Monthly Archives: January 2007

Tribute to Molly Ivins






Molly Ivins wrote lively, graceful tributes to other people, individuals she genuinely admired for courage and for service to the public

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Libby defense attempts win-win with incomplete memory of government witnesses






The testimony of three prosecution witnesses in the Libby trial has now placed Lewis Libby, as Vice President Cheney

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Prolonging Vietnam, part 2: why was the Watergate bugged?






Prolonging Vietnam, part 2: why was the Watergate bugged?     The secrecy, manipulation and deceit of the Nixon years had no larger foci than the two consuming topics of Vietnam and the Kennedys, and for President Richard M. Nixon, those two topics were joined. The inescapable conclusion is that Watergate stemmed from them.   Read More

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Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush






Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush Senator McCain presents as someone who figures it’s his turn, per generally the way GOP presidential nominations work—the next man in line steps up, wins the nomination usually without too much difficulty, and then wins or loses the general election. The occasional exception like Barry Goldwater is characterized for Read More

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Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush






Iraq escalation benefits Jeb Bush     It is difficult to imagine the sane person who could imagine that supporting the Bush escalation in Iraq will benefit John McCain politically. Even the cleaned-up language in which the president dressed his presentation last night (January 10, 2007) makes clear that he expects further carnage. Chilling, and Read More

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What prolonged the Vietnam War?






What prolonged the Vietnam War? Nixon with Kissinger Diaries of Nixon’s White House Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman, demonstrate that Nixon was fully aware in election year 1972 that the Vietnam War was not popular. The White House turned a paranoiac, watchful eye ever outward, constantly alert, scanning the political zodiac for any sign Read More

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