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Scientists say they’re being gagged by Bush

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the lastest news on the Bush Administration’s war on science: Scientists doing climate research for the federal government say the Bush administration has made it hard for them to speak forthrightly to the public about global warming. The result, the researchers say, is a danger that Americans are not […]

Kerry in Boston Herald on Taxes

Family tax needs fixing: Mid-income households taking a pounding By John F. Kerry Monday, April 17, 2006 This time of year, millions of middle-class families are feeling the pinch of the family tax as they fill out their taxes. Teachers, police officers, nurses and hard-working families with household incomes in the middle-income tax brackets will […]

Bush Defenders Still Try To Claim Plame Was Not A Covert Agent

I always find it amusing how the right wing blogs (as well as the conservative media) will ignore overwhelming evidence which disputes their claims while trying to turn barely relevant information into a defense. The New York Sun helps the right wingers revive their disproven claims that Valerie Plame wasn’t a covert agent. Their evidence […]

The Bush Flat Tax

Steve Forbes ran for President proposing a flat tax in which taxpayers would pay 17% in taxes on income over $36,000 a year, excluding pensions and profits from the sale of investments. The Los Angeles Times looks at the tax rates and finds that, due to Bush’s tax breaks on investment income which primarily benefits […]

Kerry Demands Truth about Tax Fairness on Tax Day: New Research Shows Wealthiest 1% of Americans Get Nearly 1/3 of Bush Tax Windfall

I reported on April 5 about a piece in the NY Times that showed “how the rich have gotten richer with the Bush tax cuts.” The Bush administration is in denial about this evidence (see Bush’s remarks today on taxes and the economy), but John Kerry isn’t… Calling a government publication misleading, Senator John Kerry […]

Jury Finds Former Ill. Gov. Ryan Guilty

Former Gov. George Ryan was convicted today of racketeering and fraud. The conviction was based on a corruption scandal that ended his political career in 2003. Ryan, 72, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read and afterward vowed to appeal. “I believe this decision today is not in accordance with the kind of public service […]

Just Another Manic Monday

Ah, Mondays… The work week begins, the kids are off to school and each Monday morning it’s time to take stock and ask the question, “What will the right-wing throw at us this week?” We’ve been assaulted for so long now by the Bush administration, with lies, on top of lies, on top of lies, […]

Kerry to Deliver Speech in Boston on Saturday April 22

In an email sent to Massachusetts area Kerry supporters via JohnKerry.com, John Kerry announced that on Saturday, April 22nd he will be delivering a speech at Faneuil Hall. Rumor has it that one of the Boston area Air America stations mentioned the pending speech today, calling it a “major policy address.” And the right-wing leaning […]