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Dissent is Patriotic

Today’s protest of a speech by Alberto Gonzales, by law students at Georgetown U, bears repeating… it was one of those moments of pure patriotic dissent.

Gore to Publish Book on Global Warming in April

Longtime environementalist, Al Gore will be publishing his second book about global warming in April, with the title “An Inconvenient Truth,” his publisher Rodale Books said on Tuesday. The book is tied to a documentary of the same title about Gore’s environmental campaigning which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday. It follows […]

Ronnie Earle Probes Possible Cunningham-DeLay Tie

Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, the Texas prosecutor investigating Tom DeLay has “issued a second round of subpoenas to businessmen here seeking records surrounding donations to the former Republican leader and disgraced former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham. The subpoenas issued by Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle’s office zero in on transactions in 2002 […]

John Kerry Hits with Knock Out Punch on Documents Proving Bush Administration Failed to Heed Early Warnings on Katrina

How is it that the White House Situation Room received detailed warnings 48 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit, that the National Hurricane Center was warning CNN and the world that Katrina could be The Big One, that FEMA reported two days before landfall that Katrina’s surge ‘could greatly overtop levees and protective systems,’ destroy nearly 90 percent of city structures, require ‘incredible search and rescue needs (60,000-plus),’ and displace more than a million people – and the President days later still insisted on national television, ‘I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees’ that left 1,300 dead and thousands more homeless?
“Where’s the accountability? Where’s the compassion?

Reid Blasts Bush: “Swagger Less”

Harry Reid hit hard today in a speech at the Center for American Progress. He blasted Bush urging him to show more honesty and humility and “swagger” less when he addresses the nation next week in his annual State of the Union speech. Crooks and Liars has video here. Reid gave a scathing assessment of […]

Bush to Visit India and Pakistan in March

Bush announced today that he will visit India and Pakistan in March. The announcement came after a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz at the White House. Bush told Prime Minister Aziz, “I’m really looking forward to going to your country. I’ll be traveling to India and Pakistan in March.” Bush’s visit is actually […]

More Doo on Doolittle

Late last night I posted a piece about Rep. John Doolittle of CA, who has been implicated in the Abramoff scandal. Doolittle appears to be one of those Republicans that thinks he is above the law. CaliDem at Nightswimming Blog has lot’s more doo, today on John Doolittle — check it out here.

Tap This: Law Students Dissent as Gonzales Defends Domestic Spying

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with some dissent at a Georgetown Law School Forum today, when he gave a speech defending the Bush administration’s domestic spying program. Gonzales tried to sell the law students on the notion that “some critics and news reports have misled Americans about the breadth of the National Security Agency’s surveillance.” […]