A [Weak?] Week’s Worth of Work

At the rate these criticisms are mounting, Obama will be lucky if he escapes impeachment in March.  It’s been literally seven days since he took office, and his foreign policy and domestic policy initiatives have been roundly questioned.  Remember folks: Bush fucked things up in 8 years; Obama’s...

Warnings unheeded

Nearly 50 years ago, another Republican president said farewell to the nation with a warning about the growing strength of the ties between the military and corporations.  Eisenhower said: Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience....

How much BS wankery can one fit into a glowing retrospective on Bush?

I’m not because I have my limits on reading this garbage.  For this Telegraph op/ed piece titled “History will show that George W Bush was right”, my limit was paragraph #8: Similarly, the cold light of history will absolve Bush of the worst conspiracy-theory accusation: that he knew there...

Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

Got Somethin’ Stickin’ In My Eye

The Washington Post reports today that (forcedly) retired General Eric Shinseki has been tapped by President-elect Obama to lead Veterans Affairs: Shinseki, a 38-year veteran, is best known for his four years as Army chief of staff, and in particular his response to congressional questioning in February...

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