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Hallelujah, Mr. Bush

President George Bush just completed a speech on immigration, and he finally managed to say something convincing and worthwhile. In fact, he said a lot of things convincingly: he’ll stop […]

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Torture by any name…

PBS’s Frontline documentary “The Torture Question” last night explored at length the U.S. policy on the abuse and torture of prisoners. No amount of euphemism (e.g: “coercive interrogation,” “enemy combatant,” […]

Bush feeling the heat

President Bush yesterday accused critics of the Iraq war of trying to “rewrite history.” Oh puh-LEEZ! Mr. Bush is overstating a bit, and this time he’s sounding more than a […]

Democrats close Senate

Democrats today invoked Rule 21 to close the U.S. Senate. What a brilliant move! I’ll not even try to hide my glee. I’ve thought since before we went into Iraq […]

We can leave now

Okay, we’ve invaded Iraq, captured Saddam Hussein, determined the nonexistence of WMDs, and overseen the writing and subsequent public approval of a new constitution. Now we simply declare victory and […]

Katrina: Reaping the whirlwind?

I’ve watched with awe and horror the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, and I haven’t words to describe it. It is simply beyond my comprehension. Yet sadly, as I contemplate […]

Robertson says take him out

Pat Robertson, the conservative every liberal loves to hate, is at it again. Shovel firmly in hand, he continues to deepen that hole he lives in. This time he is […]

Gaza: Overdue exodus

The Israeli settlers in Gaza are leaving today, under orders from the Israeli government, and those who don’t leave voluntarily will be forcibly removed. Temporary military occupation for security reasons […]

Danica and the French

Danica Patrick finished fourth (I think) in the Indy 500 yesterday. She ran many laps in the lead, the first woman ever to do so. You go, girl! I thoroughly […]

Coalition troop numbers

PWHCE – Coalition of the Willing List, Map and Troop Numbers Regardless of your political leanings, you may wonder just which nations comprise the “Coalition of the Willing” in Iraq. […]

Bush speech

Oh my god, I wonder if the speech Bush is giving right now is going to be a prelude to the invasion of another “imminent threat” to the U.S.? Who […]

Illegal aliens are… illegal!

If they are allowed to stay in the United States, under any condition, isn’t the citizenship of every legal U.S. citizen devalued by that much? By definition, illegal aliens are… […]

Saddam Hussein caught

My first reaction was: “Woot!! They got him!!!” But in the same moment: “Arghhh, Bush will be re-elected for sure.”

Excuses, excuses

Oh joy. The “peaceniks” in Washington said Bush just wants Iraq’s oil. It’s not unreasonable to assume that might be at least a part of his motivation. Well, damned if […]

About this Iraq thing

I’m sorry, people, but it sure looks to me like warmongering on Bush’s part. Why is he so anxious to rush in there and start a war, anyway? He was […]