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Judge Napolitano: Bush & Cheney Should Have Been Indicted

Well, you sure don’t hear this from your typical Fox News contributor: NADER: What’s the sanction for President Bush and Vice President Cheney? [...] NAPOLITANO: They should have been indicted. They absolutely should have been indicted for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrants. I’d like to say they should be indicted for lying but […]

Republicans: The Other Party Of Big Government

Reason’s Matt Welch is preaching the gospel: Keep in mind, the president is talking specifically here not about libertarian freakazoids who want to privatize their own grandmothers, but about governing Republicans. You know, the gang who, “during the first half of 2001 and all of the 2003-07 period maintained full control of both the White […]

Laura Bush Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage And Abortion Rights

by @ Wednesday, May 12th, 2010. Filed under George W Bush, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

From last night’s Larry King: “[W]hen couples are committed to each other and love each other..they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has”

Report: Bush Administration Knowingly Detained Innocent Men At Gitmo

The Times of London is out with a new report that purports to establish that the Bush Administration kept men at Guantanamo Bay whom it new to be innocent: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared […]

Barack W. Bush, Meet George Hussein Obama

The more things change, well, the more they don’t really change at all: Top 10 disasters of the 2009 Obama administration (in no particular order): 1. Cash for Clunkers 2. War escalation in Afghanistan 3. Giant government health care expansion bill 4. Post office loses money hand over fist 5. Stimulus package 6. Expansion of […]

Remember When It Was Considered Patriotic To Speak Out Against The Government ?

Hard to believe it existed, but there was a time when people who spoke out against the government weren’t considered racists, but patriotic citizens. In fact, it wasn’t all that long ago:

Federal Judge Rules That Bush Administration Illegally Wiretapped American Citizens

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under George W Bush, Individual Liberty, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Privacy

A Federal Judge in California dropped a bomb today: A federal judge on Wednesday said the George W. Bush administration illegally eavesdropped on the telephone conversations of two American lawyers who represented a now-defunct Saudi charity. The lawyers alleged some of their 2004 telephone conversations to Saudi Arabia were siphoned to the National Security Agency […]

Obama Makes 15 Recess Appointments, Revealing Bipartisan Hypocrisy

Shortly after the Congress went out of session for the Easter Break, President Obama named fifteen people to positions that had not made it through the confirmation process yet: WASHINGTON — President Obama, making a muscular show of his executive authority just one day after Congress left for spring recess, said Saturday that he would […]

Karl Rove: I Initially Told Bush Not To Pick Cheney For Vice-President

by @ Saturday, March 27th, 2010. Filed under Dick Cheney, George W Bush, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Interesting: “Bush’s Brain” helped get the former Texas oilman elected twice, but there was one piece of advice he flat-out refused to take: Kick Cheney to the curb. Karl Rove told CNN’s John King on Thursday that he wanted President George W. Bush to pick someone else as his running mate. “[Bush] was set on […]

Four Years Early, Social Security Slips Into The Red

by @ Thursday, March 25th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, George W Bush, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

And so, it begins: The bursting of the real estate bubble and the ensuing recession have hurt jobs, home prices and now Social Security. This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, an important threshold it was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to […]

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