...