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Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes…

10 years ago

War Criminal George W. Bush Should Be Given An Indictment Not a Library

The concept of giving kind regards to a convicted war criminal whose only relationship to a library should be a…

10 years ago

The Bush Presidential Library, Museum and Think Tank. Think Tank?

Thursday marks the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, not to mention a think tank. What…

10 years ago

A Delusional Liz Cheney Projects Her Father’s Mistakes onto President Obama

The theme of Liz Cheney's fantasy screed was that Republicans had to start fighting back against President Obama or else…

10 years ago

Republicans Won’t Fund Roads or Schools But Funded Two Wars to Benefit the Rich

Most Americans do not object to debt when they receive something in return such as road or schools, but a…

10 years ago

A 16 Year Old Girl Was Brutally Raped, But Society and Media Mourn for the Rapists

In this country when a 16-year old girl is brutally raped by promising football players, society mourns their ruined careers…

10 years ago

An Examination of a Legit Defense Expenditure Would Out a Number Of Illegitimate Money-Wasters

The U.S. has an enormous number of military personnel and weaponry in the U.S. territory of Guam. It's legit, but…

10 years ago

The Bill to Fund the Government Is the Latest Bit of Stand-up Comedy From House Republicans

The primary purpose of House Bill 933 is to perpetuate the bloat of the defense budget and decimate domestic programs.

10 years ago

Another Sign Obama’s Doing a Good Job: War Criminal Dick Cheney Thinks America Isn’t Safe

Cheney claims the President's national security team choices put the nation at risk because they do not support Bush-Cheney policies…

10 years ago

President Obama Announces Important Drawdown Phase in Afghanistan

This spring, Afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country. By next year, our war with…

10 years ago

Obama Rejects Nation Building and Says Afghanistan War Ends in 2014

In a statement before a joint press conference with Afghan president Karzai today, President Obama announced that the war in…

10 years ago

President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term

The GOP finds itself in trouble as Obama's popularity soars and their own plummets, and Obama's second term only promises…

10 years ago

Opposition to Chuck Hagel is a No-Win Scenario for the GOP

There is no conceivable outcome in which GOP opposition to Chuck Hagel ends happily for Republicans

10 years ago

The Idea That an Armed Good Guy Can Stop an Armed Bad Guy is Not Borne Out by Reality

The idea that an armed good guy can stop a bad guy is not borne out by reality. Law enforcement…

10 years ago

The Religious Right Wants You Dead in God’s Name

The endless chorus from the Religious Right that all that plagues our society is the result of divine wrath has…

10 years ago

Navy Seals Are Not Dominionists’ Rescue Squads

In addition to the mandatory attendance requirements at events sponsored by, and performed on, military campuses everywhere - there are…

10 years ago

Repeating Their Past Mistakes, Republicans Urge a Return to Cowboy Diplomacy

Neo-con leaders are warning that Republicans have to pressure President Obama to return to George W. Bush's cowboy diplomacy by…

10 years ago

Move Over Star Wars: A Trilogy of GOP Cognitive Dissonance: 2008, 2012, 2016

The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening…

10 years ago

What do Kim Kardashian, Milkshakes and the Middle East have in common?

Kim Kardashian is heading for the mid-east to open 2 new Milk Bars. She'll also learn move about the region…

10 years ago

Tell Republicans to Stop Dishonoring Veterans by Cutting Benefits and Blocking Jobs

Honor the sacrifice of veterans by telling Republicans to pass, immediately, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act and oppose the Ryan…

10 years ago

The GOP’s Vorpal Blade of Cognitive Dissonance Goes Snicker-Snack!

Reality is the ultimate enemy of Republican ideology, so Tom Tancredo picks up his vorpal blade and shows himself asylum-ready

10 years ago

Mitt Romney Didn’t Mention Our Veterans Once During Foreign Policy Debate

While there were moments that Romney mentioned sending troops to this place and that not once did he acknowledge, let…

10 years ago

Third Debate Could Highlight Romney’s Outsourcing Experience as Foreign Policy

The only foreign policy experience RMoney faced was shipping and dealing with foreign countries during his tenure at Bain.

10 years ago

Mitt Romney Called Bringing Our Troops Home from Iraq ‘Tragic’

Mitt Romney would have left 30,000 troops in Iraq. He called bringing them home 'tragic'. Romney wants to leave our…

10 years ago

7 Reasons Romney is a Terrible Choice for Veterans, Soldiers and Their Families

An empty suit of a man who couldn't even fake giving a damn about our troops.

10 years ago

John Kerry Challenges Romney with 6 Questions He Must Answer at the Debate

Kerry lists 6 questions Romney must answer tonight. He commented, 'Romney, who once even said 'a president is not a…

10 years ago

Ann Romney Thinks a Mormon Mission is the Same as Serving in the Military

While on The View, Ann Romney said their family finds different ways of serving, with their sons having served their…

10 years ago

McCain Confirms Romney’s Desire for an Indefinite Iraq and Afghanistan Presence

John McCain confirmed this morning that a Mitt Romney administration would leave our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq indefinitely.

10 years ago

A War Weary America Gives Romney’s Cowboy Diplomacy Redux a Rousing Thumbs Down

In a foreign policy speech yesterday, Romney outlined his plan to steer the world according to America's will, and it…

10 years ago

In Foreign Policy Romney Needs to be More than Not-Obama

Mitt Romney is campaigning as not-Obama and in this case at least, he is being entirely honest: he is not…

10 years ago

Pamela Geller’s New Ad Campaign Calls Muslims Savages

Pamela Geller disengenuously claims she does not hate all Arabs and Muslims despite paraphrasing an Ayn Rand quote which does…

10 years ago

Meme of Desperation – Bush Gave Middle East 10 Years of Peace

In a breathtaking revision of history, we are being told that President Bush gave the Middle East ten years of…

10 years ago

House Republicans Have Military Mom Arrested for Supporting the Troops

Watching House Republicans high five after defeating a battle pay increase was too much for military mom Maria Meacham, who…

10 years ago

Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief

It is un-American to have as a president a man who preaches religious intolerance and who promotes the idea of…

10 years ago

Chasing Mitt Romney’s Hypocritical, Blindfolded, Ever-Changing Libya Positions

Mitt Romney is not a leader, even conservatives have called his foreign policy positions ridiculous and accused him of merely…

10 years ago

Mitt Romney Claims Troops Weren’t Important Enough to Include in His Convention Speech

Mitt Romney told Fox News today that he did not talk about the troops in his convention speech because 'You…

10 years ago

Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago

John Kerry exposed the Romney-Ryan foreign policy as the neocon shell game that it is, contrasting it with the steady…

10 years ago

Romney Cannot Talk About Ideas He Does Not Have

Romney, running on the same Republican policies as Bush, the same policies as McCain, hypocritically accuses Obama of having no…

10 years ago

Lie of Omission: Republican Convention Pretends Iraq and Afghanistan Never Happened

Republicans made their convention a festival of lies, but the biggest lie was one of omission. No speaker dared mention…

10 years ago

The GOP’s Dystopian Dream of America’s Future

Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an…

11 years ago

The Tea Party May Think it Runs the Country, but They are Wrong

Citizens may think the ultra right tea party has all the power in the U.S. In truth, they have almost…

11 years ago

American Fatwa: Challenging the Drone Killing of Progressive Values

We should be really clear about the lines we're crossing if we don't challenge the undemocratic killing of what are…

11 years ago

America’s Choice: Why Obama in 2012?

There are many reasons to vote for Barack Obama in 2012, and very few to vote against him, given the…

11 years ago

Tony Perkins Claims Gay Pride Flag in Afghanistan Endangers Americans

Tony Perkins claims a gay pride flag endangers American lives, but apparently Nazi flags, urinating on dead Afghans and burning…

11 years ago

How the Republican War Machine Has Lied to America About Iran

The imminent threat from Iran that Republicans like to fear monger about has existed since Ronald Reagan, and the surest…

11 years ago

Taliban? Talibangelical? They Both Hate Women

It is no surprise that Talibangelicals can compare women to livestock, as State Rep. Terry England did recently in Georgia.…

11 years ago

Counting Fuses with the Boomerang Ghosts of War

There’s a wave of psychologically troubled veterans headed back to America, and we need to prepare more thoroughly.

11 years ago

PM Cameron Praises Obama’s Tough, Reasonable Approach to Iran

Today during their live press conference, UK Prime Minister Cameron praised President Obama on his Iran strategy, saying Obama’s "tough,…

11 years ago

Incontinent Marines Are Unintentional Anti-Heroes

While we cannot excuse deplorable behavior, we ought not to delude ourselves that the urinating Marines are unusual. Rather, it…

11 years ago

John McCain and Why Sgt. Coleman Bean Had to Die

When a New Jersey veteran committed suicide after serving in Iraq, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) tried to do something about…

12 years ago

Liz Cheney Lies About Obama’s Afghanistan Policy

Liz Cheney feels free of any reality-based constraints that bind the president and throws our president under the bus in…

12 years ago

America Falling Down: We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore

We suffered a mental collapse, the same thing that happened to William Foster in Falling Down. But what Foster did…

12 years ago

Texas Governor Rick Perry Dreams of a Second Mexican War

Rick Perry is talking about a Second Mexican War à la Zachary Taylor and the Halls of Montezuma. Maybe he…

12 years ago

John McCain’s Eternal War Against Gays At Home and American Soldiers Abroad

John McCain is a war hero, and advocates permanent wars regardless the cost in lives and drain on the economy.…

12 years ago

Those Don’t Tax But Spend Republicans At it Again

American defense spending in 2007 alone amounted to just over half of what was spent in the entire world. In…

12 years ago

Going Rogue: The Bush Doctrine and American Exceptionalism

For Bush, war became THE political instrument. No longer does war pick up where politics leave off; war becomes a…

12 years ago

The Tale of the Weepy Orangeman

In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections it is important to know who John Boehner is and what it…

12 years ago

Emboldened by Victories, Republicans Back to Warmongering

Emboldened by their midterm victories, Republicans are already back to warmongering. Having invaded and conquered Iraq (where 50,000 U.S. troops…

12 years ago

Analyzing What November 2nd Means

Many Americans are asking, "What happened?" In a wonderfully titled article, “What the #!%*?: The U.S. mid-term elections?” the National…

12 years ago

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Defense Spending Overruns

"A spigot of defense spending opened up after 9/11, yet for years, there has been dismal oversight of contractors handling…

12 years ago

The Republican Narrative and Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance seems to run through the Republican narrative. Since it is impossible that 9/11 could have happened on the…

12 years ago

Sarah Palin Falsely Accuses Afghans of US Child Death Panels

Sarah Palin uses Twitter and Facebook to throw a lit match onto the heightened tensions with Afghans over the Qur'an…

12 years ago

The Burning of the Quran Will Be Another Dark 9/11 Moment

The planned burning of Qur'ans by an Evangelical church sends a confusing message that a violent act by them proves…

12 years ago

The Brainless Monster Running the Republican Mob

Mobs are forming in America. It takes courage to do the right thing when it's the unpopular thing to do.…

12 years ago

John Boehner’s Iraq Hypocrisy

It's that time again. House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is going to address us again. You know, preparing for…

12 years ago

The Heritage Foundation Declares War On Islam

"Since then, the American-led counteroffensive has done much to turn back the Islamist tide." Carafano revealed that the Heritage Foundation…

12 years ago

Reflections on a Crusade Gone Wrong: Bush’s Iraq War 2003-2010

Now that the last US combat brigade has driven into Kuwait, it is an appropriate time to look back at…

12 years ago

Fox News Forgets Bush Labels Afghanistan Obama’s War

Fox News' projection of the Bush administration's failures continued today on FNC's America's News HQ, when the network not so…

12 years ago

President Obama Relieves General McChrystal of His Post

McChrystal arrived at White House ready to tender his resignation Wednesday at 10:00 AM. At 1:15 PM, MSNBC announced that…

13 years ago

Rachel Maddow Lasers in on McChrystal’s Counterinsurgency Doctrine

What may come as a surprise to the General is that his own actions are casting doubts regarding the General’s…

13 years ago

“Liberal Elite” Washington Post Advances Fox’s Miranda Lies

The Washington Post, that "liberal elite" paper, is following in Fox's footsteps by regurgitating false Miranda information, suggesting that Miranda…

13 years ago

From Clinton to Obama: Reregulating the Deregulatory Era

Coming from what many would consider a "far Left" ideological foundation, my assertion is that this antagonism between the so-called…

13 years ago

Official Army History Reveals How George W. Bush Ignored Afghanistan

This week The New York Times ran a draft of the soon to be published official Army history of the…

13 years ago

Sarah Palin Attacks President Obama on Foreign Soil During Wartime

Sarah Palin actually managed to show up for her speech in Hong Kong, which wasn't surprising because apparently all it…

13 years ago

Ron Paul: Texas Secession Should be On the Table

Rep. Ron Paul has weighed in on Gov. Rick Perry's secession talk for his state of Texas. Paul defended Perry…

14 years ago

Reid and Durbin: Burris Will Be Seated This Week

Senate Majority Leader and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin announced in a statement today that the Senate will seat embattled Gov.…

14 years ago

Rod Blagojevich Has Become Mayor Quimby

On the day when he became the first governor to be impeached in the United States in 21 years, Rod…

14 years ago

Burris is Blago’s Political WMD Aimed at the Democratic Party

TThe ugly yet completely scripted theater that was Roland Burris being turned away from the Senate today has managed to…

14 years ago