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Ralph Nader Sends Open Letter to President Bush: The Country You Destroyed

Ralph Nader Sends Open Letter to President Bush: The Country You Destroyed Hey Ralph, remember that time you ran for president and told everyone that there would be no difference between Bush and Gore? How did that turn out?

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W defending PRISM on HuffPo

W defending PRISM on HuffPo

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Bush brought an unprecedented level of systematic dishonesty to American political life, and we may never recover. Think about his two main “achievements”, if you want to call them that: the tax cuts and the Iraq war, both of which continue to cast long shadows over our nation’s destiny. The key thing to remember is […]

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Conservatives Had Better Hope George W. Bush Was a Dummy

Conservatives Had Better Hope George W. Bush Was a Dummy if conservatives want us to believe that the United States blundered through a major terrorist attack, two major failed military adventures, dismal economic performance, and then finally an epic economic collpase all while under the watch of a very bright and attentive leader then it […]

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Keith Hennessy on Bush and the financial crisis.

Keith Hennessy on Bush and the financial crisis. One of my students asked “How involved was President Bush with what was going on?” I smiled and responded, “What you really mean is, ‘Was President Bush smart enough to understand what was going on,’ right?” The class went dead silent. Everyone knew that this was the […]

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Bush tax cuts 10th anniversary: They’ve been a failure in every conceivable way.

The massive Bush tax cuts mark their 10th birthday this week. Sadly, despite my best efforts to find something redeeming about them—honest!—there is little to celebrate. By nearly all of the metrics set out by President Bush himself, the cuts were a colossal failure. From Bush tax cuts 10th anniversary: They’ve been a failure in […]

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Londo Mollari on Iran?

The recent saber rattling with Iran has reminded of a quote from Londo Mollari of Babylon 5: “Only a fool fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to the kingdom of fools fights a war on twelve fronts!” There are three classic military blunders. Getting into a land war in Asia. Opening a […]

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Sweetest Job in Washington

Yosses is also co-author of the cookbook “Desserts for Dummies,” an Amazon.com review of which promised: “Before you know it, you’ll start creating desserts that you’ve only dreamed of.” From Washington Wire – WSJ.com : Sweetest Job in Washington The guy who wrote the Desserts for Dummies book is now the White House pastry chef. […]

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PATH Tunnels Seen as Fragile in Bomb Attack

An analysis done for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says that the PATH train tunnels under the Hudson River are more vulnerable to a bomb attack than previously thought, and that a relatively small amount of high explosives could cause significant flooding of the rail system within hours. From New York […]

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Bushenfreude

And yet Bushenfreude—the phenomenon whereby high-income beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts use their windfalls to fund Democratic candidates—is still raging this election season. If anything, it’s more intense than in 2004. Around the country, high earners with million-dollar homes, foreign cars, and fancy jobs, people who have won the meritocratic race, are furious at […]