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Reflections on George W. Bush, and some other hateful characters

When I was little one of my babysitters told me I shouldn’t use the word hate. “You don’t really hate that person,” she said. This was pretty confusing, because although I was still trying to figure out what feelings were, … Continue reading

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The Worst Decade, Part 3: The Year 2002

The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison gas to murder thousands of its own citizens, leaving the bodies of mothers … Continue reading

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The Worst Decade, Part 2: The Year 2001

We were like stuffed geese that year, fat and unhappy with right wing values, environmental destruction, and massive tax cuts forced down our throats. Little did we know how much worse things could get. Little did we know that the … Continue reading

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Olly olly in free

And while we Democrats are arguing about whether or not to support the healthcare reform bill, and whether or not Obama is living up to his campaign promises, and whether or not his administration is continuing the executive privileges of … Continue reading

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Eric Holder, please pull those threads!

Alexander Butterfield did us all a great service, 36 years ago today – it was the first time the Senate Watergate committee learned about Nixon’s secret taping system. I wonder if Nixon, when it became public three days later, had … Continue reading

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John Yoo, master of irony

So you’re getting a lot of pressure from your boss, who’s in high CYA mode since he’s already approved torture, to figure out how to make it legal. And (as Condi Rice told that student at Stanford) the White House … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney and Philip Markoff

There’s a debate going on about how, or when, Cheney turned into Darth Vader. Did all his heart attacks do something bad to his brain? Or did the burden of keeping the country safe after Bush ignored the 9/11 warnings … Continue reading

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Torture, Part II

“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” Bush/Cheney and their lawyer minions might have done well to reflect on Theodore Roosevelt’s words (from one of his essays in The Strenuous Life). And, on top of … Continue reading

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