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Blair Shills for King George

One would think that by now Blair would have learned his lesson, but no. He’s in too deep to stop now… Prime Minister Tony Blair caved in to White House pressure by sharpening language on Iran and softening it on global warming in a speech he delivered Friday at Georgetown University, according to a British […]

Cheney Aide is Screening Legislation for Presidential Power Infringements

Dick Cheney’s legal adviser and chief of staff, David Addington, is combing through pieces of legislation before they make it to Bush’s desk — he’s “searching for provisions that Cheney believes would infringe on presidential power, according to former White House and Justice Department officials.” Or, in other words, he’s looking for ways to abuse […]

Springsteen on the President Bystander

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his U.S. tour of his latest endevour, “The Seeger Sessions” in the Boston area last night. During a break between songs, he offered harsh words for the administration of President George W. Bush and its handling of last year’s devastating Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, which killed more than 1,500 people […]

The Case for a Power Shift In 2008

Robert Kagan asks in the WaPo today, “Could the United States be better off with a Democrat in the White House in 2009?” Answering his own question, “Here are a couple of reasons the answer might be yes, even if you’re not a Democrat.” Read on…

More Abuse of Executive Power

On Friday, the Bush administration asked “federal judges in New York and Michigan to dismiss a pair of lawsuits filed over the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program.” They claim the litigation “would jeopardize state secrets.” In legal papers filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers said it would be impossible to defend the legality of […]

Democrat’s Best Prospect for 2008: John Kerry

Responding to Scott Lehigh’s recent Boston Globe OP/ED, one Massachusetts resident had this to say in a Letter to the Editor: A second wind beneath his wings May 27, 2006 SCOT LEHIGH IS right. John Kerry has indeed found his voice on Iraq (“John Kerry’s encore,” May 23) . As a presidential candidate in 2004, […]

Ain’t Nothing Like a Good Constitutional Squabble

There ain’t nothing like a good old fashioned constitutional squabble amongst Republicans… Speaker J. Dennis Hastert is moving publicly to put his constitutional showdown with the Justice Department in the past, but many on Capitol Hill believe that the bitter confrontation will resonate in the coming months. I say let them have their tizzy, and […]