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Nov 18 2013

Interlude: Moment of Silence

REID TURNER BLACKBURN WALLACE NORWOOD BOWERS JOEL K. COLTEN RONALD LEE CONNER TERRY A. CRALL CLYDE ANDREW CROFT JOSE A. DIAS ELLEN DILL WILLIAM (BILL) DILL ARLENE H. EDWARDS JOLENE H. EDWARDS BRUCE EDWARD FADDIS JAMES F. FITZGERALD JR. THOMAS G. GADWA ALLEN R. HANDY PAUL HIATT DAVID A. JOHNSTON DAY ANDREW KARR DAY BRADLEY …

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Jul 18 2009

Viva la Differance

Compare and contrast time, my darlings. Back when Bush was a burden, we had to watch supposed lawyers fuck the law up the back passage without lubricant, and his supposed lawyers are still trying to do so today: David Shuster and Harper’s Scott Horton break down John Yoo’s poorly written op-ed at the Wall Street …

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Jul 09 2009

The Regulators Are Coming

Remember when we were talking about speculators being responsible for spiking gas prices? Seems like said speculators may be in for a nasty shock: I’ve been following this for a while, and it’s encouraging news if the commodities regulators follow through. These guys have been driving up the cost of oil with the same sort …

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Jun 24 2009

Our Vulcan President

Ladies and gentlemen, the evidence that Barak Obama is, in fact, a Vulcan, despite his penchant for flashing beaming grins. Exhibit A, which is evident in his every speech and appearance, and thus needs no link: his preternatural calm. Exhibit B: His ability to flash a Vulcan salute. And Exhibit C: His response to inane …

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May 16 2009

Obama Better Do Better

This week isn’t going down as one of the more inspiring of Obama’s young presidency. First, he’s flirting with continuing Bush’s indefinite detention policy: Haven’t we already seen this movie? Didn’t we already reject this policy with Obama’s election? I didn’t vote for him because I wanted him to embrace Bush’s policies, and if he …

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Apr 11 2009

Another Reason to Plant an Organic Garden

No, it’s not just because Michelle Obama’s doing it, although she makes it look good: Michelle Obama helped with spring planting in the White House garden yesterday, along with some of the WH kitchen and grounds staff and students from Bancroft Elementary School in DC. This is a great teaching moment on nutrition and activity …

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Mar 20 2009

Doing the Right Thing

From time to time, Obama earns a trip to the woodshed. But let’s not lose sight of the fact that he’s also doing a hell of a lot of good, and taking the country in directions it should’ve been going all along: I’ve been ragging on Obama relentlessly over the ways in which he has …

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Mar 18 2009

Wielding the Paddle So I Don’t Have To

Eli at Firedoglake has a pretty damning piece on Obama’s willingness (or lack thereof) to make the hard decisions: One of the changes I most hoped for (but did not, however, expect) was to have a president who puts the rule of law and well-being of the country ahead of the narrow self-interest of the …

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Mar 16 2009

Woodshed Time

And just think, I don’t even have to tire out my own arm. On many fronts, Obama’s doing a damned good job. However, this doesn’t immunize him from criticism when he spectacularly fails to meet expectations. And just lately, it’s become clear that he needs a bit o’ reminding about this document called the Constitution, …

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Mar 11 2009

Science Hero

I know all of you have probably seen this in one form or another, but I just want to point out that our new President is a champion for science: As expected, President Obama today reversed Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research, but that’s not all he did today. While hosting a White House ceremony to …

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