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Thomas Friedman on Bush’s Third Term

If only Thomas Friedman would face reality with regards to 9/11 Iraq today’s column would be excellent. Hopefully some day he will realize that 9/11 was a case of gross incompetence in governing followed by disgusting political moves to take advantage of an attack which a competent President would have taken steps to prevent, and […]

Thanksgiving Wishes from John Kerry

There’s a lovely Thanksgiving message on JohnKerry.com from John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry worthy of sharing here with our readers: Teresa and I want to wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving — and thank everyone in the johnkerry.com community for your efforts to make our nation stronger. Our thoughts and prayers […]

Don’t Let Uncle Dick Cook the Turkey and Other Humor

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers. Whatever you do, don’t let Uncle Dick cook the turkey… Click on graphic for full size.

Daniel Ellsberg Arrested with Protesters at Bush Ranch

A dozen anti-war protesters were arrested outside of Bush’s Crawford, TX Ranch today. Among the protesters was Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department official who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam war. Ellsberg estimated today was his 70th arrest for various protests since the 1970s. “Those of us who finally saw through the Vietnam […]

Bush Admin In-fighting: Cheney Isolated on Detainee Rights

Cheney appears to be heading down a one way path on some issues that the Bush administration has been recently flip-flopping on. The biggest issue isolating Cheney from the pack is rights for detainees suspected of terror: The Justice Department’s abrupt decision to indict alleged “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla-after keeping him in legal limbo for […]

Corporate Sponsors Avoid Darwin Exhibition

An example of what has happened to our country, from The Telegraph: An exhibition celebrating the life of Charles Darwin has failed to find a corporate sponsor because American companies are anxious not to take sides in the heated debate between scientists and fundamentalist Christians over the theory of evolution. The entire $3 million (£1.7 […]

Kerry Wins Praise From Fellow Jurors

The Boston Globe reports that John Kerry was called for jury duty, and “As foreman, Kerry wins praise from fellow jurors.” Here are some selections from the article. There sure were a lot of Bush voters at this trial in a blue state, but at least they came out of this with a favorable opinion […]

9/11-Iraq Link Refuted Days After Attack, Reporter Says Data Available Online

Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter.