Category Archives: September 11

One Wildly Inaccurate Statement in the NYT Benghazi Article

The big news event this week was the NYT article that undercut the entire conspiracy narrative of Darrel Issa and the radical right, that the Benghazi attack was the work of al-Quida and the President knew this and hid it … Continue reading

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Could Someone Please Revoke the Three Stooges’ Passports?

The last thing this country needs is the three biggest idiots in the Republican House (and that’s saying a lot) attempting to speak for the American people on the world stage; but that’s exactly what they did in Egypt this … Continue reading

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Republicans Outraged Over Surveillance of Americans by Obama, But Not by Bush

Republicans were infuriated by the “breaking news” that Obama and the NSA have been listening to our phone conversations. They conveniently forget that it was George W. Bush who directed the NSA to start this eavesdropping program. In fact, PBS/Frontline … Continue reading

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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seeks Asylum Where?

A lot of (but not all) liberals, myself included, are peeved at President Obama for maintaining a policy which candidate Obama denounced in the 2008 election.  To be sure, after denouncing the program Senator Obama voted to expand the Patriot Act in the heat of … Continue reading

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A Modern Aesops Fable: Conservatives Are Positively Blind To The Obvious

Looking at the news of the day the appearance of  Laura Ingraham on Fox has been a big deal.  Ingraham connected the Iraqi no fly zone, started by Bush Sr. and maintained by Bill Clinton, with the sorry state of modern … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Strength: Neocons Contradict Each Other Defending Torture Yet Again

“And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” –Nietzsche Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s taut, brooding paean to the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden has been controversial since long before it even hit … Continue reading

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Ejecting from Afghanistan

“Geography is destiny.” –Unknown Afghanistan is a treacherous land.  In every sense of the word.  Soon we will be leaving it behind.  President Obama announced in a January 11th joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that American troops … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Is Trying to Influence the Election

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” –Teddy Roosevelt Conservatives, so blinded by their hatred of their caricature of the president, will never understand that Obama has been good for al Qaeda the way a birthday party of ten-year-old boys … Continue reading

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Counterfactual Conceptions with Ron Paul

Wednesday night, the last President to leave office with a surplus will be offering his case for the President who inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Bill Clinton’s endorsement will no doubt evoke some memories of the … Continue reading

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William Kristol: Armchair Generalizer

“To generalize is to be an idiot…” —William Blake The President’s grin was especially wide when Seth Meyers joked that Osama bin Laden “hosts a show on CSPAN” at the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 30, 2011.  Obama knew … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished, Bitch!

I cannot agree more with my colleagues Marc and Malia; it drives the radical right batshit crazy, but President Obama is the strongest President on foreign policy and national security since FDR. And following the faux outrage (insert bullshit) from the … Continue reading

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