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One Military Community’s Ultimate War Sacrifice

(Cross posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.) 
This is the front page of today’s The Olympian, a local paper for those who reside in the Olympia, Washington area.  Every person pictured on the front page was living, likely building a family, and building a career of service in the military as a part of the local community […]

Economic Goals Of The Iraq War: Disaster Capitalism

(Cross posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.) 
It has all become exceedingly clear for us here at BFD Blog! why the Bushliburton administration started the war in Iraq, it was so that their constituent business backers could exploit the disasters of our times, both those caused by natural acts in the environment, and those caused […]

At Least One Democrat “Gets It”; When Will The Rest?

New Mexico governor and presidential hopefull Bill Richardson blogging at The Huffington Post today:
Come January, Americans are going to have to start making a very important choice: do we want to end this war or keep it going? Do we want a President who will end this war or not?
At the DNC Dartmouth debate on […]

Are We Doomed To Repeat Ourselves?

Will the majority of voters go for the pandering, flip-flopping, kiss-ups, or will it wise up, use some critical thinking mixed with a good dose of healthy skepticism before going to the polls at the next opportunity?
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Quote Of The Day: The Fallibility Of Our Elected Representatives

Mark Twain:
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
The thought enunciated by Mr. Twain in the 19th century is so prescient for today, given the latest episode of foolishness wrought by Senator Larry Craig.  Mr. Twain, the ultimate story-teller and satirist of his time would be […]

Blind Loyalty Can Avoid Harsh Reality Only So Long

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Quote Of The Day: On Presidential Contenders

Gore Vidal:
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
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Quote Of The Day: On Politics

Ernest Benn:
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
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Bush Continues Abridging Our Constitutional Protections While The American Public Blissfully Applies Sunscreen

Enabled By A Weak Congress Afraid Of Their Political Shadows

Writing in The Huffington Post yesterday, Geoffrey R. Stone laid out the history of the recent domestic spying issues, beginning with the Supreme Court decision in 1972 protecting the 4th amendment of the constitution:
In 1972, in the Keith case, the Supreme Court unanimously held that even in […]

Fox News & Bill-O Buy A Peanut Gallery

Something Republicans Can Relate To, Selling Their Conservatism For Profit
As reported on LA Observed today, Republicans are being notified that they can make a quick $15 if they show up at the taping of the “Half Hour News Hour” at the local (Los Angeles) Fox affiliate, courtesy of the Los Angeles Republican Alliance.  An even […]

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