The old GOP con game of diverting voter attention away from issues
How ironic. Republicans, who won control of the House and Senate in 1994 by turning that year's midterm elections into a national referendum on then-President Bill Clinton, now want to return to an "all politics is local" mantra to avoid getting tossed out on their asses because of President George W. Bush's unpopularity.
Sep 8, 2006, 07:17
Katie Couric's hilarious debut: Perky fluff is not news
You gotta wonder what the decision makers at CBS news are smoking over at West 60th. Must be at least a double doobie, based on what they considered to be news for the debut of their new Evening News with Katie Couric Tuesday night. Couric opened the show with a perky "I am very happy to be with you tonight," which should have warned us all to switch over to the more professional Brian Williams at NBC.
Sep 6, 2006, 07:15
Screwing the pooch
There's little doubt that what I've done here at Capitol Hill Blue is a classic case of FUBAR.
Jul 25, 2006, 15:25
Who hired these guys?
Yeah, I'm feeling real safe, secure in the knowledge that George W. Bush's Department of Homeland Security, is keeping Islamic-spouting madmen from bombing the crap out of petting zoos, Amish popcorn factories and fast food outlets.
Jul 13, 2006, 06:31
Intel agents have had it with Bush
What's important here is that more and more members of the intelligence community are breaking with tradition and taking their grievances to Capitol Hill because they cannot stand the constant abuse of the Constitution by the Bush Administration.
Jul 10, 2006, 08:03
Why right-wingers can't get it up
The right-wing's biggest blowhard, radio talk show demagogue Rush Limbaugh, got a walk this week on charges of carrying Viagra without a prescription. His doctor might face charges for mislabeling the bottle of pills found on Limbaugh when he returned from a vacation trip.
Jul 6, 2006, 00:05
Did U.S. cut deal to let bin Laden stay free?
Abu Musab al-Zargawi's widow says her late husband's al-Qaida organization sold him out to the United States in exchange for an American promise to ease off on its worldwide hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Jul 5, 2006, 06:04
Don't fly the flag on this Independence Day
The American flag does not fly outside our home today. It usually does on July 4 but not this Fourth of July because I just can't bring myself to celebrate an independence that isn't or recognize a country that no longer stands for freedom.
Jul 4, 2006, 06:02
Red meat for the right-wing
As a journalist, I am offended by the latest Republican assault on The New York Times and freedom of the press.
Jul 3, 2006, 06:59
Signing away our freedom
President George W. Bush, through his use of "signing statements," has declared himself, on more than 750 separate occasions, above the laws of Congress, the laws of the land and even the Constitution of the United States.
Jun 29, 2006, 06:57
The dream dies
A little over a year ago, I began dreaming of building a grassroots organization to pursue real, non-partisan reform of the hopelessly divided political system in this country.
Jun 28, 2006, 06:55
The coup to overthrow the Constitution
I fear, sadly, the United States of America moves closer and closer each day to a dictatorship, ruled by a megalomaniacal despot determined to destroy the Constitution, our basic freedoms and the checks and balances that have kept our government under control for more than two centuries.
Jun 27, 2006, 06:53
Pots, kettles and calling each other black
Funny thing about public scrutiny: It works both ways and those who want more of it soon find out such scrutiny can turn around and bite them in the ass. So itís fun watching the sanctimonious partisans who dominate the political blogs scream in anguish because one of their own is under a microscope.
Jun 26, 2006, 06:52
Home of the watched, land of the spied upon
I live in the mountains - deep in the mountains - of Southwestern Virginia, far away from what most call civilization.
Jun 23, 2006, 06:50
Let's remember why America became America
Let's consider, for a second or two, the current state of political debate. We can, I think, say with some certainty that this country is bitterly divided when it comes to government, politics, Iraq, the economy and the state of the nation.
Jun 22, 2006, 06:47
We may be worse than Saddam
Vice President Dick Cheney claims the resistance in Iraq is in "its last throes." President George W. Bush says Iraq is "turning the corner."
Jun 21, 2006, 06:46
In the end, all we have is the truth
We write often on this web site about the con-artists who dominate our government: Liars who treat truth as a disposable commodity easily discarded when it gets in the way of personal and political agendas.
Jun 20, 2006, 06:44
"I'm not a member of any organized political party," humorist Will Rogers once said. "I'm a Democrat."
Jun 19, 2006, 06:41
George W. Bush is an international war criminal who should be arrested, shackled and led to the World Court to stand trial for his many crimes against humanity.
Jun 16, 2006, 06:39
It's the system, stupid
Partisan political thought has become so ingrained in today's mindset that the concept of independence is disregarded as a matter of course.
Jun 15, 2006, 06:38
Another failed photo op
President George W. Bush jetted off in the dark of night for a clandestine visit to Iraq - a grandstanding photo-op by a coward who refused to fight in war when his country called.
Jun 14, 2006, 06:36
Why we need to get it right the first time
Wen Ho Lee, an atomic scientist wrongly accused of espionage and vilified by press reports that depended on bad sources, won court judgments against the federal government and five media organizations recently but all the money in the world cannot ease the nightmare he suffered for the past nine years.
Jun 13, 2006, 06:34
The impossible dream of reform
Washington, we have a problem. In order to reform Congress, Congress has to first agree to reform itself. That's like asking a nymphomaniac to give up sex.
Jun 12, 2006, 07:23
No reason to celebrate
What all these self-congratulatory pats on the back overlook is that al-Zargawi was a has-been, a glory-hog who had fallen out of favor with the leadership of al-Qaeda, a man who had become so despised by his fellow terrorists that they turned him in and allowed a willing U.S. military to track him, kill him and turn him into the only value he had left - as a martyr.
Jun 9, 2006, 06:42
Democrats haven't closed the deal
Voters will need a viable alternative when they walk into the polling booth for the mid-term elections. They will want more than just threats to impeach an incumbent President who will be gone in two years anyway.
Jun 7, 2006, 07:16
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