Feb
06

Convict Bush and Cheney and ...

Tag: Peace and War

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Feb
04

Putting War Waste on the Chopping Block

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

In the ordinary course of things in Washington, D.C., and on television, there are two separate conversations. In one conversation, everything that the government spends money on (schools, transportation, police, etc.) must be trimmed back to save money. In the other conversation, the expenses of wars and the military must be unquestioned. After what he said this week on ABC, it will be interesting to see whether Congressman Barney Frank is permitted on television anymore. He combined the two conversations.

Feb
04

General Betray Us Is Well Named

Tag: Peace and War

That little dork who came up to the shoulderpads of the players as he flipped the coin to begin the Super Bowl, that pathetic genocidist whom Admiral Fallon famously derided as an "ass-kissing little chickenshit," that hero to morons capable of intimidating small children and Congress members, General David Petraeus is now opposing the decision of our president to do exactly what we elected him to do and get out of Iraq within 16 months.

Feb
01

Impeach Bybee

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

I'm fairly sure that the step that would most strongly deter future crimes by high officials in Washington would be criminal prosecution and incarceration of Bush and Cheney. At the federal level, that means asking the attorney general to appoint an independent prosecutor. And, of course, Bush and Cheney did not act alone -- others on their team should be in prison too.

Jan
30

Single Payer Moment

Tag: Health Care

By David Swanson

While a Democratic polling firm has just found, as pollsters always do, dramatic public support for public health coverage, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill appear divided, as they have always been, over whether to take a comprehensive approach to health care.

Jan
28

Criminalizing Policy Differences

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

President Obama wants to avoid criminalizing policy differences and avoid partisan witch hunts. This is taken to mean that Holder will not appoint a special prosecutor for torture.

Jan
28

Should Eric Holder Appoint a Special Prosecutor? Part 2 of the Debate

Tag: Political Ideas

The embedding doesn't work for part 2, but both parts are now posted here.

Jan
27

Should Eric Holder Appoint a Special Prosecutor?

Tag: Political Ideas

This is part 1 of a two-part debate, in which my opponent (not to mention the moderator) pretty well agreed with me that Bush and Cheney should be prosecuted. But it was probably not a topic she would ever have brought up if not asked. Such is the power of the media, and the need to support the Real News Network.

Jan
25

Dangerous Executive Orders

Tag: Political Ideas

The Center for Constitutional Rights has expressed concern that President Obama's executive order banning torture may contain a loophole. But no president has any right to declare torture legal or illegal, with or without loopholes. And if we accept that presidents have such powers, even if our new president does good with them, then loopholes will be the least of our worries.

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