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United States of Secrets

The Frontline documentary, United States of Secrets, Pt. 1 is one of the most important television programs of the last decade. It is a tale of how Dick Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, remade the surveillance policies of America … Continue reading

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Put a Stake In It

The reports of the death of the Neo-Conservative Movement have been greatly exaggerated. Dick Cheney has become a cheerleader for Newt Gingrich whose sole intention seems to be to continue The Long War ad infinitum. On a day when we … Continue reading

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The Endorsement McCain Has Been Waiting For

Perfect Timing!

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Fox Requests Better Security on Henhouse

I must say it takes a lot of nerve for SEC Chairman Chris Cox to write an Op-Ed calling for better regulation of the Derivatives Market. As I have pointed out recently, Cox’s appointment to head the SEC was part … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Bush

George Bush’s habit of signing bills and then issuing signing statements that tell his subordinates to ignore the laws, goes unabated. Mr. Bush signed the two measures into law. But he then issued a so-called signing statement in which he … Continue reading

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Gunrunners

Proof that the Military Industrial Complex has a friend in George Bush need look not further than this proud statistic of Bush-Cheney accomplishment. The Department of Defense has agreed so far this fiscal year to sell or transfer more than … Continue reading

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Israeli-Neocon Georgia Connection

The Neocon house organ, The Washington Times, reports that the Israeli Armed Forces (IAF) had far more to do with the Georgian actions in South Ossetria than previously reported. Israel began selling arms to Georgia seven years ago. U.S. grants … Continue reading

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Cheney Energy Taskforce Redux

When Alan Greespan said the Iraq war was “all about oil”, he spilled the beans on the one global obsession of our Vice President and former Oil Services CEO–U.S. control of global oil supplies. Well, Tricky Dick is back at … Continue reading

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Republicans Get Lucky

As far as I’m concerned Hurricane Gustav was a gift to the Republicans. Now they don’t have to go through prime time speeches by George Bush and Dick Cheney in St. Paul. They can actually pretend that they have no … Continue reading

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Russia Could Meddle in Iran

Juan Cole publishes an amazing article translated by the USG Open Source Center. The original comes from Moscow Vremya Novostey¬† in Russian — a Liberal, small-circulation paper that sometimes criticizes the government. What’s surprising is the “liberal paper” suggesting Russian … Continue reading

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