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Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Sometimes people are forced to take a taste of their own medicine: Doctor Frist’s flip flop on stem cell research hasn’t been received well by the far right. Tom Delay offered the opinion that “a candidate that, that-umm-believes in the destruction of life would have a very hard time appealing to the vast majority of […]

California Rejects Diebold Machines

California has rejected the Diebold voting machines, finding a failure rate of ten percent. Problems included printer jams and screen freezes, in other words what is experienced by the typical home computer user. The report did not comment on whether the results were biased towards either party.

Replacing the Government in Case of Emergency

We can all rest easier knowing that Congress has passed a Doomsday plan to replace themselves should 100 or more be killed in a terrorist attack. The law would call for special elections within 49 days. Now if we only had a provision for a special election should it be proven that the President is […]

Kerry Raising Money for Other Democrats

The Wall Street Journal makes note today of Kerry’s fund raising and contributions to other Democratic candidates. They report that, “Democrat Kerry, who may also run again, has donated more than $3 million to Democratic groups since his November defeat, while raising $700,000 for a new Leadership PAC that has given to more than 50 […]

Roberts To Right of Reaganites

The New York Times reviewed memos from the Reagan administration showing that John Roberts was frequently to the right of even many Reaganites: On almost every issue he dealt with where there were basically two sides, one more conservative than the other, the documents from the National Archives and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library show […]

Americans Facing Reality

It’s a day in which we see signs of victory for reality over the Orwellian deceptions of Bush World. It comes as no surprise to read that an new investigation shows that Bush failed to make adequate postwar plans. AP Reports that “An independent panel headed by two former U.S. national security advisers said Wednesday […]

Senate Protects Gun Industry

Senate Moves to Shield Gun Industry By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer The Senate put off until fall completing a $491 billion defense bill in order to act this week on the National Rifle Association’s top priority: shielding gun manufacturers and dealers from liability suits stemming from gun crimes. On a 66-32 test vote Tuesday, […]

Bush Administration Sounding More Like Kerry on Terrorism

From this report in the New York Times, it looks like the Bush administration is trying to reframe the war on terrorism. They are trying to downplay the military aspect and raise the ideological battle. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even said that he “objected to the use of […]