Who Authorized Detainee Abuse? Time for an Independent Counsel to Find Out

My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution. Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-TX) House Judiciary Committee Statement on the Articles of Impeachment July 25, 1974   ...more

 First, thanks to everyone for the comments and kind words. Second, it does seem to me that ...more

Conscientious Refusals - Cross posted @ kathulhu.com

According to an article in the LA Times, the Bush Administration is trying to push through one final bill that goes beyond abortion. ...more


I'm not sure who frustrates me more; Pelosi and her poorly timed comments about the Bush Administration, the Republicans who try and claim this was sufficient cause to vote against the bill, or the constituents who refuse to see the interconnected nature of our economy. ...more

"Heck of a job...Cox." Our Financial Katrina

Who is Christopher Cox and why does he matter? Christopher Cox is the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) is an independent agency of the U.S. government having primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry/stock market. He was appointed by President Bush in 2005 as Chairman. ...more

I like this plan a whole lot better than the blank check with one person deciding how the ...more

In Defense of George W. Bush - from a member of "the angry left"

Well not as much a defense as a little bit of human compassion for a man who is being hurled overboard like Jonah. And it seems that the people most anxious to hurl him into the sea are the members of his own party. Now that the great ship of the US economy is caught in a tsunami, the crew has decided that instead of drowning they are going toss the pariah. It's amazing what happens when a ship is going down. ...more

All of the "P's"-pundits, politicians, and political advisors are too busy seeing ...more


In Texas where I come from, “caint” is a perfectly good word. If it’s not already in the dictionary, it should be. Definition: what someone must not do, as in “Barack Obama caint choose Virginia’s anti-choice Gov. Tim Kaine as his running mate.” ...more