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Michael Leon is a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. His writing has appeared nationally in The Progressive, In These Times, and CounterPunch. He can be reached at maleon64@yahoo.com.

http://malcontends.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Video of Tasered College Student, Disgusting Assualt by Cops Goes Unchallenged by Senator John Kerry Watch this video. I would like to know how we can support Andrew Meyers. Can someone find out if this man has a defense fund and how we can contribute?

Friday, September 14, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Next Attorney General The one person Bush will not nominate is an intellectually honest, rule-of-law individual who would actually investigate the administration's many misdeeds, and that is precisely who the country needs.

Friday, September 14, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Religious Right Figures Signing Pro-war Statement Identified by ADL as Assaulting Tolerance and Pluralism Several major American religious right figures signing an anti-Iraqi withdrawal statement were previously identified by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as extremists assaulting tolerance and pluralism in America.

Thursday, September 13, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wisconsin US Atty Defies DoJ and Says He'll Testify Under Oath Biskupic' readiness to testify on the Thompson prosecution, though of no assistance to the innocent Georgia Thompson now, is commendable, especially when considered against the attitude of the corrupt DoJ that may be the lowest disgrace yet of the Bush administration.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Salon Flops in Interview with Bush Biographer Robert Draper Salon's interview with Draper by Rob Patterson is disappointing for employing the same lack of skepticism towards Draper that the establishment writer Draper employs towards the president.

Monday, September 10, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Petraeus Says 'No Decision' as Americans Say 'No War' The PR managers just want to be able to say next year during the campaign some version that that it (Iraq) wasn't their fault, they are bringing the (some) troops home, the politicians blew it and Bush just listened to the Generals in the field.

Sunday, September 9, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Top Admiral Who Said Attacking Iran 'Will Not Happen on my Watch,' Splits with Bush on Occupying Iraq As the administration attempts another bald-faced, lying PR campaign to continue the Iraq occupation and apparently plans for a military engagement with Iran, it's worth noting Adm. Fallon's reported words this February on striking the politically and militarily powerful Iran: An attack on Iran "will not happen on my watch".

Friday, September 7, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Oral Arguments Scheduled in Jailed Vet Case, Harper's Mag Blasts Biskupic But here's a first step: Biskupic, Canary and Martin, among the group of U.S. Attorneys who have sold their professional souls, need to be put in a jail cell for thirty days to read Robert H. Jackson's "The Federal Prosecutor."

Thursday, September 6, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
DoJ on Biskupic Prosecution: 'How in the heck did this case get brought?' The examination of US Atty Biskupic is part of the House Committee's efforts scrutinizing prosecutions by several US Attys that directly targeted Democrats as part of a pattern of Republican political corruption of the DoJ.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
VA Counsel Unilaterally Declares Law Protecting Vets 'Obsolete' in Gov Brief Echoing Alberto Gonzales who decided that the Geneva Convention (which like federal regulations have the force of U.S. law on the land) is "obsolete" and "quaint," the VA's attorney (a political hack from a bottom-tier law school) argues that a VA regulation protecting vets is "obsolete."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Walmartopia Worth Seeing - Playing in New York Taking aim at America's largest employer, Wal-Mart, among America's worst places to work, Walmartopia is the perfect entertainment anecdote to living during Bush's tenure.

Monday, September 3, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
National VA Director Pushed US Atty Biskupic to Indict Critical Veteran U.S. Navy Airman Keith Roberts (1969-71) became the central figure in what is a cautionary, Alice-in-Wonderland tale, after U.S. Atty. Biskupic's and the VA's plotting resulted in Roberts being tried and convicted of receiving disability benefits from the VA (by wire transfer as the VA requires for all payments).

Sunday, September 2, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hypocrite Bathroom Seducer Sen. Larry Craig Also Likes to Shaft Veterans Larry Craig's real sin about which he should have been driven from office is screwing over our veterans who serve our country.

Saturday, September 1, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Iran's Coming Disaster: The Partisan Tactic Creating the conditions of unpredictability and disorder are precisely the aims of this desperate administration.

Saturday, August 25, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ray Nitschke and Bush's Iraq-Vietnam Speech Even as the specter of another grand, foolish military venture dances around Washington scaring many of the testicularally-challenged democrats who appeased Bush on Iraq, Bush knows in his heart most Americans believe him to be wrong.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Call for the Progressive Community to Address Mordechai Vanunu I WANT TO BE FREE. I WANT TO LEAVE THIS COUNTRY; 21 YEARS IN ISRAEL PRISON IS ENOUGH.

Saturday, August 18, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jose Padilla's Ideology and His Rights The distinction between endorsing another's rights and another's views is obvious outside of authoritarian ideologies that view liberty with suspicion.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jose Padilla and America's Descent into Fascism "At many of the points at which the government said 'dirty bomb,' there was no opportunity to respond for the reason that Mr. Padilla was in solitary confinement and no lawyer had been able to talk to him about the charges," says Diane Amann, visiting law professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Although they seek a life sentence, prosecutors introduced no evidence of personal involvement by Padilla in planning

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Supreme Court of 1972 Protected the 4th Amendment In 1972, a unanimous Supreme Court shot down Nixon's similar attempt to legalize his monarchical claims of his presidency through warrantless wiretapping.

Monday, July 30, 2007 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Brookings' O'Hanlon and Pollack, Crazy on Iraq Michael E. O'Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack of the Brookings Institution have the most inane piece in today's New York Times.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Decider Decides Not to Decide The too-often-played song from the Bush administration's endless stream is that some other force is responsible for how to decide the dirty problems, even as Bush occasionally squawks that he is the decider.

Friday, July 27, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nam Vets Fight for Agent Orange Victims In April 2000, the U.S. Congress authorized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commemorative Plaque, also known as the In Memory Plaque, to be added to the three-acre Memorial site on the National Mall. The plaque is intended to honor those Vietnam veterans who died after service in Vietnam

Thursday, July 26, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Civil Rights Movement, A Call to Halt Its Vengeance "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way." - Abraham Johannes Muste (1885-1967)

Sunday, July 22, 2007 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bush's New Exec Order Does What? Steve Hanson at Uppity Wisconsin writes that "President Bush has signed yet another executive order allowing the blocking of property of - um - well - it sounds like damn near anybody that does anything that blocks our mission in Iraq."

Thursday, July 19, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Aggression Not Standing Peter Galbraith's piece also reveals the extent to which American imperial assumptions underlie liberal criticism (to say nothing of neocon praise) of the Iraq invasion and occupation.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The One True Church Less than one week after the Roman Catholic Church issued its degree that the Catholic Church is the "one true Church of Christ", the one, true Church agreed to a $660 million settlement in the clergy molestation/rape case in Los Angeles.

Monday, July 16, 2007 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why So Many Americans Are in Prison Loury does make mention of a population "(s)toked by fear and political opportunism ... ," but in a depoliticized society like the United States where fear and lavish attention to the trivial and meaningless (celebrity, reality shows, sports and so on) continue, I think Loury needs to link the violent prison-industrial complex as a logical outgrowth of our depoliticized culture maintained by the corporate-media.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Free on Appeal, Faces Prison Again Vanunu is working for a non-nuclear world, non-violence, democracy and civil liberties, as Israel remains adamant in its position that Vanunu not be allowed to leave the country for his crime of alerting the world of Israel's development of nuclear weapons.

Monday, July 2, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Outrage: Bush Commutes Libby Sentance The reaction of the American people to this outrage will be revealing of the extent to which America remains a democratic republic as we head into Independence Day.

Thursday, June 28, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fighting the US DoJ and the VA in Two Courts at Once Veteran Keith Roberts (1968-71) is fighting his legal battle not just against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but also the U.S. Department of Justice in two different courts and two different cases simultaneously on the same factual and legal dispute in a bizarre case.

Monday, June 25, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Atty Biskupic and VA Defied US Law to Convict Wisconsin Veteran In this Karl Rove/Dick Cheney age of politics when the governmental machinery is so politicized that Richard Nixon seems a progressive reformist by comparison, it's not surprising to find the United States Department of Justice ravaging a Vietnam-era veteran diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Saturday, June 23, 2007 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jerusalem Post: Israel Training for Air Strike Against Iran The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has been training on long-range flights, including refueling in mid-flight, in preparation for potential strikes against Iranian nuclear targets.

Friday, June 15, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Innocent Woman Jailed by Bush US Atty Biskupic Seeks Reimbursement The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned the innocent woman's conviction in April, with one judge deriding the US Atty's evidence as "beyond thin," and ordered her freed in an extraordinary decision after oral arguments. Now the innocent is seeking money from the state for her ordeal

Thursday, June 14, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Finkelstein Draws Flood of Support in Wake of Tenure Denial Finkelstein has drawn praise from Raul Hilberg, considered the dean of Holocaust studies, Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and Sara Roy, but has drawn criticism from those committed to militarism and misuses of the Holocaust that almost killed Finkelstein's parents.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
TNR Embarrasses Itself Again on Mike Gravel Mike Gravel, of-course, is the former Senator from Alaska who famously read into the congressional record the Pentagon Papers, that laid out the lies before and during the Vietnam War that ultimately cost some three million lives, and wreaks havoc even today on untold millions more, including 100,000s of Vietnam-era veterans whom the Veterans Administration is trying to shaft on VA beneits. That's a bad thing, TNR.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ann Coulter Compares Mexicans to Roaches Ann Coulter in Human Events compares the immigrating Hispanics to roaches and America to a "roach motel".

Saturday, June 9, 2007 (50 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Free Paris Hilton The media and indeed much of America got quite a laugh out of reports that Paris Hilton was sent back to jail in tears and emotional distress.

Friday, June 8, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
VA Source Blasts Jailed Wisc Vet Case, Alleges VA Retaliation A source at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee contacted the Madison-based Lee Rayburn radio show after a June 6 broadcast on jailed Vietnam-era veteran, Keith Roberts, and blasted the US Atty Stephen Biskupic's prosecution of the Wisconsin veteran.

Thursday, June 7, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
More Dismantlement of Case Against Jailed Wisconsin Veteran An analysis reveals more corroboration of the account of a Vietnam-era airman who witnessed a colleague's death in a gruesome C-54 aircraft accident in 1969 at a Naval Air Facility in Naples, Italy and is now imprisoned for wire fraud, for falsifying the account.

Monday, June 4, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New Evidence in Jailed Vet Case Critics and veteran groups accuse the Bush administration of the unprecedented politicalization of the Department of Justice and the VA, and see the indictment and conviction of Keith Roberts on charges of wire fraud (and other veterans) as a consequence of this politicalization that discourages Vietnam-era veterans from seeking PTSD benefits, per the views of the American Enterprise Institute.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Military Document Corroborates Jailed Vet's Story Every veteran who files for PTSD (especially Vietnam-era vets) is now at criminal risk if they cannot prove that their "stressors" exist to the evolving and high standard of the VA in these matters.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US on Pace for Most Deadly Month Since Nov. 2004 May 2007 will likely be the most deadly month for the US since November 2004.

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Memorial Day, Herb Kohl and Wis SeniorCare "The drug coverage that seniors in Wisconsin have come to know and depend on is going to stay in place," Senator Herb Kohl said in a statement. "The delegation stuck with it, and we got the job done."

Saturday, May 19, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marine Betrayed by the VA "I would have rather been shot on the battlefield than to have ended up with health problems from a shot that my own government made me take."

Friday, May 18, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Atty. Biskupic Praised Before Being Buried-Almost The praise of US Atty. Biskupic in late 2004 deepened questions about why senior Justice Department leaders months later added his name to a list of U.S. attorneys who should be replaced for not putting enough emphasis on the priorities set by President Bush.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
VA Document Contradicts US Atty in Jailed Vet Case Key document contradicts prosecuting attorney, Timothy Funnell of the US Eastern District of Wisconsin, who repeatedly portrayed Vietnam-era vet as engaging in a "scheme" to "fraudulently" obtain VA benefits motivated by greed.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Americans Believe More Often in Civilian Attacks Three times as many Americans believe that attacks on civilians are sometimes justified (24 percent), as Pakistanis and Indonesians who believe that attacks on civilians are sometimes justified to defend Islam (eight percent).

Sunday, May 13, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Gonzales Defends US Atty Biskupic at House Hearing Tammy Baldwin was aggressive in her questioning of Gonzales, while Gonzales was typically evasive, inane and insincere.

Thursday, May 10, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Vets Go to Mattresses for Jailed Vet, Rep. Baldwin Hits AG on US Atty Biskupic Critics accuse the Bush administration of the unprecedented politicalization of government, including the Department of Justice and the Veterans Administration (VA), and see the indictment and conviction of Vietnam-era vet Keith Roberts of wire fraud as a consequence of this politicalization.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Urge Tammy Baldwin to Ask AG Gonzales about Jailed Vet Many Opednews.com readers know that Airman Keith Roberts (1968-74) is battling political forces allied with VA Sec. Jim Nicholson whose department worked with US Atty Stephen Biskupic to imprison this Vietnam-ear vet for 48 months on a ludicrous charge of wire fraud for filin for VA benefits, now under appeal.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Report Issued on PTSD Cost to Mixed Reactions The VA report came as criticism has mounted over VA Sec. Jim Nicholson's tenure that saw budget shortfalls, a backlog of 600,000 disability cases, staffing shortages at Vet Centers, security breaches, alleged neglect of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) cases, and even the criminalization of the VA benefit process.

Monday, May 7, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fight Is on to Free Wisconsin Vet An informal group of veterans are offering advice and support to the jailed vet's family and their attorney. Most of the vets' descriptions of the VA under Secretary Jim Nicholson's tenure and US Atty Biskupic are profane, and on background.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Vet Imprisoned for Seeking Benefits In the administration where rightwing think tanks supply the intellectual essence for such government policy as health care and the Iraq war, the veterans' benefits bureaucracy also apparently takes its cue from the right.

Thursday, April 26, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Flacks for US Atty Biskupic The judicial opinion freeing the innocent Wisconsin state worker is being used by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel to provide political cover for US Atty Biskupic.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Jackson and Prosecutorial Discretion As the Bush administration has turned the DoJ into a political operation of the White House, and liberal district attorneys around the country (including Madison, Wisconsin, see Brian Blanchard, for example) engage in quests to prove their tough-on-crime bone fides, Robert Jackson speaks to us today with urgency.

Sunday, April 22, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Atty Biskupic Should Resign Stephen Biskupic, US Atty for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, should never again be allowed to serve in public office, and should resign effective immediately.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Gonzales Faces Inquiry on Biskupic and Many Issues Gonzales is expected to face questions about several scandals. You can link to MAL Contends for continuous updates on the hearing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Waco, Virginia Tech and Violence Perhaps we could put in a little extra effort to stop the US occupation of Iraq where the Iraqis experience several Virginia Tech-like massacres a day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ecological Activism Blooms at Ecological Internet Ecological Internet specializes in using the net to attain environmental victories.

Monday, April 16, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NYT Editorial on US Atty Prosecution of Innocent Woman Today's editorial in the New York Times by Adam Cohen, "A Woman Wrongly Convicted and a U.S. Attorney Who Kept His Job," blasts US Atty Steven Biskupic (Wis), advancing the story of an ever-increasing US Atty scandal.

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