Category Archives: Terrorism

Pick The Terror(able) Candidate

From Arran commenting on Spencer Ackerman’s “McCain Advisers Freaked Out by Al Qaeda Preference for McCain”: “‘Palls around’ with ‘washed-up terrorists’ – or – endorsed by Al Qaeda, the real deal note the lack of quotes on that second option.“

Serious About 9/11 – Honor The Dead, Help The Living

There are still rescue workers suffering illness from the September 11th attacks on New York – and some still are not receiving treatment, or sufficient treatment due to lack of health coverage. It’s a national scandal and disgrace.

Ezra Klein On The American Troop Surge In Iraq

Very worth reading.

One Of The More Powerful Critical Pieces On America I’ve Read In A Long Time

Charlie Pierce has written an extremely powerful piece, “The Cynic and Senator Obama,” in this month’s Esquire. Whatever you may think of it – it’s an important criticism, made more moving by Pierce’s love for an America lost (and feared forever lost). I got there via Ezra Klein’s post, which is also well worth a […]

Dick Durbin Letter Seeking Criminal Waterboarding Investigation Gets Answer – Attorney General Says “No”

When he went through confirmation hearings, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said about waterboarding, ‘if it’s torture, then it’s torture’ – which was both meaningless and obscene. After Michael Mukasey was shamefully confirmed as Attorney General, he said in U.S. Senate hearings that he “would feel” that waterboarding was torture if it were done to him. […]

What’s Good For Dodd Is Good For Edwards And Richardson – FISA Filibuster

Democratic Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd plans to make good on his promise to filibuster the Senate FISA renewal bill that provides retroactive immunity to telecommunication companies that may have illegally allowed the Bush Administration to spy on Americans. Dodd has called out three Senators running for president, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to […]

Bill Richardson And Chris Dodd Show Importance Of Larger Democratic Presidential Field For Progressives

I have a hard time, at this point, imagining Senator Chris Dodd becoming the Democratic nominee for president. While Bill Richardson seems more plausible, and has more support in polls and money, it seems to me he too is a real long shot. But both Richardson and, in some ways more particularly Dodd, have helped […]

Businesswoman, Mother, Army Colonel Jill Morgenthaler Enters IL 6th Congressional Race

Col. Jill Morgenthaler, most recently Illinois’ Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor, has entered the 6th Congressional District race as a Democratic challenger to first-term Republican Congressman Peter Roskam. Jill has over 30 years of military, government and private business experience, much of it focused on emergency preparedness, communications and […]

Petraeus A Distraction To The Real Issue Of Safety And Balance

Ezra Klein absolutely nails it. When General David Petraeus admitted in a moment of honesty that he couldn’t speak to America’s safety, only to the war tactics in Iraq, he showed his limits – and why he is tangential to the real issue. His later backtrack was just part of the show – of a […]

Bush Gets 15 Out Of 18 Benchmarks In Iraq…

…that’s 15 failures out of 18 benchmarks in the Iraq War – but hey, it’s still 15 out of 18….