Category - US Politics

Quite a week in politics…

Certainly Delay’s issues should be dominating headlines, but the other news in town was the apparent ethics violation by Senate Majority Leader Frist. It seems that the term “blind trust” means both trust AND blind. My favorite...

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How in the hell did Karen Hughes become an Undersecretary of State? Could this work to turn around anti-American hostility? In the regional press, editorial skepticism, if not hostility, greeted Hughes’ first overseas trip in her new role. “The Arab...

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I’m not a PR guy, but…

It strikes me as plain silly to arrest Cindy Sheehan. Whether you agree with Cindy’s fight or not, her persistent voice was an embarrassment for the Bush administration both in and out of Crawford. It seems, though, her journey across the...

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And yet, the military lied--to Tillman's family and the nation--to continue to justify the war on terror. Evidence was destroyed, testimony changed, lies told because the truth might just expose the absurdity of this war, and its limits.

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Wanted: An Active Press

I speak often in my role as an arm-chair media critic, however, the release of Project Censor’s “Top 25 of 2006” list is worthy of close examination. Project Censor releases a yearly report that details stories that weren’t...

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Not the Blame Game!

Having badly lost the first round of America's favorite game show "The Blame Game," the Bush Administration is busy getting to the work of rebuilding the Gulf Coast by seeking to blame environmentalists for the flooding of New Orleans.

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It’s crap like this… Currently on the Drudge Report, there is a link to a New York Times article concerning the (yawn) Robert confirmation hearing. He uses this headline: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., made 49 first-person references in a...

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Not that it matters, but…

Zogby puts Bush’s popularity at 41%, the lowest of his presidency. That seems like good news except the devil, of course, is in the details. As Zogby writes, Pessimism about the nation’s direction surged in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with...

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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.
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