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R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture

Kurt Vonnegut passed away Wednesday night, he was 84. Vonnegut penned at least 19 novels, including many best-sellers, and dozens of essays, plays and short stories. His “dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination […]

Kerry Says Pentagon 15-Month Troop Extension Hurts Families and Won’t Solve Iraq’s Civil War

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today that all active-duty Army soldiers currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan may serve “extended tours of up to 15 months in combat” This means that “more than 100,000 troops now at war probably will be kept overseas three months longer than their expected one-year deployments.” The new Pentagon […]

Poll: Most Say Gonzales Should Quit Over Fired Prosecutors

A new Bloomberg – L.A. Times poll shows that, “Most Americans believe Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales should resign because of the controversy over his office’s firing of federal prosecutors, and a big majority want White House aides to testify under oath about the issue.” The survey, conducted Thursday through Monday, found that 53% said […]

The Bush Administration Job No One Wants

Help Wanted: Overseer for Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Job Description: Applicant must be Bush apologist with ability to do what they are told and not offer any opinions to the contrary. The WaPo reports that the White House is looking to “appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority […]