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happy new year…

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    Back in 2001 everyone sent wavy little flags on their emails and put them on their cars. It was about 911 then. But then came the war in Iraq, and the wavy flags meant something else, and there were the yellow ribbon stickers on the cars. I wanted to be a patriot, and support […]

graphic bush…

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do we get new years presents?

Here’s what I want in 2006: I want Patrick Fitzgerald to indict Rove and name Cheney as an unindicted coconspirator in the Plame leak. I want a Special Prosecutor appointed to investigate the Niger Forgeries and our involvement in them. Since Patrick Fitzgerald will be available by then, he’d be just a fine choice. I […]

the golden rule? it’s in the bible…

Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak Great news! We need someone on top of all of this out of control leaking business for sure. President Bush has always been one to get to the bottom of leaks. By the way, how about a probe of the domestic spying too! Update: White House denies calling for […]

2005: waking up…

I think 2005 started with something of a news bubble blanking out a lot of what was fomenting in the minds of a lot of us. There had been a number of forrays into a serious look at how our government had behaved [like the O'niell and Clarke books] but they faded quickly. Most of […]

judy, judy…

Look who is back on the circuit. Last I heard, she was giving lectures on a fancy cruise boat about a reporter’s shield law. Click the picture to see her interviewed for abc’s nightline, though it didn’t air [link from firedoglake]. If you can stand to watch it, notice her disembody herself. Whenever she is […]

and another thing…

There’s a lot of criticism of the Democrats for not coming up with something to do about the runaway Bush Administration. I don’t share that sentiment. There aren’t that many of them, for one thing. They’ve been blasted so hard by the Rovian Contempt Machine for five years that they’re traumatized for another. But the […]

2005: intro…

I know I’m not the one to summarize the 2005 political scene [but I'm going to do it anyway]. This is the introduction: We know from the books by Richard Clarke and Paul Oniell that George Bush was already thinking about war with Iraq before the Twin Trade Tower attack, had shown little interest in […]

impeachment: the process…

Article 1   Section 2.   …   The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.   Section 3.   …   The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the […]

it’s a start [New York Times]…