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Army Is Worn Too Thin

General George Casey, the Army’s top officer, told Congress on Wednesday that the Army “has been stretched so thin by the war in Iraq that it can not adequately respond to another conflict.” Although this has come up in the past, many times, the Bush Administration fails to listen and yesterday’s warning was “one of […]

“Childrens do learn,” but Bush Doesn’t

Good gracious! What an embarrassment… We all know by now how pitiful and pathetic Bush’s grammar is, but to mispeak in front of children while touting the “success” of NCLB: Bush made his latest grammatical slip-up at a made-for-TV event where he urged Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, the centerpiece of […]

Bush Declares War on Bipartisan Bill to Provide Health Insurance to Children

John Kerry says all there is to say and then some, about Bush’s plan to veto the SCHIP bill… Four days from now, a wildly successful effort to provide healthcare to 6 million low-income children will disappear. This summer, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to expand the […]

Judge Rules Patriot Act Gives Executive Branch Too Much Power

A federal judge in Oregon ruled today that “two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional, marking the second time in as many weeks that the anti-terrorism law has come under attack in the courts.” In a case brought by a Portland man who was wrongly detained as a terrorism suspect in 2004, U.S. […]

Biden’s Iraq Plan Passes Senate

Senator Joe Biden’s Iraq Federalism amendment passed in the Senate today. In what was a “strong rebuff to the Bush Administration on Iraq, the Senate overwhelming approved a plan by Biden that essentially calls for breaking Iraq into three sections: Kurd, Sunni, and Shia.” While the amendment is nonbinding, it’s the first measure to pass, […]

John Kerry: U.S. Must Stand with Burmese Demonstrators

Editors note: I’ve been trying to make the time since the monks starting marching in Burma a few days ago, to write about the situation there, but I’ve had a lot on my plate. The situation with th epeaceful protest, has turned for the worse as the photo from today, below shows: Andrew Sullivan has […]

Dan Rather is Right

Last night I noted here that on Monday, Ted Koppel had come out in defense of Dan Rather’s lawsuit against CBS. Eric Boehlert has a brilliant breakdown on the story leading up to Rather’s dismissal from CBS in the wake of the “botched 60 Minutes II story about President Bush and his military service.” Was […]

Ted Koppel on the Rather Suit and Bush

Ted Koppel addressed a forum at Fordham University in New York City on Monday that was organized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Koppel called “the ouster of Dan Rather from CBS News in 2006 a “travesty,”” and he said that he “hopes the $70 million suit filed by Mr. Rather against […]