Category Archives: Law

Obama, Manning, and Crowley

This is despicable. On Friday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley denounced the conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as “ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid,” forcing President Obama to address those comments in a Press Conference and defend the treatment of Manning. Today, CNN reports, … Continue reading

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Walker on the Run?

Maybe. Just maybe. Amazing as it might seem to anyone who still remembers the midterm elections, it’s looking more and more like Democrats are coming out ahead in this battle, a fact that could have enormous political implications going forward. … Continue reading

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Tony Auth Steals My Line!

See Auth’s March 1 cartoon for the punchline, Tony Auth Editorial Cartoon I used this line already, on February 18: Women and Children First | Notes from The Pondonome

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Silence Implies Consent: Obama Quiet on Repression in Iraq

We saw it with Yemen, and now we’re seeing it again with Iraq: the Obama administration is conspicuously quiet when friendly Middle East regimes use ugly tactics — including violence and imprisoning peaceful demonstrators — to quell growing protest movements in … Continue reading

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Got a Buck in Your Wallet?

You can pay the entire federal tax burden of General Electric, ExxonMobil, Citibank, and the Bank of America. They are not alone: Please, help these starving corporations. Vote Republican. The GOP will help you part with that last dollar. Hat … Continue reading

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Rich on the Right, Right as Usual

Frank Rich: The highest priority of America’s current political radicals is not to balance government budgets but to wage ideological warfare in Washington and state capitals alike. The relatively few dollars that would be saved by the proposed slashing of federal … Continue reading

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Marriage Now Defenseless, Gay Hordes Rampage

Reports continue to pour in from around the nation today of helpless Americans being forcibly taken from their marital unions after President Obama dropped the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week, leaving the institution completely vulnerable to roving bands … Continue reading

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