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For starters, I am not the Henry Porter who writes for the Observer in Britain. I'm a native New Yorker living in Maryland. I used to believe knowledge was power. Now I know knowledge translated into action is power.
Bush Book Tour is Great News... For Kissinger!
It is impossible to imagine a more striking example of a sociopath dropping his "Mask of Sanity" than this book tour and that interview. Who in their right mind brags about committing war crimes -- when no one is asking you about them?
40 years later, and Daniel Ellsberg still scares the hell out of me.
Daniel Ellsberg appeared at the Wikileaks press conference to give his support. He also issued a dire warning that most of the media has ignored. Ellsberg may not be "The Most Dangerous Man in America" anymore, but that's only because there are people working overtime in Washington to claim that title.
Saturday, October 23, 2010(17 comments)
Wikileaks documents confirm Tom Fox died for our sins
The Wikileaks documents confirm the claims of death squad activities made in 2005. Those claims prompted Tom Fox and others to go to Iraq and investigate. The Wikileaks documents confirms what I've long suspected: Tom Fox, Steve Vincent, Yasser Salihee, Fakher Haider, and Ted Westhusing died for our sins.
Newsflash: New Yorkers don't care what out-of-town bedwetters think.
I'm sick and tired of half-assed quitters like Sarah Palin (half-term governor), Newt Gingrich (dumped his cancer-stricken wife), Glenn Beck (didn't last a semester in college) and idiot teabaggers (can't even finish a thought) getting all worked up about stuff happening in a city they are afraid to drive in.
Saturday, April 3, 2010(1 comments)
Ricky Martin's Lyrical Act of Courage
Ricky Martin's decision to leave behind la vida mentirosa was more than an act of personal courage. It was a gift to millions of kids struggling to find the courage they need to step out into the light.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010(3 comments)
The US sends Israel a clear signal: Don't assume.
For decades, Israel could count on the US to veto any Security Council resolution aimed at Israeli policy. That may come to an end in a very public and humiliating way for Israel when the US steps back and effectively tells Israel, "You're On Your Own" when it comes to illegal settlements.
I never expected a pony, but this is ridiculous.
When the Senate Majority Leader can boldly claim "I don't work for the president" a week before the guy even takes office, don't point at progressives and say we're undercutting Obama's agenda.
Mr. President, why not buy out Afghanistan instead of invading?
For about $6 billion USD we could buy the entire wholesale value of the Afghan opium crop for the next 10 years. That is about what we'll spend in 2 months covering the cost of deploying 30,000 combat troops. Spend that money a little creatively and we could avoid a catastrophe in Afghanistan.
Sen. Tom Coburn, MD and the Hypocritical Oath
Let me introduce you to some of the good, decent, God-fearing people Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is throwing to the wolves. Depravity in a senator is nothing new. But this takes the cake.
'til death do us part...
I've never been a big fan of Nancy Pelosi's leadership as Speaker of the House, but I was glad to hear her speak out against the rising tide of violent rhetoric. I recognized the pain behind the tears she was choking back.
Dr. David McKalip tries to play bait-and-switch
The debate is not about government-run health care. It is about government containing uncontrolled inflation in the health care insurance market. Confusing the two is a bait-and-switch tactic that needs to be debunked.
The Fool is dead. Long Live the Fool!
Sadly, Carlin will not get to perform at this year's Kennedy Center Awards. I was looking forward to it because I suspect he would have come at Bush like Colbert.... only with a baseball bat.
Unimpeachable Conservative Calls for Bush/Cheney Impeachment
Bruce Fein, a constitutional lawyer with unimpeachable conservative credentials was on Bill Moyers Journal saying things that used to be considered "porn" on Daily Kos. He is saying things many people their still have to be convinced make sense. He's calling for the impeachment of Bush AND Cheney. Immediately!