Obligatory Wikileaks Cablegate Post.

Still working my way through #cablegate, so for now am going to highlight several items posted by others that preliminarily stood out for yours truly (more below the fold): Sean Paul Kelley notes that, despite repeated overstatements by hyperbolic US officials regarding the (not-so) lethal outcomes of...

2014 Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number

Hannah Gurman of Foreign Policy In Focus puts the new 2014 Afghan benchmark into perspective: While NATO secretary general, Anders Rasmussen framed 2014 as the end of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan, Obama made sure to refer to 2014 as a target date rather than a deadline. The withdrawal of U.S. forces...

G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

Torture Architect John Yoo Gets Monthly Column in Philly Inquirer

Um, wha? John Yoo has written freelance commentaries for The Inquirer since 2005, however he entered into a contract to write a monthly column in late 2008. I won’t discuss the compensation of anyone who writes for us. Of course, we know more about Mr. Yoo’s actions in the Justice Department now than we did...

Nuts to You

Jesse Taylor provides the ultimate breakdown of the teabagging phenomenon: It’s a group of fucknuts joining other groups of marginally related fucknuts to protest something or other, in a hugely fucknutty way.  The point of the Tea Party movement, besides the largest thrusting of testicles to America’s...

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