01 January 2006
Talk of censure and impeachment has begun swirling around President Bush.  Can Vice President Cheney come to the rescue?  He will do so if enough of Bush's opponents adopt the position of this Philadelphia Daily News op-ed writer...
30 December 2005
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has admitted that he "ghosted" a detainee, meaning that he made the decision to hold a prisoner without keeping any records of the fact. 

While prisoners of war can be theoretically...
28 December 2005
Kurt Vonnegut, at age 82, has published over two dozen books.  His latest is called "A Man Without a Country."  It's a book that is brutally honest in its hopelessness, in fact – I think – overly hopeless, and yet humorous.  It may even be...
27 December 2005
ROME, ITALY -- A slightly unreal moment this afternoon. Here in the land of Dante, as the taxi from the airport sped by the ruins of the Roman Forum and glimpses of the Coliseum up the side streets, the car radio began playing the...
27 December 2005
President Bush and other top officials in his administration used the National Security Agency to secretly wiretap the home and office telephones and monitored private email accounts of members of the United Nations Security Council in...
26 December 2005
I half-suspected NPR to exhume Henry Kissinger (he is dead, isn't he?) the other day when they did a promo about a story on "Iraqization," but no, they spared us the sonorous tones of Doctor Strangelove, only to give us his pin-headed...

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