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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Obama selects Hispanic for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to become the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.

Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the "respect of colleagues on the bench, the admiration of many lawyers who argue cases in her court and the adoration of her clerks, who look to her as a mentor."

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A lingering coup, from the Kennedy Assassination to Cheney’s smug assertions of another terror attack

Some who complain only about the Bush administration, also suspect that much more is wrong, but worry that dwelling on something overwhelming would just make themselves and others feel hopeless. There are ways to get around feeling overwhelmed that will let us learn from important history.

Cheney wants to be proud of it instead of hiding from it. So we are forced to finally come face with a dark history. If torture to some becomes acceptable, we will drift into a world where the police use torture on an unruly drunk. Some day people will tire of Democrats and if the Cheney wing is still involved in the opposition things could get totally out of hand.

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North Korea raises stakes in nuclear threats

North Korea’s nuclear test makes it no likelier that the regime will actually launch a nuclear attack, but it adds a scary dimension to another threat: the defiant North as a facilitator of the atomic ambitions of others, potentially even terrorists.

It also presents another major security crisis for President Barack Obama, already saddled with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a nuclear problem with Iran.

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Loose lips still sink ships

The British government waited until 1974 to reveal that the Enigma machines it acquired in 1939 allowed Winston Churchill to decipher most Nazi military transmissions. That British authorities kept this secret for 29 years after WWII is a model of official self-control.

Today, Washington’s approach is exactly opposite: Don’t await the end of the War on Terror (oops…the Overseas Contingency Operation). Spill secrets now! Consider these recent items, some details of which I have blurred — to tell enemy readers less, not more;;

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Credit card reform or just smoke & mirrors?

Finally, the government has done something for real consumers by smiting the odious practices of credit card companies. Or, has it?

President Obama persuaded Congress to pass legislation that deems it evil when credit card companies suddenly raise the already exorbitant double-digit interest rate on your credit card debt to even more astronomical levels. (Whereas we consumers get a paltry two percent, if we’re lucky, on money we put in the bank.)

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Barack Obama, hubris & fuel standards

President Obama says his new fuel-efficiency standards will help end our dependence on oil, which is another way of saying that once these rules go into effect, we will instead be dependent on hubris.

After all, to believe this plan can work, you have to believe Obama can sit in the White House and mandate new technology so awesomely powerful that, in just seven more years, the average passenger car sold in this country will get 39 miles to the gallon.

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