In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth is Revolutionary.
Monday, February 6, 2023

What happens in Estonia stays in Estonia

If Hillary Clinton ends up running against John McCain for the presidency in 2008, the two might vaguely remember competing against each other once before.

That would have been in the summer of 2004 in Estonia where, according to The New York Times, the margin of victory was not votes, but shots of vodka.

Read More »

Joe Lieberman’s political suicide


Anti-war Democrats bailed in droves. Teachers unions left over vouchers. Men are drawn to his challenger, and women aren’t all that crazy about the incumbent, either.

Once, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut seemed on the brink of the vice presidency, a principled moderate in a party that didn’t always warm to them. Now, hewing to his support for the war in Iraq, he confronts a political abyss, abandoned by all groups but the poorer, older and less educated Democrats in his state.

"The last three times I voted for him, but I will never vote for him again," Cheryl Curtiss of West Hartford, Conn., said recently of Lieberman as she waited for primary challenger Ned Lamont to speak at a campaign fundraiser.

Read More »

Dubya gets a new neighbor


Like many folks in President Bush’s adopted hometown, 83-year-old Robert Westerfield isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat for the town’s newest resident: war protester Cindy Sheehan.

"I wish she’d stay away. Crawford’s a Republican town, and she’s a dumb Democrat," Westerfield, a lifelong Crawford resident, said Friday while sitting on a bench outside a gas station on Main Street.

Read More »

Buying votes with pocketbook issues


Congress is spending its last working days before a long summer break by attending to pocketbook issues, with votes to increase the minimum wage, cut estate taxes and shore up pensions.

The hope is to grab voters’ attention as lawmakers set out campaigning though August, leading to a fall election with control of Congress at stake.

Read More »

Ohip GOP aide fired for offensive email

Toledo Blade

The Ohio Republican Party chairman apologized to U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland for a GOP e-mail that questioned the lawmaker’s sexuality, and the staff member who sent it was fired.

Strickland is the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor.

The e-mail — sent July 17 by the state Republican Party’s social conservative coordinator, Gary Lankford, and first reported Sunday by The Toledo Blade _ attacked Strickland’s resume and alleged piety, and it linked to an Internet post suggesting that both he and his wife, Frances, are gay.

Read More »

Studying up for a lifetime of debt

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Will I still be paying off my student loans when I’m 64?

It’s a question that certainly never occurred to Paul McCartney, but is becoming a possibility for some students and recent graduates. Spurred by recent waves of student-loan consolidations and lengthened loan terms, student borrowers are pushing scheduled payoff dates into their 40s, 50s and even 60s.

Read More »

“New realism’ needed in foreign policy


America needs a "new realism" in its foreign policy and a concerted push for energy independence to safeguard national security, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador, said Saturday.

Read More »

Devolution in Tennessee



Senate candidate Bob Corker accuses two rivals of voting to raise their own pay while in the House, but in fact Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant repeatedly voted against raises.

Bryant fires back with a charge that Corker failed to pay his taxes, when in fact businessman Corker paid millions, sometimes voluntarily giving the government more than he owed.

Read More »

Resolution will take more than just a resolution


Perhaps it is the paucity of ideas for ending the conflict in Lebanon that led President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair to agree to return to a two-year-old U.N. resolution that passed the Security Council with only lukewarm support.

Read More »