french bashing

I’m getting a little sick of the French Bashing from the right wing. I’ve noticed the following two themes: When the French do something in their national interest that somehow conflicts with our interests, they are betraying us. When we do something that is in our national interest but conflicts with French interests, we are… Continue reading french bashing

paul krugman

George W. Bush, I once wrote, “values loyalty above expertise” and may have “a preference for advisers whose personal fortunes are almost entirely bound up with his own.” And he likes to surround himself with “obsequious courtiers.” Lots of people are saying things like that these days. But those quotes are from a column published… Continue reading paul krugman

Pat Tillman

War hero Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan last year, believed the US war on Iraq was “f***ing illegal” and counted Noam Chomsky among his favorite authors. Must read story from The Nation. The right wing hasn’t come up with its spin yet, so they are just claiming to know Tillman more than his… Continue reading Pat Tillman

what karl told the fbi

WASHINGTON – Karl Rove testified for the fourth and final time Friday before the grand jury investigating whether his conversations with two reporters led to the leaking of a CIA operative’s identity. The White House aide spent about four and a half hours inside the federal courthouse, and left without commenting to reporters. From the… Continue reading what karl told the fbi