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Comments on Journalist Chris Hedges’ article “Why I’m Suing Barack Obama”

by Beverly Mann Comments on Journalist Chris Hedges’ article, “Why I’m Suing Barack Obama”(reformatted for easier reading) Dan asked me if I could comment on an article published yesterday on Truthdig, republished on Truthout, by veteran foreign correspondent and current Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges. The article is titled, “Why I’m Suing Barack Obama.” Hedges’ Truthdig […]

The suspected terrorist went to a federal pen?

by: Divorced one like Bush So, we can’t bring the Gitmo crowd here because they are dangerous and would create an inviting situation for further terrorism, but we can take the suspected Northwest Airline man to a federal pen just outside of Detroit? A suspected terrorist, in a federal pen? What?  Does the government really think […]

Another Cost of Low Prices

In the matter of externalities, accusing political enemies of being terrorists even after they are cleared of all wrongdoing is a feature of having economic power.* Good thing it’s not being done by a country G-Mu dislikes, or we’d hear about this at Marginal Revolution. But they’re too busy arguing that the Greenspan Commission were […]

Another Honest Republican

Lawrence Wilkerson tells the truth and shames the Devil: Many detainees locked up at Guantanamo were innocent men swept up by U.S. forces unable to distinguish enemies from noncombatants, a former Bush administration official said Thursday. “There are still innocent people there,” Lawrence B. Wilkerson, a Republican who was chief of staff to then-Secretary of […]

Losing The Other War

by Tom Bozzo Not that I want to reinforce our doom-and-gloom reputation or anything, but the Bush administration is demonstrating its inability to walk and chew gum at the same time by losing in Afghanistan: A recent Pentagon report about Afghanistan painted a stark picture of security conditions inside the country, a militant force that […]

How Not to Pay For a War

I’d like to thank the team at Angry Bear for giving me this opportunity to answer questions about my new book, “The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars.” If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, I encourage you to read the Outlook piece I wrote for the Washington Post on May 6. This piece […]