Category - US Politics

But, will you walk the walk?

I am not surprised by this, especially in light of some of the college Republicans I met in college. The Nation has posted an article by Clarisse Profilet concerning the “young chickenhawks.” Apparently, officials of college Republican...

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It’s Hard to Be a Politician…

Hmm…so hard to understand…I wonder why in the world the public would presume that politicians lie to us? “In this presumption of guilt culture, which is what has come about in Washington in the last 10 or 15 years, there must be a...

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The Facade Presidency Continues

See, it’s not staging a conversation when you rehearse the questions in advance, it is overcoming technological problems. Stolen elections or not, how did this fraud ever even get close to the Oval Office? A brief rehearsal ensued. “OK...

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It seems unnecesssay at this point to make the argument that GW has been an absolute failure as a compassionate president, but his failure as a conservative–at least in economic terms may be more telling. Nick Gillespie at Reason Online...

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Bush is Finally Beating Terrorism

Too bad it is in a poll listing America’s “Most Important Problem”:
War in Iraq
Now 18%
Economy and jobs
Now 16%
Gas/oil crisis
Now 5%
President Bush
Now 5%
Now 4%

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The cover story in the upcoming 17 October issue of the New Republic attempts to identify the 15 biggest hacks in the Bush Administration. I am not surprised to find that Bush had nicknames for some and they he rewards those closest to him...

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Hubris Time.

the American public and media cannot help but wake from their collective slumber to demand something better.

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Ahhh…excuse me?

Apparently, during meetings with foreign leaders, Bush let out that God had told him to root out terrorists in Afghanistan, eliminate Saddam Iraq, and push for a Palestinian state. I have several thoughts: 1.) (Insert any joke here…come one...

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McCain Statement on Torture

It’s a long passage, but worth reading. I’m no fan of John McCain, but he is a man of principle and intellect. If only the South Carolina smear job had failed. Mr. President, war is an awful business. I know that. I don’t think I’m naïve...

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Quote Week Continues…

In the conclusion to his 5 part series “In the Footsteps of Tocqueville” (registration required), Bernard-Henry Levy offers this incisive criticism of the modern Democratic Party in a description of a Democractic gathering: The fact is...

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Cheers to National Books Circle Critics Award winner Sharon Olds for her public refusal to attend a White House function sponsored by Laura Bush: In a public letter, she writes: “I tried to see my way clear to attend the festival in order to bear...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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