Saturday, February 07, 2009

Gambling at Revolving-Door Roulette

By Michael Winship
February 7, 2009

Not even three weeks in office and President Barack Obama is discovering that being in charge is no bed of roses, even when you have a garden of them just outside your Oval Office windows.

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Panetta Is Deferential to Republicans

By Ray McGovern
February 6, 2009

“I am a creature of Congress,” said Leon Panetta with a toothy grin, which was returned by equally wide smiles from members of the Senate Intelligence Committee meeting to consider his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Why Not Cut Military Spending?

By David Swanson
February 5, 2009

In the ordinary course of things in Washington, D.C., and on television, there are two separate conversations.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Is Peace Still an Option?

By Norman Solomon
February 4, 2009

The United States began its war in Afghanistan 88 months ago. "The war on terror" has no sunset clause. As a perpetual emotion machine, it offers to avenge what can never heal and to fix grief that is irreparable.

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First,, Jail All Bush's Lawyers

By Robert Parry
February 3, 2009

If new Attorney General Eric Holder really means what he said in his oath – that he will “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” – then he must give serious consideration to prosecuting crimes committed by the Bush administration, including its torturing of detainees.

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Accepting the End of the US Empire

By Ivan Eland
February 3, 2009

When you stop to think about it, people measure how well their lives are going not by their absolute state of being but by their situation relative to their expectations.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

More Pressure for Bush Torture Probe

By Jason Leopold
February 2, 2009

Amid grassroots pressure to hold senior Bush administration officials accountable for torture and other crimes, an influential Democratic senator said President Barack Obama and Congress have no choice but to mount a serious investigation because to do nothing would invite a repetition of the abuses.

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Out in the Cold at Christmas

By Sherwood Ross
February 2, 2009

Every Christmas season a large electric star visible for miles is illuminated on a mountainside overlooking Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the time the holy family of Christianity took refuge in a manger on the night of Christ’s birth.

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