Monthly Archives: December 2014

Schizophrenic Day for News

Yesterday was a schizophrenic day for news. On the one hand, there was the story, actually from Tuesday, about how Taliban gunmen had stormed a high school favored by the sons and daughters of the Pakistani military and had killed … Continue reading

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Here Come the Torture Apologists, Part 4.

Of all the torture apologists now appearing in public, the #1 character has, of course, been Dick Cheney.  He really did go on “Meet the Press” and told Chuck Todd that the only “torture” that he recognizes is the kind … Continue reading

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If Only the Democrats Could Grow a Pair

The politics of brinkmanship has thrown up another victory for the Republicans. If only the Democrats could grow a pair of balls. Elizabeth Warren has a pair, as anatomically strange as that sounds. If only her colleagues could join her … Continue reading

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Here Come the Torture Apologists, Part 3.

Some people might be wondering why I’m so focused on the torture issue. Part of the reason that we should not torture is that people come here to the United States because we don’t torture. That’s why they come. It’s … Continue reading

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Here Come the Torture Apologists, Part 2.

I know this is cruel to say, but can Dick Cheney just go ahead and die already? This guy has already had five heart attacks, the first in 1978 at age 37.  He underwent four-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting in … Continue reading

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Here Come the Torture Apologists, Part 1

Well, I suppose it was predictable, but here come the torture apologists.  (Or perhaps I should say the tortured apologies.)  Even if torture were effective, which it is not, there is a much more fundamental reason why we, the United … Continue reading

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The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

Today, after nearly five years of investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee — for the moment, still controlled by Senate Democrats — released a report on the torture used by the CIA and approved by the Bush Administration in the wake … Continue reading

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More Blonds than at a Beauty Pageant

As some of you might remember, Fox News’ target demographic is middle-aged angry white men who think that somehow they’ve been gypped by the system. So who to capture their attention better than a bevy of beautiful blonds. Just don’t … Continue reading

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This Kind of Sums it Up

Sometimes you don’t need a lot of words. This one, below, kind of sums it up nicely:

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Here We Go Again

By now many commentators have weighed in on the non-indictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who put the choke hold on Eric Garner. Coming as it did, about a week after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the cop who … Continue reading

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